Josebeer (33) - SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 33 cl. Cuerpo medio y espuma oscura. Rico aroma a chocolate y sabor a café y chocolate amargo, con ligero picante. Me ha encantado. Very nice beer !!!.
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark body, dark creamy head. Aroma of espresso coffee and some smoked one. Taste was bitter smoky, oily, chocolate and some hops. Bitter finish. Nice.
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, best before 24/09/17. Pours a very dark brown/black with a coffee coloured head. Aroma is slightly medicinal with bitter coffee and choc. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Slightly lighter in body than I suspected it would be based on appearance. Nice level of coffee, not too bitter, with dark choc and a hint of citrus in the finish. Tasty.
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tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: dark brown/black chocolate. A thumb high, very solid and consistent foam, brown/caramel color. Low carbonation; good lacing.
Smell: huge roasty, smokey, coffee malt notes. Hint of fresh hop fragrance, a fruity character. Subtle but charming.
Taste: big dark roasted, smokey malt middle then comes a hint of freshness from hops. There’s a nice balance of roasted malt and hop flavour. This especially comes to life in the nice bitter coffee/hops aftertaste. The roasted character is not overblown. There are some hints of tart.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth/creamy, medium body. Alcohol well hidden. A nice coating, easy sipper.
Overall: Good representative of a american porter, the hop character with roasted malt make a nice balance, will pick it up again.
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. It is written on that bottle that it is brewed and bottled at De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium. Pitch black with light brown, thick head.
NOSE : black chocolate, strong lactic aromas, cocoa, cheese, caramel, vanilla, nuts, dried raisins.
SIP : medium thick and oily with delicate carbonation. Sweet and creamy with strong cocoa and black chocolate like flavors. It has a delicate booze feeling to it too. While it keeps the sweet layer it becomes a bit dry like coffee. Bitterness is moderate and it is mostly burned chalk like. Finish is dry and bitter with earthy feeling on tongue. Almost like an ashtray but not putting off. Notes of banana and red grapes reveal themselves after couple of sips. Maybe even apples.
OVERALL : a very nice and complex aroma comes with a smooth body and rich flavor. Complex and balanced enough to live up it’s reputation. Delicious.
angel77 (2167) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 50 cl. De tranqui en en casa una tarde de primavera de 2013. De color negro intenso y poca espuma color marfil. Cuerpo ligero y poco cremoso con regusto amargo verde y tostado de café . Ligera porter con finos sabores tostados y amargos verdes muy bien combinados. Numerosos posos en fondo de botella que al echarlos en el vaso potencian algo el sabor tostado haciéndola un poco mas cremosa. Recomendable no muy fria para potenciar un poco mas el sabor. Bastante lejos de esas grandes porter de la gama alta y mas aun de las envejecidas en barriles con los que nos sorprende Mikkeller. Una porter basica en el mundo Mikkeller
Cousin_Larry (784) - - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Really good. Aroma is coffee and caramel. Flavor is same as aroma. So great you may light yourself on fire and not notice.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half liter bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha, cellar aged a while (2 months?). Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head leaving some spots of lace. Aroma has cocoa powder, caramel, and espresso, with faint smoke. Taste is of sweet caramel, significant bitter roastiness, some milk chocolate, molasses and hints of salty meat smoke. Medium to full bodied. Faint alcohol. Finishes bittersweet, with a nice balance of the two. A touch richer, and this would be world class.
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, moderate sized tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is dominated by chocolate but has notes of roast, caramel, licorice, a light hop presence. Medium to full bodied, smooth, chocolate flavor with light licorice notes.
elbernays (1140) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pine coffee aroma. Sweetness in there too. Dark appearance with wispy yellowish head. Low carbonation. Creamy texture. Bitter aftertaste but there is a sweetness in the malts. Woody pine dark chocolate with liquorice flavours. Well balanced. Very nice.