adnielsen (9605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a black appearance and a creamy brown head. Very rich, roasty coffee aroma with nice acidic fruity notes in addition to dark chocolate, vanilla, and a shit load of roastiness. Creamy, milky, rich burnt coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate flavor. Tastes a bit thin but overall pretty tasty.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with thick tan head that disappears quickly, some light lace. Aroma is spent coffee grains, chocolate. Taste black coffee, roasted, chocolate. Thick and oily with a long dry and sticky black coffee finish
drjay44 (2800) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours an enormous well retained, beige head, over a brown black (SRM 35) body......nose is coffee, cocoa, with dusty tones, hints of toffee/caramel.....taste is light coffee, chocolate, light toffee/caramel, with dried fruit (raisin, fig) sweetness, finishing with light bitterness, with hints of green pepper......mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This is a pleasant beer. It has a high ABV for a Brown Porter, does not have the hop bitterness of a Robust Porter, and is somewhat sweet. This leaves a Baltic Porter for the style, which it meets quite well. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
SSSteve (3874) - - AUG 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. thick, oily pour with a light brown, almost tan color and no head. raw bean coffee aroma. flavor is tart beneath the coffee and dark chocolate notes. not sweet. lifeless palate. not my favorite from haand.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown in color with a rather large and tightly packed khaki head. Looks pretty nice. Sweet aroma with chocolate, toffee, some light roast coffee. Pretty nice, but this is a bit sweeter than I’d like. Taste is chocolate, some raisins, dark cherries, and maybe a touch of coffee. Not what I was expecting from this beer. A bit thin bodied, but otherwise this is okay. I feel my tastes have changed quite a bit over the last couple of years. Dark beers were something that I loved, but lately I’ve been struggling to finish even small amounts of them.
lusikka (6677) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere.
Pours a murky brown colour with an orange hue and no head at all. Aroma of strong roasted malts, dark coffee, pepper and vegetables. Flavour of roasted malts, milk, smooth roasted coffee, mild hops and some sweet raisins. Unfortunately some vegetable notes from the coffee beans but not as strong as expected. Medium bodied, silky oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes very smooth, mellow and roasty. Coffee isn’t too aggressive here, but this could use a heavier body.
olio (6788) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere. bottled 17.02.2012.
Pours murky brown color with no head. Aroma of coffee, mild vegetables, some malts and hints of chocolate. Flavour of coffee, dark berries, some dark fruits and mild caramel. Sadly a bit too watery palate.
laiti (6237) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Kultainen Apina. Brewed 03.02.2012, bottled 17.02.2012
Aroma has lots of mocha, some licorice, jalopeno-llike vegetables and nettles, Flavour has mocha, some licorice and dark chocolate. Some jalopenos and hints of nettles in the finish. Palate is a bit watery, perhaps the 6% is not enough.
Borup (6644) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishop Arms, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and smokey notes.
Kavu (2543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and loads of coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, plenty of coffee, some alcohol and a hoppy finish. Great.