bierkoning (12589) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Almost opague. Pours a huge head. Dark chocolate, licorice and a hint of peat in the aroma. Malty sweet, roasty flavor with licorice and peat. Slightly yeasty aftertaste with initial licorice and persistant peat. A very pleasant surprise.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Douberd for this bottle! Black-colored with a small light brown head. Nice aroma of roast, smoke (a bit meaty), a bit of coffee and a dark chocolate note. Bittersweet flavor with roast, smoke, a bit of coffee, a light chocolate note and a light sourish hint. Medium-bodied, quite rounded. Good.
madsberg (11411) - 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.
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Deanso. Black pour with beige head. Soft roasted aroma but strong roasted coffee flavour. Slight detectable alcohol
daknole (10883) - 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!
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasted chocolate nose, taste is sweet, dry roast, some chocolate, a bit sweet.
Fin (9690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at T’Arendsnest, Amsterdam, Netherlands on Friday 30.09.11 Thick, heavy black beer with a light beige head. There is definately some peatiness going on here, there is also some spirit, though it is not too heavy or overpowering. Nice roasty cappuccino, with some spent coffee grains aplenty. Nice beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2013 (Haket), Sunday, sampled on September 8, 2013.
Dark red to black color, pinkish brown head. Sweet, alcohol, grainy scent. Malty, grainy, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Dry grainy aftertaste, also coffee.
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and toffee, light sour. Taste is dark chocolate and more fruity coffee sourness. Oily texture, bitter finish. Good.
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, 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.