KyotoLefty (9127) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-brick.
Big chocolate aroma, with a bit of coffee. Winey, slight dark fruit flavor, with chocolate and coffee. Roasted well. Nice rich mouth and a thick black color with a thin head. Very big and flavorful and well-done.
marcus (9016) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head. There is a pleasant chocolate malt taste, with a bitter chocolate finish.
bb (8528) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a thin beige head. Malty aroma with some roast and chocolate. Roasty, big chocolate flavor. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel with a slightly fuller body. Lingering chocolate. Nice.
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours deep brilliant ruby – garnet with assertive mocha head. The aroma is a mix of malty – roasty sweetness as well as nuttiness, chocolate covered malt balls and some burnt malts. Nice. The taste is full robust maltiness from fully dark roasted malts to burnt malts and then heading toward molasses and a thick layer of nuttiness. Wow, good stuff.
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/II/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle shared @ Struise Schooltje - BB: n/a, born V/6/15 (2016-160) Thanks to Tim DB for picking me up this bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit herbal, grassy touch, minty (according to the Urbs ;-), sweet touch, caramel, soft roast, pretty malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty start, bit oxidized, soft roast, pretty hoppy, bit herbal. Aftertaste: bitter hops, minty, more herbs, dry finish, slightly sweet.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasty aroma with some fruity and caramel sweetness. The flavor has roasted malt up front, coffee, chocolate, and a light wisp of smoke on the back end. Tasty and drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a Blue Palms Brown Bag blind tasting. Pours with a deep brown body and a small, off-white head. Aroma of roast, some dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, toffee and light earthy hops. Taste is roast, dark fruits, dried fruits and a bit of earthiness. Decent amount of coffee. Feels decently big. Medium carbonation.
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 1 Feb 2016) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee and blueberries. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, blueberries and a generous cacao bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and very well balanced porter. Very nice.
after4ever (7539) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Loose stringy lace. Mild roasty dark chocolate nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty dark chocolate mid palate with a long dark chocolate finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a spotty tan head.. short-lived, but easily-resuscitated. The aroma picked up coffee, molasses, and dark chocolates with notes of vanilla, toasted sourdough, and earthy hoppage around.. sweet kick with a fine hop balance. The flavor found molasses, coffee, and dark chocolate sweetness at the core (moderate + roast to it).. earth and coffee bitterness surrounded.. picked up a touch of rummy sweetness on the finish. Medium-plus bodied and a tad grainy on the palate.. warm with a fine hop balance against the malts.. I thought this was really well done!