JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small dark orange-tan head over virtually black beer. Smoked, smoked wood, salty, dark malts, even smoked mackerel. Smoked in the flavour as well, woody, bitter chocolate, burning logs. Very well-bodied, viscous, warming & rewarding. Iím impressed! This ranks easily amongst the best porters Iíve ever tasted.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black, brown head. Dark dried fruits, chocolate, coffee, burned sugar aromas. Flavor is rich and full, roasty, espresso, cocoa, nice dark fruits. Good stuff!
erickok (2838) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black bodied, with an enormous head that generates brown floaties. Stroopsoldaatjes (Dutch carmael and butter candy)... Rich sweet toffee, caramel, dried figs, coffee beans, palm sugar and a hint of alcohol. Sweet, full taste, with a proper bitterness at the back. Oily mouth feel, with some fruity notes. A proper dessert beer! Well made. (33cl bottle, fairly priced)
SimplySike (596) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poors black with strong cream head.
Aroma is malts, roasted, coffee, caramel, sugar, choco.
Taste a good bitter, sweet, coffee, choco.
Mouth-feel thin, bit creamy.
What an awesome beer, great coffee taste amazing.
downender (5662) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Jet black with a decent tan head and moderate carbonation. Massive aroma of charred malts, seas slat and bitter chocolate. Full, almost oily mouth feel, with more chocolate, salts and a dry finish. Unusual and very good.
note666 (1065) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 - 06 - 20 330ml bottle. hazy darkbrown colour. big foamy creme head. roasty chocolat in aroma. bitter-sweet taste.
altonbrownd (4498) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with toasty head. Nice nose of molasses, malts and espresso. Taste quite yummy of coffee, roasty malts, espresso and some vanilla. Kicks in the end. Really good.
Borresteijn (4155) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, yellow-brown head. Aroma of moccha, sweet rye, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, cabbage, light peat. Flavour is sweet, malty, rye, chocolate, earth and peat, moccha and chocolate bitter finish with some forest fruits, with an earthy bitter linger. Medium bodied. Nice.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells sweet. The taste is roasty-sweet, creamy, roasty-bitter. In the aftertaste it is very roasty, very intensiv, chocolate-alcoholic. Very good! I love that one ! 11/13/12/12/10/13
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black colored beer, with a dark beige almost brown thick foamy head. The aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt with notes of coffee. The taste is dry a little sweet, roasted malts coffe with hints of chocolate. The aftertaste is bitter of roast with soem sweet notes.