BeerandBlues2 (8445) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, rye bread, roast, some earth, and coffee. Tastes of chocolate, bread, coffee, roast, and rye. Alcohol well hidden.
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Rich rye aroma, loevly full body. Sticky rye-bread everywhere. Yummy body, just so scrumptious. I love the rich rye that permeates the body. Fuck, fuck, fuck, this is a great beer.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, chocolate brown head. Raisins, chocolate, molasses, roast, rye, and coffee aroma. Flavor is bold, lots of rye, chocolate, roast, prunes, and a bitter finish. Really great.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Tons of spicy rye, chocolate, burnt/charred, light smoke aroma. Anise, dark chocolate, roasty malty, lightly charred, big cocoa, somewhat spicy, vanilla, light coconut flavor. Goddamn, that’s fucken tasty.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown-beige head over well-carbonated black beer. Ink, mocha, chocolate - both bitter and sweet. Then cheesy hops flaring up, as well as alcohol/fusels. Bitter, woody, hoppy and again lots of chocolate - probably chocolatemalt indeed. Something herbal playing, as basil after being heated. Feels well-carbonated, spritzy. Long, quite bitter-roasted aftertaste. Severe, but convincing porter.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
Black pepper-laden caramel and roasted malts move into molasses and resinous hops in this rich and flavorful dessert brew.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam covers the brown-edged blackness.
-The long malty finish is endearing.
-Some chocolate peers through here and there.
-This one’s begging for a peppery steak.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse ($13/10oz): pours an opaque oily black with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a rich, sweet dark caramel malty nose with a touch of toasted rye and dark chocolate. Starts with robust fullness and plenty of chewy sweet dark malts with a hint of smoke and some raisins before a semi-sweet dark chocolate finish. True to style with good complexity.
Drake (7123) - 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.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". Sold by 5 or 10 cl, I had 5. On November 25, 2012.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, a bit acidic scent. Spicy, malty, alcohol, metallic taste. Metallic aftertaste, also roasted. Smooth a bit ropey mouthfeel, medium bitterness.