tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Deep brown, nearly black with a gray & khaki tinted head that settles to a swampy skin & collar. Aroma includes heavy roast, grass, mild ash, light bittersweet cocoa, & some very mild molasses in the finish. Taste isn't as bitter as expected but is still quite roasty. Roasted malt, light cocoa, mild ash, grassy & herbal hops mid-palate with a dry-roasty & faintly sweet aftertaste. Honey pulls through just *barely* in the finish, but it's there. Pretty nice porter.
dnicolaescu (1932) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at tasting. Smooth chocolate and pretty harsh bitterness. A bit too much alcohol too.
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black pour. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Taste has creamy coffee, bitters, choco and some roast. Solid example of the style, did not get the avocado though.
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, caramel and honey. Bitter flavour, really bitter for a porter. Coffee and roasted malts. Bitter finish.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, caesar!)
caesar (6604) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, small sample. Thanks all for sharing! Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roast and licorice, dark bread, coffee. Bit roasty bitterness, slight sweet cookie. Nice.
77ships (7640) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you Caesar! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. Black, solid creamy mocha. Nose is cheap chocolate powder, herbal, molasses, umami, roast. Taste is thin herbal mocha, roast, thin roast, grainy, bit fizzy, low umami. Bit meh for me, not too crazy about this one.
Benzai (13633) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Opaque black color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, malt bitter, roast bitter, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
sir__v (1984) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark oily black liquid with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: roasted malt and coffee domination. Chocolate balance. Sweet finish. Caramel notes. Taste: full body with roasted malt and caramel domination. Superb sweet balance. Oily sensation on mouth with caramel and sweet finish. Good attenuation. Nice aroma bouquet. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and coffee. High bitterness.
markextrae (3710) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample, poured a dark brown to black pour with a mocha head. nose of sweet caramel, chocolate roasted malts, bakers chocolate, vanilla, spices, sweet cinnamon notes. taste is sweet chocolate, molasses, honey sweetness, medium to full mouthfeel.
daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased 2.5 years ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($8.29). Somehow this just sat in the back of the cellar, but hopefully it’s good. Pours actual pitch black with a half finger of mocha colored foam that soon recedes into nothing. AROMA of creamy spiced chocolate, milky roasted malts, roasted nuts, and vanilla coffee. FLAVOR of dark roasted malts (slightly cardboard-y), some cola-braised dark chocolate, creamy coffee, some light molasses, and perhaps a bit of the honey that is supposed to be in here. Nice level of sweetness here. Velvety mouthfeel. Very smooth considering the high ABV. May have waited too long to open this, but it still comes across flavorful and smooth. (38, 1012)
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with tan head. Aroma of coffee cinnamon spices all around. Flavor of coffee and some alcohol heat. Finishes crisp and dry. Very good brew.