Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into a snifter. Blackest black body with three fingers of tight tan head. Amazing looking.
Roasted malt, licorice and chocolate smell.
Taste starts slow and builds to a grand crescendo. Light taste, then black licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, biting bitter at the end.
High viscosity, almost sticky, low carbonation.
A definite winner in my book.
Arnesen (26) - Tromso, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown towards black with minimal head to the glass. Aroma of coffee, malt and some dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet in the beginning with a bitter ending.
dnicolaescu (555) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL from rosenbergh. Thanks, Jan!
Look: virtually black with red highlights and a decent espresso head.
Aroma: black malts, chocolate, dark caramel, some dried fruit as it warms up. Medium intensity.
Taste: quite sweet, light roast, balanced by solid hop bitterness, dried fruit, charry finish.
Decent, but not very intense.
Rasmus40 (9881) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansa, Malmö. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt, licorice and minor notes of rye bread. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 150414
djoeye (938) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tight cocoa cream, lots of curtain laceworks down the mug, black brown black body.
Scents; chocolate caramel malts, hints from coffee, sweet liquorice,
faint dusty meadows with flowers and berries.
Taste; distinct dark roasted fruity malts, sweet fruity liquorice, some coffee notes, prunes, chocolate.
Easy alright on palate, good body.
Ends with the fruity chocolate sauce from malts, grainy sweet hops, sweet roastiness, lingering a bit.
Overall really tasty.
(33cl btl abv7.2% B@Kilpishalli/Alko.fi, T@Home)
SperkeleForce (407) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark black with brown frothy head. Notes of liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, nuts, earthy. Very tasty brew.
JeyAre (79) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark colour with brown head. Soft and creamy taste with caramel and chocolate hints. Soft palate and easy to drink. I am not the biggest porter fan but this one is really good overall.
Benzai (6460) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to tiong] @ home shared with Illuvatarmilan. Opaque pitch black color, full sized a bit creamy brown head. Aroma is malts, coffee, dark malts, dark fruits. Taste malts, dark malts, dark fruits, nicely bitter in the end, but a touch of sweetness at first. Nice!
Oakrock (99) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7,2% alcohol, but Nothing comes through, Nothing. Nice, roasty Taste. Foamy, balanced, full taste. Very nice beer.
ramboraffe (130) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black. Smell is quite fresch and rosted hints. Taste is big, complex malty with coffe, hints of chocolate, rosted malt. High bitterness. Bit of fresch citrus.
ffaoe (195) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty, roasty aroma. pitch black with a decent head. taste is very roasty with a strong malt flavor.