badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a thick creamy light brown head. Nice burnt caramel, toast, chocolate, rye bread, and roasted grain aroma and taste with a creamy palate and a dark chocolate and citrus finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, creamy and lightly bubbly tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, earthy, and chocolate malt, figs, prunes, and raisin esters with earthy and woody hops. Flavor is malt dominant, lightly sweet dark chocolate, earthy and spicy rye, prune and licorice notes with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
b3shine (4194) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; an oily black with beige lacing. Smells solid; malt and rye. Tastes like it smells with good viscosity and a nice rye tingle. Good stuff.
Rune (7233) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, batch 808/818, bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Bubbly, brownish head with fine retention. Rich lacework to the glassware. Jet black body. Grainy chocolate nose with an oaky touch. Creamy chocolate up front to the taste profile added by notes of grain, vanilla and cocoa matched by a tart twist to the ending. Warming alcohol. Good, even though I had expected a little more (on a dark polar night at home in Tromsø 07.12.2012).
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Coffee, roast, chocolate, dry finish, some hop, a great blend. Friggin fantastic.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught pour from Churchkey in DC. Pours dark brown with a finger of tan head. Nose of roast, chocolate, a bit of grain and rye. Some dark fruits and nuts. Taste is rye, dark malts, and roast. A bit of added sweetness. Lighter body. Best thing I’ve had with Terrapin’s name on it in a while.
ABS (368) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown. No head. Plum, alcohol, caramel, hay, malt aroma. Bitter. Very full mouth feel. Grainy, thick and warming. Interesting and good.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half liter bottle from Oak Tree Buy Rite, S. Plainfield. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy dark brown head. Good head retention. Roasted malt, chocolate, rye aroma with some fruitiness. The taste is strong rye, nuts, roast, honey, chocolate and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite tasty.
Bernts (13) - - DEC 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
poures completely black in the glass wiht a small brown head.
not so much rye tast, but a full body with a aftertaste that lasts.
full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation,
A improved vesion of the Porter?
Holmen1 (1846) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske hjemme i mitt Duvel-glass: kullsort med cappucionfarget, høyt og tett skum som varer. Aroma av mørk sjokolade og espressoristede kaffebønner. Rugaromaen er ikke fremtredende. Smaken gir det samme inntyrkket, men nå er det syrlige rugpreget tydelig. De 9% er elegant gjemt i bakgrunnen. Bitter ettersmak, som gode 70% sjokolader. Mykt karbonert og lang ettersmak. Et klasseøl.