arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle, big thanks to Aaron for this gem! Dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, coffee, hints of slight celery, hints of earth, oak, touch of dark cocoa, a bit off. Taste is a mix of oak, cocoa, roast, hints of dark fruit notes into a bit of veggie, a bit of cardboard, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Tasty, but probably better a few years ago.
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of a chill Swedish trader. Black appearance with a pretty decent dark brown head. Kind of dusty, cocoa powder, cookie, milky aroma. Fairly light bodied. A hint of chow mein / celery. Dusty / earthy, dark chocolate flavor. Dang, this one has likely fallen off significantly.
Lilja (1585) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
En besvikelse, trodde att några år på nacken skulle förgylla smakupplevelsen men fylligheten saknas och den blir en aning för lättdrucken.
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, smoke and coffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
_angst_ (2720) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Jonas (non-RB). Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and very tiny sour with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, prunes, raisins, cereal, liquorice fudge, dark bread, vanilla, dry soil and hints of wood. Taste is sweet, tiy bitter and tiny sour with toasted malts, chocolate, sweetened coffee, prunes, dark grapes, wood, vanilla, dark bread, wood and hints of orange zest and hints of dusty oxidation. Mouthfeel is round, watery as light to medium bodies. Finish is sweet, bitter and sour with dark bread, wood, chocolate, coffee, prunes and liquorice root.
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to GT2! Watern dark brown pour. Nose and flavor are marked by peaty smoke, bitter dark chocolate, caramel Rolos, and a touch of cardboard oxidation. Nice and interesting, but not great.
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark murky dark brown large tan bubbled ring. Ashy berry nose, bit of brownie and dark chocolate. Flat body, lightly oily, dead palate. Bit of chocolate, paper. Soft, empty, flat.
GT2 (8364) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL #444 thanks to both omhper and anders37. Pours tepid, clear mahogany to nearly black with small bubbles. Nose is super smokey, big ass umami, seaweed, steak, ponzu. Taste is lighter, very easy to put down with seasalt, smoked meats, Palate is quite light and slightly slick. Thankfully doesn’t get too ashy. Really hits the palate profile for porter- not nearly as thick or creamy as stout. I’m almost tempted to call this a smoked by the amount of peat character.
Travlr (10953) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, but originally from omhper, thank you gentlemen. Bottle #444. Black, tiny brown edge head. Aroma of red wine, port, boozy raisins. Taste is port wine. Nice.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uber black pour with a sudsy beige head. Huge smoky malts, and huge bitter bakers chocolate, hint of lactic milk cocoa, and some earthy loam. Medium to full palate with low carbonation andba bitter roasty finish.