Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for giving me this as an extra(!!). 500 ml bottle served in a CBS snifter.
A: Pours a solid black color with a brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and collar that leaves some nice sticky, soapy lace down the glass.
S: Roasted malts and coffee beans up front. Some light bakers chocolate and some toffee.
T: The taste is transcendent. Milk chocolate, nice roasted malts and some chocolate covered espresso beans all fill my mouth and run across my taste buds. Delicious vanilla sweetness with a light toffee richness to it. The finish is a little bitter bakers chocolate, a hint of burnt sugar and some light molasses as well.
M: Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Medium low carbonation with a nice combination of roast and sweet notes on the finish with just a hint of dryness. The drinkability is off the charts.
O: This is an incredibly decadent treat. Rich and creamy with great notes of roast, chocolate and espresso. This is the best porter money can buy. I will be seeking this out again, and very soon.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2012
_angst_ (3541) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you Glouglouburp! Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a small frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, quality chocolate, dark roar coffee, pumpernickel, roasted nuts and hints of cereal.Taste is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, cocoa powder, slightly sweet dark bread, moist grass, wood, roasted nuts, vanilla and hints of citrus. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, round and medium bodied. Finish is timy sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, pumpernickel, dark roast coffee, moist grass, liquorice root and slightly peppery wood. Great balanced stuff as usual.
rlgk (13337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Black beer with a nice brown head. Aroma from licorice and cocoa powder, spicy, chilli notes, dark chocolate, bitter hops, roasted, tar, vanilla, milk chocolate, woody, smoked, peat notes. Dark chocolate flavor, vanilla, tar, licorice, hay, peat, spicy, cocoa powder, roasted, woody, coffee bean, milk chocolate, vanilla, some hay and grass. Wonderful mouthfeel and with a well balanced roasted finish with cocoa powder, chocolate, chilli wood and tar.
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle rlgk’s tasting. Pours black with a nice bubbly tanned head leaving small laces. Aroma is coffee chocolate roasted malts sweet fruity appleas and pears. Flavor is velvety fullbodied heavy dark chocolate coffee roasted malty yet not harsh just heavy overwhelming, beautiful sweetness and bitterness just spot on. Finishes with a pleasant roasted malty bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste.
larsniclas (6115) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Black with a beige head.
Sourish and spicy aroma; milky chocolate, and some peat.
Milky chocolate in the flavour as well. Some tar and peat.
Pretty high bitterness and a bit harsh.
Roasted with a soft and smooth mouthfeel.
Dazz3 (1669) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells coffee, abit chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes coffee and roasted malt, abit watery then a clear raisins roasted malt finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of BOLTZ7555!!! Thanks Jason. It pours dark murky mahogany body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some brownie, malt balls, some black licorice and a mild cedar wood like spiciness. The taste is rich with a mix of dark roasted malts, molasses and rolling into yummy sticky chocolate brownie. It gets a bit spicy like it has been aged on cedar or that’s just sort of a spicy black licorice sensation. Dandy stuff.
portableparty (2056) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour by iadler. Pours dark oily brown with a nice soapy khaki tan head that settles to a wispy film an sudsy collar. Aroma has a sweet smokiness of malt subtle anise and chocolate. Taste is sweet roasted smokey malt and coco along with a decent bitterness. Palate is full chalky an dry. What can I say the hype lives on, it’s lovely!
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Iadler! Dark black pour, little lacing and dark chocolate aroma. Flavor is also bitter dark chocolate, sweet caramel and smoky peat on the aftertaste. Really damn nice.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Very dark thick pour with a beige head. Huge aroma and taste of chocolate, coffee, licorice, and some smoke. Phenomenal.