fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour with a huge, chunky tan head that stays huge for an annoyingly long time and leaves some good lacing. The foam just sitting there mocking me forever, keeping me from drinking lost a tick. Aroma of coffee, roast, roast nuts, dark chocolate, a decent amount of char, light smoke and earthy pine notes. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roast, char, smoke and some of what seems like lactic acidity, light metallic and mineral notes, toast, earthy dark fruit and pine. The flavor is a bit hard to nail down because even though the bottle foamed over a bit on opening and the head exploded even with a fairly gently pour this stuff is still extremely over carbonated. With some waiting and swirling in the glass the carbonaiton dies down a bit, but then the acidic and metallic tastes seem stronger. Medium body with an explosive, sharp and blanketing carbonation and not much else to be described as the carbonation washes any other mouthfeel away. All in all other than the crazy carbonation I think it would be a pretty good beer, definitely not worth the $9 asking price in this condition though.
Alengrin (1025) - BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Norwegian ’coffee porter’ with coffee actually added. Beige foam, colour entirely black. Strong coffee aroma but complex, with lots of bitter chocolate, dark fruits and liquorice accent. Taste smoothly malty, creamy, almost the same mouthfeel as coffee with milk, sweetish and rich, chocolatey, spicy notes, finishing in a strong roasted, black coffee-like bitterness. More a coffee stout than a porter, if you ask me.
RafeAU (60) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Plonk. Very dark, medium body. Great coffee porter/imperial stout. Very on the ’coffee’ side of the spectrum.
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noire, forte mousse beige cremeuse. Super nez de café torrefié grillé. Gout de café amer, grain de café, note de houblon, fin amere. Pas de carbonation. Super!
sirsledz (13) - POLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 571. Very good aroma, big hit of coffe and roasted tones. Beer is quite light and drinkable, carbonization is low, and...it’s only 6,5% EBV, not so much for a porter. Bitterness is low, beer is semidry. Good stuff.
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at havnelageret. Pours black, nose is roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, taste is bitter, dry roasted, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee.
Frode (208) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy dark brown, with tan head. Dark toasted coffee, chocolate malty aroma. Sweet, bitter, herbal coffee aroma.
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled July 2011. Deep brown/black pour with a tight tan head. Toffee, dried fruit and coffee aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, roasty, almost a sweet iced coffee rather than espresso bitterness. Really tasty - sweeter than expected but done so well
andregoncalves (1386) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Color is dark brown to dark. Head is thin and brownish. Body is medium and hipersmooth. Finish is short and soft. Some sweetness. Bitterness is medium. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, light liqueur, light toast.
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, served in Snifter @ Homo Sibaris. Pours deep dark brown with medium beige creamy head (lasting). Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and hints of coffee. Bitter taste because of the blend coffe + hops, balanced by the malts which give a chocolaty touch. Very nice coffee grains on the palate. Full body, perfect carbonation. So balanced and smooth.
melush (560) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a cafe, malta tosta, ligeramente a regaliz.