Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craigs. A very dark brown colour with a red hue when held to the light. Pours with a thin tan head. Fruity nose with coffee notes. Up-front flavour of coffee with caramel. Mouth-feel is a little foamy.
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... sweet roast .... quite fruity nose ... dark roast ... solid chocolate malt ... very fruity ... rich and complex ... maybe a little tooo sweet for me.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very much an "after dinner" style beer... Big doses of choc, Violet Crumble and vanilla, still quite sweet and the 50 IBU is hardly noticeable, but quite necessary i suppose.
vanvenlo (1201) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biero (8-Apr-11) Sweet choc malt hop and a touch of mocha aroma. Black colour with good yellow head and big suds lacing. Big luscious sweet choc and vanilla spice, spiritous alcohol flavour. Bitter big sweet choc hop spice finish and bit of a hot finish but a good beer. 15/20.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap on GABS St Kilda. Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and flowers. Taste has a sweet start, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Black, with a frothy white head.
hawthorne00 (2374) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, GABS St Kilda. Pretty much black with a light tan head. Smells of dark caramel, iced coffee, chocolate, some spice and herbs. Iced mocha syrup with some medicinal bitterness at the end. Boozy. Unintegrated flavours. I like their chocolate porter a lot so this was a surprise.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABS, the Local Taphouse in Sydney. Pours a dark brown, with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Flavours are much the same, with a slight oaky vanilla in there. Fair amount of heat from the alcohol.