doubelknv3 (911) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, off-white, tan head. Frothy, but not a strong head retention, and mild lacing. Dark roast, sweet malt notes, and licorice aroma. Full bodied, roast malt dominated with buttering notes. Decent balance, tongue tingler, dry finish with mild bitterness.
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chinchill (1012) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Stamped enjoy by 22 Sept. 2013.
Pour is clear, dark, reddish-brown with a tan head that soon reduces to a thin top coat but leaves good lacing.
Aroma: sweet and dark roasted malts with a hint of hops.
Flavor: rather subtle hop presence for style despite the brewer’s claim of "a bold hop presence". Roasty flavor with a hints of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and smoke. Strong finish.
Feel: medium body with well chosen low carbonation.
ibrubeer (11) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some bitterness to the aftertaste that I don’t quite like. I can taste a richness that I like too, but that bitterness is there.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark, dark, dark ruby colour with a beige head. Smells great. Coffee notes, cocoa, light vanilla, light citrus, and earthy notes. Medium bodied, and extremely flavourful it’s dry up front with lots of coffee notes, a light fruity tang, light brown sugar that leads into some earthy/ashy notes and then a bone dry finish. If you like dry, flavourful porters, than this is for you. Thumbs up.
Brentv (76) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Online Cafe in DTW airport. Dark brown. Lots of lacing. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Nice balanced flavor. Would order again.
Holtguy (89) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with tan head. Aroma of burnt coffee and chocolate. Flavor similar to aroma. Smooth but with a little bite to it. Great beer.
rick_91709 (84) - USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Almost black with a small, beige head. Smell of coffee and maybe a little chocolate. Taste of coffee and a little dark chocolate bitterness. A little smokiness mixed in.
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mzaar (1208) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
På fat. Svart öl med moccafärgat skum. Det här är en stolt öl, en fyllig och stor porter. Mörk choklad, kaffe, soja och en lätt rökighet i doften. Detsamma i smaken där det också smyger in en svag citrus som grädde på moset. Mycket, mycket trevlig.
N3lson1 (66) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious porter, pitch black in color. A nice smokey, chololately taste to it. Aftertaste of licorice (no overpowering licorice flavor)
Stefano21 (17) - Toronto, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Pours a nearly pitch black colour with only slightest hint of head which dissipated instantly. Like most dark beers this thing is full bodies with huge tastes of coffee and hints of chocolate and caramel.