MonsterMagnet (199) - 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!
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - APR 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Dark opaque brown almost black with an orange tint and a frothy, brown, disappearing, non-lacy head. Deep smell of roasted malt and smoke, chocolate with butter and sweet dark caramel and toffee. Dark fruits – cherry, plum, prune. Full oily body. Sweet initial taste of caramel and milk chocolate, lots of roast ash and dark chocolate in the middle with a liquorish, fruity finish. From sweet to burnt bitter to sweet again in one sip. It would be amazing with a chocolate mousse. An excellent porter. Deep and delicious.
lachneger (292) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Donker bier troebel van kleur. Koffie crème kleurig bier. Rokerig whisky geur turf rook.romig van smaak en daarna droog weg trekkend. Top bier. Bierproeverij 20-11-2013
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kiwianer (3339) - 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
uckelman (267) - 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.
Hanook (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer looks realy beautyful in your glass. Brown foamy head and deep dark body. The taste is chocolate and smoked. It is a nice mouth feel and a nice balance in taste.
daknole (9101) - 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!
JorisPPattyn (7909) - 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.
77ships (3763) - 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
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, chocolate and a bit milkey and burn. I love the taste. Absolutely great. Heavy coffee. Burned. Thick body with a sticky texture. Good fitting carbo. Great beer!