beerbastard (502) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, pours black with lots of lacing on the glass. Mildy burnt coffee nose blended with sweet chocolate in the background. Flavors are a nice mix of roasted coffee and semi sweet chocolate, A long dry milk chocolate finish. Its palate compilments the overall profile. Very good!
NakedJeeper (1) - Fountain, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black. A light brown head of moderate size. A slight coffee aroma, but the taste adds a subtle bit of chocolate. A coffee, bittersweet finish.
mjs (3617) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BBE 6/22/13, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä. 20130523) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A very nice roasty brew.
RichTheVillan (849) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown almost black pour with beige head, chocolate and roast malt aroma, chocolate taste with coffee and roast malts slightly sweet with a hint if smokiness.
MikeKeller (562) - Kemi Rock City, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Olutravintola Kukko, Kemi. Clear very dark brown beer with a beige head. Aroma has strong roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour is sweet with caramel malts and roastiness with some bitterness as well. Almost full bodied beer with an oily mouthfeel.
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a nice beige head, some retention and lacing. chcocolate, roasted coffee berries, hint of sweetness and acidity, vanilla and loght woodsy notes, grassy. soft carbonation, light body - some texture, short but present grassy-bitter-coffee finish. very good balance, good drinkability like a porter should be. very enjoyable - would drink few pints of this stuff!
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Pours dark brown in color with a small tan head. Roasted notes at first, some coffee beans and a bit of burnt wood in aroma. Roasted notes with a bit of coffee and mid-bitter chocolate continues in flavor as well. However the finish has a bit of salty licorice in it.
Mortlach (721) - Rome, ITALY - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/02/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Nera, non molto densa, riflessi mogano, schiuma beige. Naso fantastico, di grande armonia e intensità, sentori di nocciola, cioccolato e vaniglia, leggero tostato. In bocca delude un po’ le attese, è scarica di corpo, watery, un po’ corta, comunque ben bilanciata, ma manca un po’ di "sostanza". La gradazione alcolica sembra piuttosto bassa, si beve bene, ma rimane un po’ contraddittoria. Tra naso e bocca sembrano due birre diverse.
olliejobbins (329) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very dark black with thick toffee coloured head. aroma is of coffee and dark chocolate. taste is fantastic. very bitter, smooth full mouth feel with dark chocolate and coffee.
Mora2000 (4048) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate. The flavor is more complex. I get some nice chocolate and roasted malt character, as well as a hint of refreshing mint. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.