RW80 (792) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apperance: Dark brown-red color with a small off-white head.
Aroma: chocolate, herbs, red wine, roasty, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, salty licorice , peat, coffee
Taste: Bitter darl bread roated malts,peat,cjhocolate, some red wine and red fruit tones, and, light licorice salt tones ahe finish is a bitter roasted coffee which becomes quite vegetable like in the aftertaste. while the Peat remains there.
medium- body, soft carbonation., texture is oily
ZodiacM (140) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwart bier met weinig schuimkraag. Geur van gebrande mout, koffie, caramel, chocola. Smaak van gebrande mout, rokerig, koffie (niet te sterk), caramel en chocola. Complex van smaak, bitterzoet, heerlijke nasmaak waarvan de koffiesmaak langzaam verdwijnt in een bittere nasmaak. Heerlijk!
olio (6520) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle (11% abv) @ Timo A.
Pours dark brown-red color with a small off-white head. Smooth malty aroma, chocolate, some faint chili notes, herbs and coffee, some red wine too. Thick palate, cocoa, dark chocolate, dark berry notes and some faint alcohol. Might be that the coffee has faded away a bit on this, turning into vegetables even, nothing too disturbing though. Decent.
TheFoamhead (80) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you want me to descibe this beer in one sentence: this is truely a bittersweet symphony!
blackisle (857) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Color pitch black, one finger creamy mocha colored head, recedes after a while to a thick layer, good lacing; aroma sweet malty, roasty, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, salty licorice (zoute drop), peat; taste moderate sweetbitter, roasty, chocolate; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; finish dry bittersweet with coffee bitterness and fruity sweetness, peppery and clove notes. Impressive porter.
neepsntatties (1241) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...jet black with a huge brown head. Nose...gobs of dark, sweet chocolate, roasty malt and boozy goodness. Palate...thick, chewy, chunky and brooding with massive amounts of bittersweet chocolate and notes of black coffee. There’s quite an ashen feel and plenty of char character to go with the roasted grain and burnt hazelnuts. The finish is ultra long with tremendous depth and richness.
vipinvelp (2361) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, small brown lacing foam ring. Coffee aroma, not too strong though. But strong bitter coffee taste, some leather, some smoke. Good beer. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201410)
thewolf (11255) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @Alesbymail. Pours deep opaque black with a small, creamy beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, vinious, chocolate, light coffee, soft roasted, a hint of pepper. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness, chocolate, coffee, blackberries. Pleasantly vinious, good coffee bitterness. Nice.
Franksv6 (273) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Black brown beer with a creme head. Smells like a porter. Taste is chocolate, smooky, fruity, cherry. Verry good beer.
allmyvinyl (4231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark cooked sugar, slight smokiness, light damp basement. Taste is more of the same, without the damp. Sweet coffee. Oily mouthfeel, sticky finish. Good.