jmgreenuk (4988) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Poured a cloudy dark brown with a frothy white head. The flavour is medium bitter, dry and with some roasted malt and coffee. Drinkable but not one that I would track down to buy.
rlgk (11509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought to De Molen brewpub. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Chocolate aroma, vanilla, caramel, creamy notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, vanilla, hay, licorice, creamy notes, earthy, some raisins and milk.
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with loads of sediment, foamy tan head. Aroma of bready yeast, roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, creamy and with spices. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, creamy and with a smooth texture. Lively carbonation. Well drinkable, but more like a dark dubbel than a porter.
Countbeer (4748) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown pour. Medium sized vast and slowly changing beige tan colored foamy head on top of a muddy deep deep dark dark red brown colored beer.
Aromas of manure, coffee, roast, yeast, chalk and a light sour touch in the nose.
Flavours of bitters, iron, roast, herbs, dried berries, paper, some clay, a little warmth, barley and coffee roast. There’s a teeny tiny sour touch to it
Bit thin an dry but the roast is good represented.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, bitters, some dryness, nuts and some floral tones.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.
Quite thin but not boring.
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At BBF. Dark brown colour with tan head. Coffee aroma. Roasted malts and coffee taste, with some dark chocolate.
Steupy (5) - Landegem, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, little chocolata and roasted malt with a tast that last for longtime. Great porter to finish a nice evening with
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30/11/12 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: not printed... (2012-1317) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Pretty cloudy red to purple brown beer, big aery irregular head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass.Aroma: yeast, overripe fruits, mocha, cocoa, bit of overripe banana, coffee. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: coffee and mocha in the start, bit sourish, citrus, pretty bitter, grassy hops, dark chocolate, little smoky. Aftertaste: raisins, mocha, bit sour, bitter hops, overripe fruits, dark chocolate and coffee, a bit off.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is stable, the body black. It smells coffee, roasty, maltaromatic. The taste is malty, coffee, roasty, a bit chocolate, a bit creamy- alcoholic. Nice one. 11/12/11/11/12/11
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at Brasserie Demervallei. Almost black, moderate, stable head. Dark berries aroma, tartness that remains in the mouth, blending with dry chocolate. Very good.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Beware, aggessive gusher! Murky brown color. Malt, caramel and licorice in both aroma and flavor. Roast. Spicy notes.