KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 12 oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark brown, almost black with an average (1-2 finger) frothy light brown head that reduced down to a thin puddled film, which lasted throughout and had some really excellent streaky lacing.
The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark roasted coffee, molasses, dark bitter chocolate and a mild smokiness.
The taste was mildly bitter-sweet and very malty with a bold chocolate note in the beginning, and then became a little more on the bitter side with a strong dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a good long while following the swallow with a nice roasty coffee taste settling in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body and rather creamy yet slightly dry in texture with an mild carbonation.
Overall I found this brew to be very Robust just as the name insinuates, and rather flavorful with a nice roasty characteristic. The mocha espresso taste made it very drinkable and quite enjoyable to sip on. This is a beer that most definitely does justice to the style...
Erzengel (5501) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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!
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with small head. Very solid porter. Huge roasted malt. Chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Textbook example of the style.
androman (918) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bozo_skeleton (723) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
colui72 (254) - HONG KONG - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
youdictategood (413) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Black w large thick head on hard pour. Minimal aroma. Creamy robust stout. Hints of chocolate. Good solid porter.
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eaglebones (71) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black. Medium, long-lasting beige head. Strong aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Moderate carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is coffee and dark chocolate with a little bitterness. Nice porter.