imdownthepub (12167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Black to brown colour with thin beigy head. Good sour wooden oaky flavour with plenty of forest fruit, just going over. Smoky coffee and dry finish.
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml flask shaped bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a dissapating amber head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, mocha and some roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and some charcoal with a smooth slightly bitter finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice black pour with almost no head. Nose is resins and malt. Taste is tree bark and maple. Rated 6/20/02
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black but clear beer, with a thin head. Bitter chocolate, slightly roasted aroma. Very bitter, roasted malts with some sourness, a good dose of hops, with not much sweetness. medium dry body.
Benzai (11840) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfect dark brown, almost black color with a dark red glow edging through. Lightly roasty, little hints of coffee. Taste roasty, nuts and caramel. Slight bitter finish, low carbo.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Vinoble-favrskov
clear dark brown, smooth light brown head.
sweet malty aroma, roasted grains,slightly nutty bitter, pretty nice aroma. mild complex porter.
flavor is roasted malts, bitter malts, faint charchoal, caramelly and dark malty sweetness. Well brewed english style porter. good bitter balance from the hops.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought at Cockneys, Aarhus. My 4,200th rating! Pours great, clear mahogany with a nice, medium, creamy, off-white head. Fine duration, light lacing. Soft sweet aroma, light roasted, raisins and a touch of burnt maltiness. Some wood and liquorice as well. Low carbonation, just a tad thinish. Flavour begind quite sweet with caramel, then develops nicely towards a more fruity and roasted malts base. Great, long, dry and roasted aftertaste.
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee, licorice and brown sugar in both aroma and flavor. Sweetish, medium bodied. Bitter walnut aftertaste. Tasty, but the licorice character is somewhat exaggerated. Nevertheless a fine beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes in a flask bottle which is quite unique. Pours a wonderfully clear and clean mahoganey with virtually no head, but what is there is tan and lasts only seconds. The aroma is a sweet dark chocolate that makes your mouth think it is about to get into some fine dark and smooth piece of chocolate. Coffee notes follow and then a bit of hop tickles your nose. Initial flavor is a silky smooth roasted chocolate malt flavor that finishes mildly hoppy. A full-bodied palate and silky mouthfeel.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Stamped 8142. Pours a deep copper color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate primary with slight roasted malts and tobacco. Taste is bitter roasted malts with coffee and chocolate notes. Some subtle tobacco here as well. Medium bodied.