mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown-black body with a fluffy mocha-brown head. Aroma is chocolatey with some chalky grape and raisin almonds. The flavour has some bitter cocoa, coffee roast, and chalky resin. Fairly dry in the finish. Quite good.
djoeye (2000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with light rusty brown head. Sweet fruity crispy dark malts, syrup, sugared plums and green leaves to the nose. Fruity taste; plum peels, coffee cream, chocolate, dry apple, leading to a soft flourish finish. Nice feel and body. Good brew.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml, from a Vinmonopolet in Oslo. A black colour with a large brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt, some yeast notes. Flavour of chocolate malt with honey and coffee. Some underlying hop notes. Low to moderate carbonation. A slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Really enjoyed this.
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a beige head. Heavy stuff :-) Chocolate, coffe and roasted malt nose. Massive flavor with roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruits and coffe. Well done Haandbryggeriet. Highly recomendable.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]
Lowenbrau (2387) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hop punch, quite bitter, roasty, quite dry. Coffee, liquorice. Tough one, enjoyable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 02/05/2011. Dark black body with a medium creamy brown head.
Rich roast chocolate and molasses aroma, slight raisin.
Sweet fruit, chocolate and molasses flavor with light smoke.
Medium full body mod high carb.
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is pretty cool. It has a fairly sweet taste of roast and chocolate upfront. It sort of peters off, then all of a sudden there is a huge dark coffee resurgence that lingers. It’s really good.
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Batch 138, 2008 vintage....best by Jan ’10...
Pours deep brown with a huge, fountain-cola, slow gushing, dark head.
Aroma is smoke, chocolate.
Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, roast coffee, malt.
A slightly tangy bit of dark fruit.
Very, very, nice.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog rating 12-06-2008. Bottle and Batch NR 79. This beer pours a medium size tan frothy, fizzy head that mostly diminished, opaque body, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malty, chocolate, coffee, and roasty. The flavor mimics the aroma. The palate is smooth, thin and watery. This is a thin bodied Porter. Overall, this beer is too thin and watery tasting given the style and the flavor just did not do this beer justice.
AirForceHops (3772) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, purchased @ Julio’s Liquors. (had in my cellar about 6 months) Intensely dark brown with large beige head. Bottle has a bit too much carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, mild coffee, some dark fruits. Dry roasted coffee, roasted grain, hints of licorice and a bit of a citrus hop. Although the citrus is barely noticeable. A bit of lactose sugar as well. Medium in body leaning on the full side. The texture is on the creamy side but the fizzy/ over-carbonation hurts it I feel. Still really tasty.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL Bottle, on sale at Kingstown Liquors - North Kingstown, RI for $3! Tangy, metallic roast aroma. Flavors are solid. Light woodiness, a bit of cherry juice and some distant chocolate. Maybe just a nip past-peak, but still very solid and a good bargain at this price. I did, however, expect a richer, more oily beer.