DanielBrown (4040) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Super soft chic mouthfeel. Hides it’s strength brilliantly. Toasty chic. Bristles. Rich, yet aerated.
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Bobo, thank you! Aroma dried fruits, raisins, plum. Alcohol. Chocolate, roasted. Quite complex. Clear dark ruby-brown colour. Taste is sweet all the way, though some light bitterness is present in the background. Cognac. Caramel, fruity. Full body, alcohol not disturbing, although present. Great experience.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All black Porter, brown head leaving thin laces on the glass. Beautiful nose of roasted, chocolate, notes of coffee and dark fruits. The mouth is round and fleschy, similar roasted, chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, soft and caramelized sweetness like a treat fruity. Finale on dark chocolate, bitterness of roasted and hops mixed, sugar coated.
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee, a little smokiness, some hints of dark fruits, and a little bitterness. Flavor the same with a decent blend of everything. Smooth texture. A pretty good imperial porter.
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trade from umich43jm, thanks Jason! Pours deep black with a brown head. Smells of coffee, dark malt and bourbon. This is a substantial dark beer, with plenty of caramel malt, some molasses, some smoke and dark coffee. Very nice.
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a little persistent beige foam; hints of coffee dominated by the chocolatey notes; nougat; full-bodied, some fair sweetness, earthy cacao notes in the finish, some bitterness, residual sugars and a long chocolatey finish
69Evil (5) - - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sensationelles Bier....so wie ein Porter schmecken muss! Herb...erfreut den Gaumen! Ideall um einen schönen Abend unter Freunden abzurunden
JStax (3447) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to umich03jm. Pours a darker brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Aroma is roast, bitter, and a little smoky. Tastes has some smoky and barbecue influences throughout. Kind of on the sweet and ashy side. Overall, very pleasant.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Nutty, buttery aroma with dark chocolate and fudge showing up. Smooth. Medium to full bodied. Nice roasted malt profile. Leafy hops. Balanced. Moderate bitterness. Briny finish.
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at HopCat in East Lansing. . Pours a beautiful dark dark brown. Medium dark tan head that laces nicely. The aroma has some nice roasted malt tones, a mild infusion of coffee, a hint of chocolate, and then the strange smell of warm milk on a deep inhale. The taste is very roasty, a hint of the coffee, not much chocolate, and then finishes in a semi-dry fashion. Overall, pretty tasty