Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Can. Black colour with a beige head. Chocolate and dark malt nose. Solid sweet malty background with roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla flavour.
KingCecil (2030) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Plovmand...for my 800 # rating..... It pours pits black with medium dark brown head..... the aroma of loaded with dark chocolate, roasted malts and sugar......The flavor is coffee, nuts, some smoke and chocolate....very nice :)
_angst_ (2275) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ 3 Små Rum on November 19. 2008 vintage. Pours deep black with a creamy mocha head. smell is sweet with roasted malts, cereal, bitter chocolate and some sweet liquorice candy. Taste is sweet and bitter with coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and some metal that disappears as the beer gets warmer. Finish is dry and slightly sweet with dark chocolate.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours oily brown black with a tan tight soapy head that rests to a foamy collar and minimal lacing, film. Aroma is soy dark bitter chocolate and bitter malt.Taste is coco and soy with a good roasted malt taste and vanilla. Palate is full and creamy with a slick bitter dry finish. Awesome porter!
BeerViking (2005) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of treacle, touch of marmite and wine, faint coffee notes, more coffee and treacle on palate,plus oak and liquorice, rather syrupy texture,
Phillies08Champs (650) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
2008 bottle , nose is funky and with sour notes. First sip is sour with a horrible bit. Rotting vegetable like finish. This bottle was way past prime.
tkrjukoff (3886) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Vintage 2005. Sample @ SMÖF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small brown bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla, roasted malts and port wine. Fullbodied mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malty, sweet, fruity, molassis, raisins and port wine. Finishes roasted and bitter. Very good.
Vintage 2008, tap @ 3 Små Rum. Pours pitch black with a small ranned creamy head leaving lace. Aroma is licorice, roasted malty, a bit smokey, dark fruits and fidges. Flavor is velvety lean, very roasted, pungent, salty, coffee, bitter and malty. Finishes longlived pungent bitter
Dazz3 (1463) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells and tastes smoky malty and salt with a similar finish.
bax (1030) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Can 15/09-2011) Large dark brown head, pitch black color, roasted bitter taste, balanced slightly creamy taste. BB date 03.06.2010.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted malt aromas. Dark bitter roasted malts, brewer’s liqourice, better coffee. A little disappointing after all the hype..