berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
small coffee coloured head with a rather special pattern and disappears with lacing. dark coffee colour that doesn’t let light through. pronounced aroma of hops and some toasted malts. taste is slight sweet, coffee with a pronounced bitterness and a long aftertaste. quite dense body. draft @ el pedal / notes from backlog
PS. was the wax really necessary on the bottled version? it’s just messy ...
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml swing-top bottle from Cervezorama 2.0 in Madrid. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense, creamy and foamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty and citrusy with lots of grapefruits and a nice dark chocolate malt backing. Pine resins, caramel, bread, and touches of licorice. Flavor is similar. Lots of resiny, piney grapefruits up front before a nice roastiness comes in. A good amount of dark chocolate, some caramel, bread, and hints of licorice balance the hops nicely. Finishes dry, bitter, roasty, and piney with lots of grapefruits before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full body and a soft, moderately active carbonation. Overall, a really nice hoppy porter. Lots of grapefruit pine resins, but plenty of roasts and chocolate to balance. Great beer.
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by haggerty. Pours dark brown with a toasty aroma and a modest tan head. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry oak finish. Very tasty.
jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted dark malt, perfume. Good cappucino lace
Roast chocolate, big hop aromatics.
Somewhat sticky and resiny in the finish.
Interesting, not sessionable
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
20/IV/13 - 75cl bottle @ Erwin’s post aquarium BBQ - BB: X/2014 - (2013-342) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark purple to black beer, creamy thick beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of exotic fruits, caramel, mocha, bit floral, mango. MF: ok carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: exotic fruits, citrus, some caramel, bitter hops, pretty sweet, ripe fruits. Aftertaste: bitter hops, caramel, mocha, some coffee, exotic fruits, citrus, piny, cocoa powder.
TANGO73 (40) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap at BBF. Black pour with small tan head.lacing. Nose is boozy with some dark chocolate. Tastes better than it looks or smells. Smooth--particularly for a BIPA--with some roasted malts in the finish. Is not a bad beer.
maltwolf (17) - FRANCE - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At BBF. Dark brown black color with a small tan head. Aroma malty, hoppy, chocolate, taste similar, very nice brew, surprising.
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pour with very thick lasting head, looks beautiful. Aroma coffee roasty cereal. Full bodied and bitter. Sticky lips.
BRW (955) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At BBF. Black colour with tan head. Roasted malts and hoppy aroma. Predominant hoppy taste, with roasted malts.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BBF. Dark cloudy maroon brown color, medium beige head. Aroma and taste are strong, boozy dark fruit.