Idiosynkrasie (4807) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
350ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dusty, chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of cocoa, unroasted coffee beans. Taste is initially dry, chocolately, roasty, spicy dark malty with subtle sweetness, slightly dusty, later with more and more resinous hoppy influences; lasting, bitter, roasty, spicy finish, full body, super soft palate. Paradigmatic.
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No, so robust wie es angekündigt wird, ist es nicht, aber dennoch schön knackig mit einer leichten Schärfe im Hintergrund. Etwas Stroh, Röstmalze, etwas Kaffee und ein Schuss Hopfen. Gute Sache.
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black/ dark brown colour with a steady, creamy head and smooth body. Aroma of roast, malt and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark bread and toasted biscuits. Smooth to drink, very quaffable. Enjoyed it.
Hanoi (596) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet coffee, malt, toast, chocolate. Taste is leading bitterness, with a gentle undercurrent of chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Notes of ash, vanilla and hazelnut emerge on subsequent tastes. Mouthfeel is good.
A note perfect porter.
mikedR (1553) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine porter. Non-sweet. Quite roasty. Hops are plentiful, which makes this interesting. recommended!!
floydslip (246) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola-colored beer with a thin beige head that disappears quickly. Rich roasted nose of dark coffee, molasses, and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is equally rich with the bitter coffee hitting immediately followed up by some sweetness, including vanilla, toffee, and prunes. This is then finished with a mild bitterness with underlying roasted grain. Good beer.
arnold931 (815) - Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with tan head and lacing. Nose is mild aroma of chocolate and roast. Taste is refreshing. Chocolate and some coffee. Good.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brunzies. Nice roasted malted smoky nose, but a bit of fetid gas-earthy smell that was a bit off-putting. Dark brown-black opaque with thin tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice roasted malt, robust tang, molasses, smoke, chocolate. Big hop bitter with light nutty astringent character, light bitter lactose after.
AndresTM (361) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark choc, earthy hops, and roasted barley dominate the aroma, which also has some brown sugar, coffee, pine, and a whisper of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium, with a medium body and sustained effervescence. The taste is bitter, with very minor sugary sweetness that is otherwise dominated by ash, coffee, dark chocolate, and earthy flavors, which drag on to a slow, dry, roasty finish. Great beer—just what you expect it to be.
danielecamo (773) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore nero, schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Aroma di fondo di caffè, caffè, cioccolato fondente, leggero tocco erbaceo finale. al palato corpo medio, alcool ben nascosto. Sentori di fondo di caffè, caffè, cioccolato e liquirizia nel finale.