DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The name might create disapointment for Imperial stout lovers, as there are far more "engine oil" like beers around. Just remember its a Scottish ale. My bottle opened in silence but poured with mellow carbonation, a small, lacy tan head and a nice coffee color. I smelled herbal, grass aromas, segueing to cookies, malt, and toffee. Full mouthfeel, rich delicately sweet caramel, raisins, coffee, chocolate and a refined nutty flavor I love in UK ales. Lasting, lightly bitter finish, sweet, but crisp and not at all syrupy.
Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a very dark brown color with a large brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, raisin, treacle, bakerís chocolate. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, bitter hops. Medium bodied. Nice.
paul_the_frog (13) - FRANCE - JUN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When you want to drink marmite blended with soya sauce. Slightly smoky, salty. I tried it with smoked duck filet. Paradise it was
Graham77 (116) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Lovely black colour with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, nuts and roasted grain. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. A well balanced, smooth and viscous porter. A real treat.
TheJestersBeer (1703) - SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark reddish brown, with a thick brown head.
Roasted aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, toffee, ashes.
Dry, medium to full bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, quite astringent taste, coffee, licorice, ashes, earth, dark chocolate, caramel.
Well balanced, rich and tasty. (2013-06-02)
andyhwcinc (1167) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA, enjoyed at my hotel on the last day of vacation in Bar Harbor, ME. Appearance is pitch black, relatively thick, with a thin white rim. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, definitely toasty, smells great and simple. Taste goes down with a nice roasted malt profile, light burn, great chocolate notes, coffee presence, taste is fantastic. Really solid brew.
Groogrux108 (31) - Recife, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee and dark chocolate notes on the nose and palate. Extremely complex flavor yet not overwhelming. Truly remarkable porter.
VictorSA (75) - NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml fra Vinmonopolet. Sort med lysebrunt skum. Aromaen domineres av kakao, med kaffe og hav i tillegg. Smaken er middels brent og ganske fyldig. Middels høy karbonasjon og gresslig bitterhet. God ettersmak. (Munkegata, 27.05.13)
StevieT (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good beer..............................................
RobertDale (2001) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Hopfest 2013. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, and malt. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, molasses, coffee, and caramel. Nice.
HoppyBudgie (285) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 at sola.Black with a lasting medium sized light brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate, dark malts and dried fruits. Roast note and a good bitterness for balance. Nicely balanced