sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Thin body.
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse , 2011. Pours black with a beige head. Vague roast, chocolate and bread. Dusty christmas calendar chocolate and vague roast. Medium bodied.
rand (1280) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 33 cl de Bières & Co à Lons-le-Saunier (F). Noire à haute mousse beige-crème. Arômes de malt roti, soja et café crème. Rondeur moyenne, assez onctueuse et veloutée, goût de café, chocolat, notes de réglisse et terre. Finale modérément amère et sèche. Excellent ou excellente stout.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Glossy, pitch black beer with a stable beige foam lacing with each sip. Odd aroma for a a black beer; perfumed citrus (Terry’s chocolate orange...coriander/and/or orange peel) sprinkled over the more expected drinking chocolate, Neopolitan ice cream, bacon, cooked veg nuttiness (olfactory senses readjusting after a Founders Porter). There isn’t much roast to the flavour, but what there is is good; chocolate, mellow tobacco tones, discreet spicing (?), again suggesting my favourite, foil-wrapped, spherical item of English confectionery. Maybe it’s just me. Pistachio/ vicarious cigar aftertaste, inhaled from the adjacent table. Very French. And strong evidence that good beer exists (and is even made) in France.
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown, almost black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of smoked malts with dark fruits like cherries. The taste of chocolate with dark fruits, smoked malt with notes of spices. The aftertaste is moving from sweet to bitter.
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a large beige foam. Aromas are rich roast malts with blackberry. Some caramel with candy sugar and some floral notes. Flavours are coffee with smooth, sweet caramel. Berry fruit with herbal notes. Dry on the finish with a gritty aftertaste.
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge, off white and cloudy head. Dark malts, light chocolate and caramel in the nose. Fairly sweet with cocoa and candy, along with some chalky, tobacco bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Seriously dry to finish, with some burnt wood and charred malts, which are short-lived with touches of sugary sweetness. Decent beer overall.
chrisv10 (10886) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown with big beige head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorice.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Voldby, DK.
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor with esters and roasted notes.
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from La Bon Marche, Paris.
Roasty, milky, sweet aroma with chocolate, some dark fruit. Black, not opaque quite, medium tan head. Roasty flavor, sweet, with chocolate, wood, burnt malts, cream. Seems to be a slightly sweet, dry-finishing porter. Decent, light, clean. Nice roasted malt finish.