joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at t’Arendsnest.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and licorice.
Sweet and roasted flavour of licorice and dark chocolate.
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Chocolate, cofee, light fruits, roast, spice. Flavour: Chocolate, coffee, light spice and some swseetness. Medium bodied. Ends on a light roasted and chocolaty note.
uckelman (249) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque dark brown. Huge tan head. Dark chocolate and malt in aroma. Lots of carbonation.
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a fluffy mocha head. Aroma of sweet malty fruit. Flavour of dark chocolate and coffee malted together with a medium to full body. Aftertaste of the coffee.
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, firm tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, mocha, liquorice, caramel, dark chocolate. Light bitter flavour, light sour note, some sweetness. Quite full body. Rather sweet finish, lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.
(Sample from 33cL bottle @ GBF3, Gent)
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate flavour. Way too much alcohol coming up. A bit better when I was eating chocolate.
[Bottle from Slijterij t Fust in Hoorn, Holland]
tderoeck (4484) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/VIII/2012 33cl bottle @ 3de Gents Bierfestival (Gent) - BB: n/a (2012-955)
Clear very dark brown to almost black beer, aery beige to brown head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, caramel, dusty, some dried fruits, bit of smoke. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee, dark chocolate, mocha, dried fruits, caramel, bit sweet. Aftertaste: dry hoppy, coffee, overripe fruits, cocoa powder, bit sugary, more coffee, dark chocolate.
77ships (3680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sampled @ GBF 2012 // black with a solid mocha head // nose is sweet, chocolate, chocolate truffles, mocha, dried dark fruits, serious roast layered on top of it all, toffee, dark sugar // taste is very bitter cocoa, seriously roasted, black chocolate, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, reasonably creamy parts, bitter ground coffee beans // creamy but not heavy body // neat stuff
suedehead288 (344) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012.08.18 derde Gents Bierfestival - Bottle - Black and a most beautiful brown head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma.
JorisPPattyn (7877) - 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. I’m impressed! This ranks easily amongst the best porters I’ve ever tasted.