SpongeRuiner (418) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice smoky hop aroma. Thin and creamy at the same time. Caramel nutty brown flavors.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ GABF. Just about black in color with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, herbal hops, coffee, and chocolate. A bit woody. Sweet caramel, too. Flavor is sweet caramel and milk chocolate. A bit of bitter roasted malt and coffee. Palate has a weird herbal flavor and bitterness to it. A touch chalky.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2013. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a thin head. Very roasty, chocolate, light coffee, a bit spicy piney hoppy aroma. Kind of goopy sweet malty flavor with some coffee and roast notes. I wasn’t a big fan of this one.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF 2013, big malty and roast aroma and taste, pretty nice for a porter.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught@Erzbierschof - pretty black beer with a solid dark beige foam; hints of sour cherries, roasted coffeish malts and licorice; some sourness, medium-bodied and quite dry; bitter-sweet finish with more cherryish and licorice lilke notes though the moderate sourness keeps control of the aftertaste
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast, lactose and chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at torst. Pours coca cola brown with a thin khaki head. A bit of roast on the nose which is quite pleasant. Tastes a tad burned on the tongue. Finished clean. Slightly disappointed
sic1314 (1970) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of mocha. Medium body, the flavour as the aroma, a bit of ash and a sour hint. Suspect the beer lines weren’t properly cleaned after the sour beers in Beer Temple the previous week.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, chalky chocolate with light herbal notes. In mouth, sweet crisp herbaceous chocolate with grassy and mineral notes, ok.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has noytes of roasted maltc and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and bread, leading to a bitter finish.