b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to oversized snifter (thanks kazin). Looks alright; black with no head or lacing. Smells a bit sour/funky. Tastes sour (and I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be). Mouthfeel is average. Interesting, but I’d like to know if the sour is planned or due to an infection.
culchiem (2408) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in Stockholm.Dark brown with a thin head that clings to the glass. Aroma of syrupy malt. Flavour is strong malt some liquor with an oily syrupy yexture
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En trevlig porter i starkaste laget. Smak av kaffe och choklad. Smakrik och som fyller hela gommen.
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(25cl bottle) Courtesy of Blomster. Pours a brown head that settles to the edge of the glass. Perfectly solid black. Nose of salted black licorice and a Triple Bock. The very dense aroma transforms to a slightly fruity and molasses tongue. Not a slap in the face ABV, no mega soya sauce finish. A nice all around beer.
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tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Sample @ GPF 2011. Pours deep clear mahogany with a small tanned head. Aroma is molassis, bready, caramel, raisins, madeira and prunes. Flavor is like aroma, acidy and alcohol. Finishes bitter sweet and malty.
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Porterfestivalen in Gothenburg on November 19. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Smell is lots of chocolate, prunes and alcohol. Taste is big, sweet and slightly acidic with smoked wood, raisins, prunes, coffee and some bitter chocolate.
thomat (1977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with no head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Full body with a nice, well balanced finish.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear dark brown ale with no head. The aromatics are of fudge and vanilla with a pinch of brown sugar. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced. Tree nuts and caramel with light milk chocolate. Rich mocha finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle shared by GT2: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a thin spotty-lacing ring of tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate nose. Starts with rich chewy dark malty sweetness with some plum and raisin flavors before a toasty dark chocolate finish with a touch of smoke. Good complexity and drinkability.
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Darkguardian for sharing this one. Big coco puff nose. Dark brown pour with tan head. Lots of deep roasty malts, chocolate, and caramel notes.