oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Very deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is wood, toffee, coffee and some mild notes of dark dry fruits. Flavour is wood, fruits, some coffee and mild nuttyness along with a quite roasted malty back. A bit thin.
TBone (11891) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, small off-white head. Coffee, some odd sweet notes in the aroma. Caramelly, sweet candy, brown sugar - low bitterness. Sweet porter.
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-pours a fizzy, foamy tan head with a black with red tint color. Aroma is chocolate, coffee dark malt and milky. Taste is chocolate, coffee, dark malt with some bitterness. Chocolate aftertaste. OK carbonation.
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours black with a fizzy/foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. It’s very stongly and frothily carbonated. The flavor is really chocolate - but more towards chocolate soda. The carb is so dominating it interferes with taste. However, I’d say chocolate, smooth burnt malt, and some hop bitter. Tasty, though physically distracting.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from BrewDog online shop - almost black beer with a moderate foam left; chocolate and cacao in the nose, walnuts; medium-bodied, light oily and umami; some tart earthy bitterness; aftertaste of chocolate ans ashes with light residual sweetness
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear black with red highlights and a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hints of coffee and vanilla. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of dark chocolate, light smoke and a hint of coffee with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown. Roasty, toasty, chocolate aroma. Ashy, bitter and chocolate aroma. Ok.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with FlactoAlto (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (I could see through it when held up to a light) with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and some light chocolate. Tastes of pretty much the same. Really not too much to this one. Thin, bordering on watery and one dimensional. Shame, being a rude boy in my ’prime’ days, I really enjoy all the SKA labels...
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty malty, coffee, light anise, fairly herbal, a touch fruity aroma. Slightly acidic, chocolate, coffee, slightly burnt flavor. Not a big fan of this one.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Triangle Plaza, Raleigh, NC. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium tan frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and lightly roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with light chocolate notes. Thin-medium bodied.