blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to jkwalking05, pours a dark brown color with thin foam, aroma of vanilla, brown sugar, roast, flavor of roast coffee, nutty caramel, good medium finish
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to jkwalking. Pours a deep, dark brown with beige head. Aroma of some dark roast and light dark fruit, possibly some brown sugar and chocolate. Flavor is interesting, dark roast, some fruit, light dark fruit, a little chocolate. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, very interesting, I liked it!
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC Cask Night by MBAA–pours a light tan head with retaining bubbles and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate-dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Taste is sweet roasty/chocolate-dark malt, secondary earthy hops.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Portsmouth brewery served in a tulip glass. By the time the waitress had brought it to me from the bar the thin head had turned to a light lace. The body was black in color
It was a little colder than I like when it came to me so the aromas were quite subdued in the beginning. Roasted malts were evident up front defiantly some sweetness as well. The licorice and a light floral hop came through when it warmed a bit
Flavors of roasted malts some smokiness it was well balanced not to overtly sweet. Again as it warmed the bitters were more pronounced but still not the dominant flavor
Pleasant on the palate medium body not much carbonation so it smooth on the tongue
Extremely drinkable beer the alcohol is well hidden so watch out. It would be easy to sit down and have a few of these and wind up calling a cab
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On cask @ brewpub - this version w/ Perle hops) Very, very dark brown, virtually black - appears opaque. One finger of tight, sturdy biege head. Impressive looking. Aroma is rather muted but I’d describe it as molasses with some candyish malt. Palate is soft, smooth, almost creamy - wonderful. Specks of lacing coat inside of tulip. Flavor is also rather muted - milk chocolate, perhaps very light molasses and some earthy hops, although hops aren’t so much prominent in flavor as in burps. Bitterness coats tongue through finish. Some alcohol burn though this is supposed to be only 7%. Another pretty elegant brew from Portsmouth - great looking beer with a palate to match but surprisingly weak on flavor for the style.
Ungstrup (34308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a residing brown head. The aroma is strong with notes of alcohol, malt, and prunes. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of alcohol, leading to a dry woody end.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[snifter] Perfectly poured by the bartender- dark brown in color, with some slight ruby highlights. Off-white head provides some nice lacing. Nice malty aroma, dark and nearly burnt, with subtle licorice/anise. Flavors are again, plenty of dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, with some grassy hops to finish.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with ruby hightlights and a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts,bread,chocolate and coffee. Flavor is a nice balance of bitterness, malt and roasted malts.
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice fresh coffee aroma. The flavour is sweet, but with nice coffee notes. Some bitterness in the finish. Quite powerful and nice.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with a weak head. Lovely aroma of chocolate, malt and caramel. Also lovely flavour of chocolate, roastedness and coffee, ends up smooth and soft.