TET (1300) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A colablack beer with a beautiful, milk-coffee brown, dense and big head. The nose of liquirice, roastiness, coffee, balanced sweetness, the great earthyness feeling, hint of fruits. Taste is roasted, earthyness, liquirice, balanced fruitfull sweetness.Medium bodied, strong but very smooth carbonation. Nice earthyness that is quite similar than the great Haandbryggeriet house-flavour. Very tastefull beer, complexicity with earthyness makes together the great beer.
dynamiteninja (1290) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Pivni, York. Medium tan head. Dark brown body. Alcohol, red fruits, malty, chocolate, grassy hops, mild malt, chocolate malt. Sweet with a bitter alcoholic bite. Dry finish.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2006. Cask, gravity dispense. Black mahogany in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Rich christmas cake notes in the heavy, intense sweet aroma. Thick double cream mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a rich complex maltloaf base with a plethora of flavours. Taste resembles a very strong Dark Island with rich mocha coffee, strong dark chocolate and then sweet notes of caramel, raisins and molasses come through. Hops must have been removed two minutes into the boil as little if any hop resin detected. Strong, booming, complex malt notes full in the mouth, chocolate Prize bar comes to mind! An interesting vanilla pod infused ice cream flavour comes through at the very end. A fantastic complex porter this and highly recommended. Worth the effort seeking this out in cask. Very popular at the Troon festival - impressive stuff.
Ferris (1269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vinous, chocolate, brandy and some booze. Deep maroon with no head.. Lots of chocolate with some berry in the background. Finished well with a bit of bitterness to counteract the sweet. A very nice beer.
andyhwcinc (1259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed during a beer tasting at La Cafe a Bulles in Paris, FR, which is an awesome beer store in this city. Appearance is pitch black, slightly looks like a cola with a rich dark rim. Aroma is of chocolate and light yeast, has a great smell. Taste is kind of bitter with light dry chocolate notes, really good stuff, happy to have been able to sample this.
dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with virtually no head. Aroma of roasted malt and fruitcake. Taste is dark fruit and bitter coffee. Almost syrupy when cold, thinning as it warms.
azlondon (1250) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. Nice, dark tan head, shortlived.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, some over-ripe fruit.
Taste: Lots of dark malt, coffee, roasted. Some hops as well. Nice.
Info: 660ml bottle, 21/2-2013, 220/300, BB: 30/12-12
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle,Black with a large coffee coloured head,aroma of dark chocolate,vanilla,blackberry and some alcohol,taste of dark choc and malt,alcohol presence is too strong and ruins it for me.
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 4th December 2010. Thick black with meniscus head of rich pale-brown foam. Rich, pungent aroma. Thickly fruity in-mouth with spices, Christmas pudding/mince pies and winter berries. Spicy and herby late-on and a bitter finish rounded by thick fruitcake and caramel. Fascinating ale, well crafted, lovely for supping by the fire while the snow is falling outside.
Gerbeer (1234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and hints of vanilla and chalk. Flavors of roasted malts, light chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of dark fruit. Smooth though a bit acidic.