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RATINGS: 1300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (162) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle from Signal Variety, Plaistow NH. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate nibs and hint of coffee. Appearance is opaque black with minimal light brown head, with fair foamy lacing. Taste is balanced moderately sweet chocolatey flavor with moderately bitter coffee flavor. Palate is medium bodied with medium, slightly slick texture, soft carbonation and nice, long finish like chocolate covered espresso beans. Overall, really nice all around. Nitpicking, head could be larger, texture a little thicker, but those things only separate it from where it is--very, very, good, with the only place left to go--world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5526) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from Rudat, Dortmund. The beer starts malty intense. Dark red fruit, plums, malt with a nice subtle but intense sweetness. Viscous, bitter-sweet, a bit too burned in the end, still easy to drink, roasted burned malt with plums and quite much hop bitterness in the end. Very interesting but nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Deep brown with small head. Very solid porter. Huge roasted malt. Chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Textbook example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (925) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, flavor is coffee, roasted malt, toast, mocha, toffee. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty bitter. Full body, dry sticky texture, average carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, great taste, wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (729) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015
Noire petit collet persistant. Aromes café moka. Un petit regal une fois en bouche. Les saveurs torréfiés enveloppent le palais. La longueur est toutefois un peu courte mais cela reste u e grande bière.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2015
Beautiful ebony pour with minimal beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate. Hoppy finish. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (292) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 9/28/14. "Pours a dark brown/ black body with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Medium thick lace rings are left behind. Smell is of dark and burnt roasted malts, cocoa, and touch of soy sauce . Taste is much the same with cocoa, bitter coffee, and citrus hints on the finish. There is a nice balance between the roasted coffee and chocolate malts and hop bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel yet smooth going down. Overall, a nice robust and tasty porter indeeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Dark brown pour with a finger or so of tan head. Mostly coffee grounds and cacao nibs in the aroma - a little bourbon in the back. Taste is similarly coffee-forward with a little prune coming in after and a boozy kick at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at the Beertemple. Dark with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, hint of alcohol and something sour. Taste bitter sweet roasted, coffee, roasted malts, hint of sour, bitter roasted coffee aftertaste. Bit thin maybe, but not bad, especially considering the low abv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (274) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Black w large thick head on hard pour. Minimal aroma. Creamy robust stout. Hints of chocolate. Good solid porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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