alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma of burnt, roasted malt, and chocolate. Roasted malt upfront with hint of toasted malt and a sweet chocolate ending. Very nice beer!
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Clear chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white staying head. Aroma has chocolate, peach, liqourice, apricot, light roasted. Medium carbonation, nice creamy and very dry mouthfeel. Flavour has dark chocolate, English liqourice, piney, grapefruit, peach, grainy, cocoa. Dry and grainy bitter mouthfeel. Super elegance.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: dark murky burnt sludgy browns under a dark khaki/tan head. Lots of lace and bubbles – blotchy. Swirls thick – mousse and bubbles.
Nose: burnt, roasted, and toasted. Fluffy fir trees and bark, forestry and greenery. Toasted burnt notes of charcoal, ground coffee and spent espresso beans. Dry cacao beans.
Palate: soft frothy mouthfeel. Chocolate bark followed by fir trees in all their leafy barky forestry glory. Peat and ash, charcoal. Burnt trees. Roasted black cacao beans and espresso beans. Long dry finish underneath supports all. Green hop cones, dried, and fir tree needles and leaves.
Final Thoughts: loved it. A long name for a not so long and complicated beer. Instead I was greeted with burnt delights of hops, fir trees, espresso, and chocolate. Yum.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A porter for the Black IPA lover. I liked it a lot
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh 2.5 month after the beer release
The look: Opaque brown body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: The nose is dark stuff (roastiness, dark fruits) and also very hoppy, basically the nose very similar to that of a Black IPA. Taste is some dark fruits (figs, prunes), tropical (pineapples mainly), some limejuice, roasted blackened malts, caramel fudge, some brownies, walnuts and a lot of high-alpha acid hops with a strong bitter grapefruits and citric lemons character. Finish is dominated by the aggressive sharp bitterness of the bitter grapefruits and citric lemons. Very tasty stuff and aggressively hoppy for a porter. Based on a 1855 recipe when Goolging stuff was performed by torturing a librarian.
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].
Unclear medium to dark amber brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, caramel, light roasted, light to moderate hoppy, perfume. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, sharp bitter, troffel, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Fin & Loz’s tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed Saturday 22.10.11 Jan brought this beer along to the tasting, cheers Jan! Light sweet maltiness on the nose. The taste is quite, quite lovely, nice truffleyness, chocolate abounds, cocoa powder. Its has a lovely soft carbonation that sits well in the mouth. Despite the chocolate it does have a nice hoppiness throughout. A8 A4 T8 P5 Ov16 4.1
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at fins ... deep brown ... thick tan head ... soft mellow malty toffee malts ... coffee and tobacco nose ... toffee malt ... dark roast ...toffee and treacle ... again hint of tobacco ... quite a lot of hop... but not an overpowerng hop ... belgian truffles
AirForceHops (3963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, Purchased @ Blanchard’s Liquor’s, Allston, MA. Used a pint, deep brown. Murkey with off-white, thick full, foamy head. Awesome retention. Pleasant chocolate malt and earthy hops nose. Flavor is real nice. Chocolate roasted malt, slight coffee and a healthy hop kick in the finish. Finish is long and bitter when at room temperature. Medium to nearly a fuller composition. This brew deserves more notoriety. Excellent example of a traditional porter.
jkwood04 (4367) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a thick, lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little coffee and smokiness, some caramel, and a lot of floral hops. The porter aspect is strong, but the hops are stronger than most beers of this style. Average texture. A really unique porter.
drfabulous (4419) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Matt. Pours a big black beer with tan head. Roast and chocolate. I was expecting something akin to the New Glarus version, but no tart or sour here. Very tasty.