vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was better than expected - a nice treat. Pours very dark brown, close to black, with a crimson hue and a nice dark tan head. The aroma is very mocha with heavy chocolate, roasty malt and smooth vanilla woodiness. Medium smooth body that is thick and oily with clean sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, ice cream malt and an overall smoothness. The finish is charred and bitter. A very well constructed porter.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Lovely coffee cococoa aroma with notes of roasted malt. Barley malt and cocoa flavor, creamy smooth and round. No hops bitterness. Low carbonation, short aftertaste. Impressive for a beer with such a relatively low alcohol percentage.
charlotte (4753) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black with medium beige head.Aromaof licorice and rosted malt,feels a littel metallic and has a note of nuts and caramel,still i had expected more from this beer.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#700. Deep black with a nice beige head. Roasted malty aroma with toffee, nuts, molasses, and lightly sour. Body is a little thin, but makes for an easier drinking porter. Light roasted, malts, chocolate, molasses, ripe fruit, nuts, and awesomeness. A smooth, easy to drink, tasty porter. I’d go to this one on a regular basis if they shipped to Japan.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Alexsdad06 for this cool extra! Pours brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dark russian rye bread, macadamia nuts, toffee and vanilla. Really pleasant nose. Tastes a little more astringent, but only slight with plenty of dark chocolate, coffee, toasted rye, nuts and toffee. Like the label says, the mouthfeel is pretty silky, almost like an oatmeal stout, but it could be a little bit more creamy. It’s a little on the oily side. Overall though, this is really pleasing and has a lot of roasty and dessert flavors to offer while being nice and drinkable.
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a beige head. Smells of toasted grain. Sweet with aromas of dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Medium bodied with a smoothe mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Mellow finish again with hints of coffee.
joergen (23578) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of nuts and dreid fruits.
Light roasted flavour fo chocolate with notes of caramel, coffee, dried fruits and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ØLbaren. Black - brown head. Burned, roasted, licorice, english licorice, dryness, light cherry, vegetables, dark fruits. A bit boring - not bad !!!
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A deep red, almost black beer with a big beige head. The aroma and taste is dusty and of roasted malt/coffee/chocolate, some rye bread and dark fruits. Medium to full body with a dry, coffee finish.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, near black in color. A nice two inch head forms on the pour. Smell is highly roasted malts. Taste is a lot more of the roasted malts with just a hint of something sweet as well. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Not sure "silky" is the word I would use to describe it, but still a damn good porter. HF is making some very good beers. If they could only up the complexity a bit they would be right there with the best.