TBone (15704) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks bierkoning! Dark opaque brown color, small steady brownish head. A bit sweetish, toasted malty aroma with lots of cocoa powder. Medium to full-bodied. Pleasant toasted malty flavor. Cocoa is also dominant in the flavor. Light bitterness and caramalt. Robust porter.
markschiedon (542) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinking blind from 33 cl bottle.
In the aroma alcohol, sweetness, chocolate, roast malt and nuts.
The clear red brown beer has a small brown head.
In the taste liquorice and cough syrup. Mostly sweetness some bitterness and a small bit sour.
Less alcohol then you would expect.
Maakun (3088) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with big creamy brown head. Cocoa beans, coffee, toast, some creamy chocolate pudding, light vanilla, doughy and a hint of fruits. Taste is light sweet with big roasted bitter finish. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation and slight watery feel. Great stuff.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 31st Oct 15, poured into a Leffe chalice at home on 26th Apr 14. My 5th beer in a random tasting evening with myself!
A deep and dark tanned bubbly head sat on top of a truly ruby red body, the head falling away as I wrote these words, how sad!
The aroma was of ground coffee combined with old cocoa beans and vanilla pods, as was the taste: some hints of bitterness and sourness in there somewhere too. Chocolate can sometimes be bitter, and this is maybe what I picked up? Rich and alcoholic in the body, almost smooth: I really enjoyed it.
LomYst (770) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
peaty smoke, espresso, dark chocolat, all very well defined... thick sweetness with some fresh bitters... light carbs... great porter
MonsterMagnet (1048) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Bottle, batch NP-202, bb feb 2016. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma: Dark chocolate, espresso, nuts, somewhat earthy and roasty. Taste: chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, coffee, laurel, toffee with smoke and peat hints. Fairly sweet, with a good balancing bitterness and slightly sour. Smooth, oily moutfeel, a complex, full body and a long lasting bitter chocolate finish with a bit of peat. Everything?s just right. Lovely, lovely, lovely!
blackisle (1846) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Pitch black, good dark tan frothy head, collapses quickly but good lacing; smoky nose, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice/drop, dark fruit, earthy; moderate to heavy sweetbitter, dark chocolate, roasty; medium body, oily texture; lingering bittersweet finish, coffee, roasty
MichaelAwesome (6358) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sueffig und schwer. Vorne mit Kaffe und einer milden Saeure, zum Ende hin jedoch geraeuchert. Und das killt natuerlich viele Szmpathien. Alles in allem jedoch solide. Kaffee, Roestaromen und gar Sueffigkeit.
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with rosé creamy head and smooth body. Aroma of roast and woods. Taste of smoke, leaves, woods, torf, malt and roasted barley. Light smokey touch. Due to the smokeyness not my kind of brew but apart from that not too bad.
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from European Local Swap 4.0. Thanks to Douberd. Pitch black beer with a quite nice beige/brownish head. Roasted tobacco aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice notes, coffee, caramel, notes of figs and raisins. Roasted coffee and tar flavor, coffee, cocoa, licorice, dark chocolate, soot notes. Quite heavy beer with lots of flavor. Fullbodied and with a pleasant tobacco and coffee finish. Very nice.