Ragnampiza (332) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from BG Birra, served in a nonic pint glass. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with a nice, creamy and persistent dark brown head. Great lacing. On the nose roasted malts, a hint of ash/smoke, some meaty qualities, slightly spicy (vanilla, licorice) and a good amount of espresso coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Again meaty upfront, light acidity which help to clean the palate after every sip, not overly roasted or bitter, soild amount of milky chocolate sweetness. The alchool is well hidden. Slightly smoky and coffee forward aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Great porter.
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dense and stable beige mocha head that disappears very slowly and with structured lacing (never seen anything like this before). coffee coloured. aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, leather, bit yeasty, taste like aroma with a solid bitterness. medium body and carbonation. yummy.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think I have had this bottle in my beer fridge for 3 years or more. Its still damn good. Lots of nice chocolate notes, well integrated roasted malt, slight bitterness...really tasty.
olliejobbins (727) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from rehills newcastle. pours a very very dark brown with dark, solid brown head. aroma is of coffee, roasted malts and bitter chocolate. excellent taste. lots of coffee, really smooth and very drinkable. after taste lasts a long time. bitter but not too bitter. really nice.
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky back beer pours with a bright brown foamy head. It has citrus fruit, liquorice, chocolate and coffee flavours with a creamy red fruit and leather finish. Fantastic!
TET (1542) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABV 8.0%. A pitch black beer with the great head that is big, creamy and yellowish brown. The nose is strongly roasted, coffee, some sweetness and salt liquirice, also fruits and piney bitterness. The great aroma that is temptating to taste. Taste is roasted, but not dry, coffee, lots of piney hops to refreshning taste. Medium+ bodied, medium carbonation, enoughly smooth to drink. The great beer that is quite similar than Plevnan Siperia.
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Abijen @ weekly tasting. Opaque pitch black color, full sized lightly creamy light brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, lightly a touch of hops, liquorice. Taste malts, roasted malts, a touch of peat, bitter, liquorice. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!
Abijen (1326) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan head. Smells chocolate, coffee and roasted. Tastes chocolate, peated, roasted with a good bitter finish. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
DutchDrebus (3792) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes shared by Abijen. Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Smells liquorice, roasty, chocolate, some coffee. Tastes oak, some whisky, coffee, very roasty, coal. Medium to full body with soft carbo. Nice beer!
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 4/8/14. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head, settles quickly with minimal lace. Aroma is sweet, toffee, caramel, nutty malt, caramelized sugars. Flavor is big toffee, nutty malt, fairly sweet with a mellow, nutty, toasted, and mildly bitter finish. More caramelized and toasted than dark and roasted. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture.