DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid and dark brown toward black with 3-finger khaki head. The head is loud. The nose is huge hops, roasty dark patent malt, fuselly heat. Tastes patent malty, with notes of dark choc, cacao, and hops. Methinks this is misbranded as a traditional ale, as this is a Baltic porter. Another nice beer from Haand (Sollo).
blankboy (5199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m. Batch 490. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruit and leafy hops. Malty and yeasty flavour along with leafy hops and a big, spicy, bitter finish. Some alcohol there but not bad for 9%. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. I didn’t love it but it’s pretty good.
jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013-05-24. Very dark brown black body, small but nice tan head. 3++ Aroma is relatively alcoholic, malty, sort of fruity with tangy notes. 7+ Flavour is quite fruity, tangy with a bitter undertone, fruity. Vaguely spice like note? Warming alcohol in the finish. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Pretty nice. Enjoyable. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
NBird (152) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black/brown, tan medium head. Smells..roasted malts, slight cooked fruits, salty licorice, spice and hints of dark choc. Tastes..well roasted malts, dark fruits, bitter dark choc, spice, some coffee hints.
pdx77 (400) - Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Black with tan head. Aroma is sweet, smokey, and roasty. Taste is sweet and has dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and dark liquor notes. Finishes with a warming booziness.
HogTownHarry (5713) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle shared by jercraigs and mabel with me and blankboy.. Deep, deep but not cloudy black-ruby with a decent mottled tan/light brown almost greenish creamy head. Odd aroma - light porter with mineral bitterness, some alcohol - sort of resin-y too, some molasses. Damn - taste - like a black IPA with a little tart fruit and calcium - I like it, but so weird. Light body, mild carbonation, medium roasty herbal finish, a little tart after-tang. I like it, maybe a little earthy peat in the aftertaste.
Niko100 (1515) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, spice, and some licorice; Nicely balanced with good carbonation; Pretty decent.
Beerdedone (2363) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and spices. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and had some smokiness with a dry and bitter finish.
TET (1130) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A colabrown beer with a very big, dense and brown head. Aroma interesting and complex, roastiness, lemon, hint of smoke and liquirice. Taste is roasted, lots of salt liquirice, citrusfruits, just right amount of sweetness, earthyness. The aftertaste is long and slightly warming, some smoke. Medium+ bodied, high carbonation, but smooth, quite easy to drink. Again, very interesting and tastefull beer from Haandbryggeriet. Honest earthyness and complexicity.
Lilja (998) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ett smakrikt julöl. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe,karamell. Välbalanserat mellan syrlighet och sötma.
tcane7 (911) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with thick lasting mocha head. Notes of smoked malts, dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, licorice, and some spice.