FatPhil (9980) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 275ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
nutty cakey aroma. slick butter in the mouth. moussy carbonation. odd spicy taste,chilli pepper burn I guess. Strange vanilla sweetness. raisins, vodka, not as raw a previous ones, but could still do with some aging. finish is dry bitterness, ans sweet burntness. need to cellar a bottle I guess. OK to Nice, but not yet good.
Rerate: 275ml bottle (Nordic, Tampere) BB2012-08 drunk 2014-01 (7+:4:7:4:16=3.8+)
Super rich burnt roast aroma, super coffee aspects too. In the mouth it’s a lovely rich roast, but isn’t ashy. A monster of a dark porter, but so tasty that its drinkability is very high - sure you sip rather than glug, but you sip often. Carbonation remarkably high for a 16% IS, that’s probably what keeps it from being heavy or too cloying. Certainly has begun to round out nicely compared with the previous one (which Anna didn’t have). It’s the end of the day, I’ve got a lovely beer in my hand, I don’t want to write any more, sorry.
StevieT (882) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Huge aroma of port, pours thick with minimal head, warming like a winters fire, this is a serious beer.
drsordr (1383) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with thin tan head. Nose sweet malt, chocolate, some dark fruit and raisin, mild coffee late. Taste dark roast coffee up front, moderate bitter chocolate, some raisin and date. Mid palate the alcohol shows up. Roast and fruit in the finish. Syrupy mouth feel. As it warms more chocolate in the aftertaste.
vjohans (178) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, caramel, coffee, woody, vanilla, alcohol, black, tan foam, hazy, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Fredd_an (143) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart färg. Kakao doft. Sötma i smaken. Kakao & mörk choklad. Lätt kropp & lätt eftersmak men kakao smaken är jävligt bra.
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nihtila (1301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22.11.2014. Very intense coffee aroma. Taste fills with very intense simply delicious full taste, coffee chocolate..
charule (1468) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binnys. Remember wondering why I spent so much. Idk. Poured thick black with a ring of tan. Aroma smoke char choc molasses dark fruit backend. Light carb med bod. Tastes light dry bitter sweet roasty choc that hangs.
espenra (904) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Batch 857/858. Brewed 2012-08-22. Best before 2022-08-22. It poured a pitch black colour with a minimal brown head. Aroma is massive. Lots of coffee, liqorice, anis, brown sugar and alcohol. Some hints of dark red fruits.Flavour is suprisingly smooth, but with some rough notes. Alcohol is the first one notices, but then dark chocolate, strong coffee, anis and liqorice appears. After a short while some sweet notes of brown sugar, vanilla. Medium long aftertaste.
50belair (2754) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a fleeting brown head. Caramel and dark roasted malt aromas. The taste follows suit with an almost sweet sherry like note. Good body and mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (10128) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black oil brown head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, velvety milk chocolate, dark sugar and alcohol soaked dark fruit. Medium body.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.5 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, strong coffee, mild nuts, anise and a moderate amount of booze. The taste is dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, mild bubblegum. Medium bodied, low carbonation, prickly booze, decent balance. 9200th rating!