nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by daknole like a beer pimp -- thanks!! Pours roasted black with a trim ring of brown foam. Smells of lactose, peppermint, and cocoa -- very inviting. Tastes of espresso, milk cocoa, sweet malts, oak, and booze. This beer fucking ROCKS. I have no idea what’s going on with the ratings -- perhaps some bottles are infected??
LarsEngen (357) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 225. 10% ABV. This beer made me drive 600 km to clear out 8 different stores for this brilliant stuff. The later batches fell to 9% ABV and the remake down to 6% ABV. Chickens....
Pours black with a large creamy beige head. Extreme strong and complex aroma of coffee,chocolate, brown sugar, prunes, wood, spice and some sweetness. Flavor is very complex of the same, full bodied, very creamy mouthfeel. This is one of those beers that you could just enjoy the aroma of for an hour before tasting it. Just two left in my cellar :-(
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Toni from Erzbierschof. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of sour cherries and dark fruits with subtle hints of vanilla, and finishing with a fine roasted malt and chocolate. Tastes very tart, with dark red cherries, sourness, vanilla, and a mild bitter. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, silky and oily texture. An excellent and amazing beer.
OmegaX (1250) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Markwise for this one. Aroma is cacao, carob, some slight roast and vanilla. Wood. Taste is similar with plenty of roast and sweet vanilla. Oak is written all over this one but in a mild way, giving this brew great flavors.
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This porter was special. There was a nice and chalky, earthy presence among mellow cocoa notes. In the background was a nice and oaky undertone that had a nice texture as well. Quite the beer, and a big thanks to Markwise for sharing.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to markwise.
Near black pour with lots of tan head. Aroma is great - oak, vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Slightly fruity flavor with more roast and chocolate.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from Green’s Beverages in Atlanta. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is spice, slight booze, licorice, wood, slight chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is similar. I am not sure what Aqua Vita tastes like, but it does some nice things to this porter. Flavor swells with anise, the darkest of chocolate, roast, and dark fruit. Medium to full in body with some lingering spicy licorice and dark fruit.
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this last night and lost the notes on my computer, anyhow from what I remember, black body with decent tan head, dark chocolate and a little alcohol on the nose, mouthfilling, dark fruit coming through as well as hint of smoke.
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Botttle. Black colour with a off white head. Complex aroma, roasted barley, coffe, citrus, deep red wine? Flavour is also hard to describe, but it gives a warm and well mixed mouthfeel, coffe, toffe, cirtus, dark fruits.
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle #147. This one pours a pretty much pitch black body with a quickly fading and sidesticking tanned head. Aroma is surprisingly tart and oaky with some roasted and smoky notes and hints of both alcohol, coffee and licorice. It has average to soft carbonation, medium-bodied and a oily mouthfeel. Flavors are also quite sourish (the sourness can actually remind a bit of the same sourness I found in their Odin’s Tripel) with more oak, coffee and red wine vinegar. Ends quite dry with a lasting light roasted and sour aftertaste and just a little hint of alcohol as well. Interessting stuff! Not anything like the new remake.
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 147. Pitch, opague black colour - creamy, brownish head. Smells coffe, roasty, wine and wood (oak?). Tastes wine, coffe, roasty and some sourness. Warming, full body.