olsvammel (3668) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bishops Arms. Sweet and malty with marmalade and chocolate. Similar taste, but also some nuts. Christmasy and sweet.
Hermod (3630) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@ Gallows bird, Espoo. Black color, brown head. Roasted malty, nutty, licorice. Flavor has roastedness, licorice, plums. Long, roasted finish.
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Black to brown pour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel malts, brown sugar and licorice. Flavor is bitter, roasty and licorice. Slightly thin body and a bit off balance, but still well drinkable.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.66l bottle @ Haantverkerstuene. This is a deep dark black one, struggling to get a head on this one and the one I get is light bubbly and off-white. Quite nice aroma. Lots of chocolate and vanilla. Some cocoa and wood as well. Light roasted with traces of something slightly herbal. Yheah, a really nice aroma. It’s just about average on the carbonation and thick oily on the mouthfeel. Really good Flavor, loaded with chocolate - the sweet kind, mint and again some cocoa. It’s a warming one this. Slightly burning he down throat in a gentle way. Hints of birch , cold coffee and roasted malts. Quite a smooth one this. Definitely the last for the day. 01.03.2013
Beersiveknown (3505) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home Boxing Day 2011 (2010 release)
Dark brown beer with slight creme head formation. Rich fruitcake and molasses, fairly dry and astringent malt, low carbonation.
Crit (3437) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tasty offering that would have rated considerably higher if it did look so poor.
Big chunks in the pour, on the cap, and in bottle neck.
Black, tan head that fades immediately. Roasty brown sugar nose.
Rich roasted profile with wood overtones and medium alcohol heat
TheEpeeist (3428) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
660 ml bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan cap. Nose is vanilla, dates, rum raisin and mild coffee. Milky medium body with a faint tang but mostly flat. Unlike the rich and malty aroma, the taste is oddly devoid of sweetness. Baker’s chocolate, ash and grass. Finishes earthy with raw potato and licorice. Has a rustic appeal but overall kind of gritty.
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large tan head black pour soft carbonation aromas rich chocolate dark fruit liccorice molasses spice caramel the flavours malty chocolate molassess caramel cinnamon clove raisin ginger morishing stuff the finish rich but smooth old style porter well defined tastes spicy sweet malt fruit little sugar bitter seet finale bliss
Arve_Christian (3413) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle at Håndverkerstuene.
Black color, some foam.
Aromas of coffee, licorice, lots of dried fruit & malt.
Quite noticeable yeast influence.medium/full body & high complexity.
Immediate sweetness, some bitterness.
Enjoyable, but to sweet for my taste
Grzesiek79 (3342) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Butelka 0,66 l. Stare Ale o pelnym smaku, tresciwe, swiateczne belgijskie ale mi sie tu nasuwa bo smak bardzo podobny. Troche lukrecji, przypraw, i pieczonych jablek. Wyraznie slodkawe ale o wytrawnym i lekko palonym finiszu zarazem. Kolor czarny gesty wiec nieprzezroczysty, Piana niewielka w zasadzie maciupenka brazowawa. Wyraznie uderza do glowy to piwo w starym angielskim stylu.