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Great brew for a cold winter night. Don’t be fooled by the virtually opaque black color of this porter. This beer is clean and smooth. The dark roasted malts give this beer coffee-like tones on top of a rich chocolate malt character. Moderately hopped.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (415) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Smells sweet and chocolatey, has a nice tan head. Taste is mostly roasted coffee with moderate hops. Though there is an underlying hint of tart that must come from the juniper berries, though it blends un with the hops. It might be more pronounced if let to warm. Smooth and drinkable. I enjoyed it while playing skyrim, the two went well together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2378) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pint bottle poured to a small Czech-pils glass displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown hue, with some ruby highlighting, good persistence to the brownish tan, bubbles & cream head, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma started with a creamy, roasted, cocoa & malted nose, adding a touch of toffee at the end. At this point, the only sweetness in the whole experience was a slight hint that accompanied the malt. With a medium+ body and decent carbonation, the flavor exposed some burnt characteristics that partnered up with a substantially dry, gin-like and earthy bitterness to linger well past the finish. A little parched, but a unique slant to the style with the juniper berry as an adjunct. This was a 2011 bottle with the plain black cap, as 2012->will have logo caps.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3280) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
16oz bottle 9/21/12 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in English Pint-Pours black with a nice tight two finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, bacon, berries, and chocolate. Taste of the same with more coffee and chocolate coming in. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and kicks butt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/9/11. Bottle poured into a standard conical pint glass. This is one of the darkest Porters I’ve ever poured. Utter blackness like dirty motor oil. Very viscous as well. A small mocha head tops it off. Lots of lacy webbing on the glass. The nose starts sweet with notes of creamy milk chocolate, more dairy, and finishes roasted with hints of espresso and ground coffee beans. The heavy look carries over to the feel. Moderate chew to this one. Carbonation is in the background, just bubbly enough. Hefty beer. I’m not sure exactly if I have much experience picking out juniper flavor, but this beer says that it is brewed with juniper berries. There is an almost bittersweet twang on the back end of this one, that I can only guess is juniper berry (?). Otherwise this beer is all roasted, almost to a fault. The heavy char and roasted qualities wear on me over the course, and I find the drinkability hindered. I thought there would be a bit more sweetness balancing this one out, but I find it lacking. It’s a good beer anyways. Away from the norm a tad, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012

Bottle 1 pint.

Clear dark dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark roasted, strong coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2012
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity roasted malty spicy hoppy juniper aroma. Fruity roasted malty bitter chocoalte flavor with hints of hops. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of of caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10770) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
pitch dark, small brown head. roasted malty aroma, coffee, caramel, flavor is roasted malts, dry, dusty, woody.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, 50 cl. Pours black with a small beige head. Roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice, herbs. Flavor is herbal, medium sweet, heavy roasted bitter finish, hints of chocolate and coffee. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
1 pint bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Thick malty and caramelish, roasted and light minerally. Bitter, dark roasted, chocolate and dry finish.


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