Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL Champagne bottle from Slowbeer
Proper looking dark beer - jet black body, holds dense brown head.
Seriously intense aroma; lots of treacle/molasses/candy sugar thing going on, dark roast coffee, bitter cocoa, licorice & dried fruit/liqueur dessert wine undertones.
Thick oil, viscous texture, low carbonation, warming, once again, liqueur-like.
Big flavours explode on the palate - dark candy sugar, cocoa, black coffee, charred nuts, dried fruits. Big bitterness, warming finish, not particularly sweet - at all really!
Full on stuff - proper after dinner beer - doesn’t sugar coat chocolate/coffee thing.
stevoj (2723) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, smooth and chocolaty. Dark brown with medium airy beige head. Aroma is equal parts chocolate and roast grains. Taste is more so with a little smoke and wood. velvety smooth body, nice subtle bitter finish.
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasted at Mane. Pours dark brown with a sticky tan head. Nose is loaded with vanilla, some brown sugar, smooth espresso and dark chocolate. Very decadent stuff with a heavy cocoa powder feel to the beer. Loads of mocha notes swinging towards a chocolate driven style. Not overly sweet which is pleasing. Very tasty
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malt, roasty, dried fruit and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty and caramel leading to a dry finish. Not bad.
mkel07 (4029) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium September 2013. Nice big head of foam atop a thick looking black beer that Is actually a lot thinner than it looks. Vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate dominate.
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first one from holgate and damn, Such a fine beer from Australia. A good job there
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Nicke80 (248) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little head. aroma of coffee, with sweet coffee taste.
bgb1991 (127) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter cacao aroma and warm alcohol notes. What a looker this is, super fine dark tan head. Dark brown colour and a touch of ruby. Dark berries and alcohol are at the front of the taste. Some bitter chocolate but I dont get any coffee. Good body for a porter. Needs more balancing of the alcohol to be great.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head. Barely translucent deep dark red body. Roasty chocolatey sherry aroma with honey and vanilla fudge notes. Dry-sweet honey vanilla fudge and sherry taste with earthy chocolatey notes. Mid-to-full body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish roasty wooden chocolatey aftertaste with licorice spice and vanilla fudge notes. Nice, drinkable, full of flavour, quite delicate, complex. (0.65l bottle, from ?)
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice choc aroma. Jet black colour with nice head. Bitter choc flavour with sharp coffee like finish. Medium body and carbonation
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