joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Clear dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroam of coffee, chocolate and nuts.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, coffee and nuts with notes of fruits.
Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lagered...nice. Very dark brown. Rich chewy black malt nose. Light nutty coffeeish accents. Very thick, rich body. Slightly sticky. Chewy dense chocolate fudge torte. Light accent of burned plum.
Theis (15113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Black - offwhite head. Berries, roasted, grainy, honey, licorice, coffee, sweetness, lactic, chocolate, coffee, fruity. Nice.
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured an opaque black with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness and bitter chocolate. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and coffee with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (9377) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Small, dark yellowish head over black beer. Creamy, lactic nose, superimposed on the classical roasted notes. Nice, if quite burnt taste, expressly roasted. No creaminess in the flavourperception, but it is again present in the MF. Medium to well-bodied, very slick. Good Baltic porter, made with bottom-fermenting yeast.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Joey for the handbottle! Poured clear burnt umber with a short cap of medium brown head. The aroma made me smile.. semi-sweet chocolates meet charred molasses, toasted wood, and sweeter vanilla.. light, dry herbal notes accent. The flavor had sticky, toasted darker chocolates and a bit of molasses at the core, mostly surrounded by burnt black patent malts (too much for my liking).. bitterness was low and herbal in nature.. some lactic notes hit toward the finish. Medium-plus bodied with a bit too much sweetness on the palate.. also a bit too burnt on the finish. Overall some mighty fine stuff.
riversideAK (6097) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty with chocolate and a ton of sweet dark fruit. Roasted malts, chocolate, touch of burnt malts, nuts, and dark fruits make up the flavor profile. Strong alcohol, but a pretty clean finish. Enjoyable brew.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stone. Black with almost no head. Roasty, chocolate, fruit and hops aroma. Tangy citrus and chocolate taste.
JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at toronado SD. Very dark brown pour, frothy tan head. Dark roasted malts, cherries, chocolate, licorice, nuts, and light coffee. It’s a lager? Easily could be an imp stout. Excellent!
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for sharing this one, iowaherkeye. The body was blakc with an orangeish tan head. The aroma was pancakes and plain brown syrup. I also got some milk chocolate. The taste was more of the milk chocolate with some walnuts. There was also coffee. A nice medium body kept this easy to drink. Solid.