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A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/17/13. 12 oz bottle says 5.7%. Poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color with good opacity for the style. The head is a two finger mocha shade. It takes a while for the head to recede away, and it leaves beautiful lacing down the glass. S: This one is very forward in coffee, dry chocolate, roasted barley, and slight hop qualities. The hops come across in a faded manner - and honestly, that’s a good thing. T: The strongest note here is that of roasted barley, creating a coffee expression when mixed with the (faded) hops. The hops do come across a bit citrusy on the back end, but it’s balanced with the rich unsweetened chocolate and coffee flavors. I’d say this is the perfect age for this one (two months before the best by date) - some hoppiness is there, just doing enough to balance any malty sweetness without providing an overbearing acidic nature. M: I like how balanced the mouthfeel is: it’s dry enough to be easy to drink, yet there’s enough of a lingering flavor to interest the palate. It could use a bit more body, but that’s just nitpicking, really. O: Not much to say here, it’s a great porter that I’ve been ignoring for far too long. As I said before, this bottle is at the perfect age for consumption.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, caramel, coffee, nice burnt notes, very good. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (401) - - APR 20, 2015
It’s robust. Solid taste of chocolate and roast coffee in the malt. A little bitterness in the hops but not too much. Medium bodied and quite drinkable. A little smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
Brown creamy head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty with light fruity (cherries), earthy, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor is malty too with chocolate, licorice and light banana tones, ending in a dry dark, chocolatey finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdomig (507) - München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is malty, citrus-ish. Appearance is black with a brown-ish head. Taste is bittersweet. Almost no carbonation. Dry. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1018) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft sample at the Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine fest a week ago, opaque dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma notes of roasted malt, dark coffee, chocolate and some smoke. Taste adds cocoa, espresso, ash and some herbal hops. Light-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry, soft with roast finish. Not many dark styles here so this is very tasty and appreciated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4561) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5169) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (554) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1491) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2015
A fine porter. Non-sweet. Quite roasty. Hops are plentiful, which makes this interesting. recommended!!

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