humlelala (1042) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl bottle from Bunker Beer; BBD: August 2nd 2014) Pours black with huge, chocolate milk-coloured head. The head collapses after a while leaving something floating in the centre. The lace is nice. As I’ve recently found with many beers it’s possible to reinvigorate the head by circulating the beverage in the glass. Aroma is subdued roasted malt with a nutty impression and a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is somewhere between oily and creamy, soft carbonation, medium body with a roasted finish. Taste is quite approachable yet also somewhat bland - neither particularly sweet nor bitter, roasted or ascorbic.
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, over ripe fruits , flavor of chocolate, over ripe fruits, acetaldehyde, carambola, medium bodied.
culchiem (2655) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Jet black with a creamy head. Aroma is toasted milk coffee. Flavour is roast and smoke, toasted malt on a dry smokey finish.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is good, the body dark. It smells roasty, darkmalty, coffee, vanilla, bit chocolate. The taste is chocolate, creamy, little vanilla beans, bit roasty. Pretty awesome.
andrepintado (1582) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from pistáchio, sintra, portugal. Dark red to dark dark color. Head is thin and beige. Body is medium. Taste is light bitter and sweet. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, chocolate, liquor.
AAEA (155) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml ($6.99) very good beer. the porter has a lot of smoky flavors with a sour tang to it. very easy going beer. I enjoy this one a lot.
Sebilinz (617) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Aroma is burned malts with some hints of caramel and hints of rubber. Taste is burned malts with hints of cocoa. Aftertaste is bitter and roasted malts.
Bork (335) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out smelling like Swedish Julmust. Taste is malty, roasted with a fair bit of chocolate. Somewhat flat mouthfeel unfortunately docks lots of points. Good but not great.
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Black-colored with a nice tan head. Aroma of licorice, malt, a bit of fruitiness, chocolate and a bit of roast. Sweetish flavor with some roast, chocolate, a bit of licorice, some fruitiness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
martin00sr (888) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with creamy tan head. Aroma has coffee and chocolate with roasted notes. Flavour has coffee and hints of licorice. Lingering bitter finish. Nice.
Nocturne (888) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Black with ruby hints. Geometric lacing patterns down the glass. Roasted aroma with lighter vanilla notes. Taste has plenty of liquorice, light berry fruits and a long, sticky tobacco finish. Definitely a solid example of this style.