ajsiem (4) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light red to brown in colour and pours a milkchocolate colored head. Slight cacao and roasted tones in the aroma. Very fizzy mouthfeel not to my liking and very bitter like dark chocolate, Not at all as good as earlier versions
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riktigt bra imp. Porter, kraftig i både aromen och smaken. Riktigt bra fyllighet i både kropp och smak
FunkyF (735) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Svag doft av lite kaffe och syrliga bär. Smaken liknar doften med övervikt mot syrlighet.
Arve_Christian (4634) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. Roasted aromas, leather, licorice, malt, hops, light pine. Full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness, good balance. Very enjoyable
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 2013 vintage.
Pours really dark brown, almost black, with a brown head.
Compact, roasted, hoppy aroma, coffee, licorice, spruce, citrus peel, tobacco, caramel, leather.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, roasted taste, coffee, licorice, hops, caramel, spruce, ashes, dark chocolate, tar, earth.
Long, dry finish, well balanced. (2014-10-24)
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Earl of Essex drunk on a train. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate sponge cake and spicy slightly alcoholic aroma. Rather good I thought. Simple. Chocolate. Light cocoa chocolate. Then some heat on the finish. Simple and doesn’t keep the heat out of the finish. Simple plain strong chocolate sponge porter. But fine.
Erasmus_ro (2335) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BBE 31/12/15. Pours a dark brown, black with a fairly large, dark latte colored head. Aroma is strong liquorice, some salty liquorice, light ethanol, medium roast. Taste is strong liquorice, quite roasted, lightly smoky, light chocolate, more in the aftertaste. Some citrusy hoppiness. Medium with medium carbonation. Enjoyable, more balanced than I make it sound. It’s not a liquorice bomb by any means. Has that nice, tangy mix of roast, smoke and citrus(?) that great imperial stouts/porters usually have.
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark brown, nose is dark fruit, chocolate, taste is chocolate, coffee, liquorice.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank, thanks to BenH again I think.
Appearance - opaque brown/black with a thin crema head.
Nose - booze, tannins and fruitcake.
Taste - booze & tannins again. There’s a finish that is reminiscent of burnt raisins and liquorice.
Palate - medium to full bodied, big tangy and boozy texture and a reasonably balanced finish.
Overall - another beast of a porter/stout from BenH. Interesting and enjoyable.
jamestulloch (3192) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Dark brown body with a thin tan head. Light lacing. Aroma of wood, chocolate, malt, sugar, earth and espresso. Flavour of biscuit, earth, raisin, caramel and yeast. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Rich and boozy. Nice.