MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8.9%. Good creamy and slightly roasted aroma. Almost black colour. Red shine. Good creamy stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted. A little sweet, good creamy note. Some oak, hint of vanilla. Viscous mouthfeel, nicely smooth. Low carboation, but good. Very nice.
Theis (13392) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - Thanks Joergen. Almost black - brown head. Roasted, berries, chocolate, ryebread, light spicy, caramel, bitterness, sweetness, toasted, grainy, straw, fruity, citruc, grassy, piney, vanilla, herbal, spicy. Very nice.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, almost opaque black color, good creamy beige head. Some toffee, light licorice, cardboard and grassyness in the nose. Full-bodied. Lots of licorice, coffee, yeast, alcohol. A bit herbal note. Pleasant but way too simple.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a near black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of anise, roasted malt, cocoa, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of roasted malt, anise, Belgian yeast, vanilla, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey. Dark brown, few bubble head. Aroma of chocolate and cardboard. Taste is bitter cocoa and milk chocolate, not bad.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop brown/black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast, some vanilla, Belgian yeast, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, dark chocolate, some burnt, fairly dry. Medium body, light effervescence.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hansakompagniet, Malmö.
Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Okay lacing. Aroma has plums, chocolate, raisins, light liqourice, mildly vinious. Medium carbonation, fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mildly sweet, fat chocolate, light roasted, softly fruity, nice cocoa. Lingering malty bitter finish. Lovely.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-pours a big rich brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is roasty-dark malt, orange peel, spice/wood hops. Some chocolate as it warms. Taste is chocolate/roasty-dark malt/bready, orange peel, spice/wood/earthy hops. Thanks JWC for sharing.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bevmo. Pours dark brown with a 2-finger dark tan head. Aromas of darkly roasted malt, dark fruit, citrus, light fruit esters, yeast/spice. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Starts with hot bits. Dark roast malt. Darkish fruit. Banana ester. Yeast. Belgian spice. Finishes towards dry. More bitter than not. Exceptionally tasty ale. It’s really exceptional.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pouring into my Piraat tulip glass gives a very fluffy tan head atop a beautiful black beer.
S: The first whiff reveals tons of chocolate and dark fruits. Further sniffs give coffee, toffee, spice, and sweet malt. A mild citrus aroma is present, but certainly not a major player.
T: The flavor is very interesting. A slight coffee bitterness pairs well with sweetness from chocolate, fruit, and caramel malt. The spice is a bit more subdued than in the nose, but lends a little something to the beer.
M: This is a very full bodied beer. The carbonation is moderate and quite appropriate for this beer.
D: While this is a "Belgian" beer, the porter characteristics come through much more than the Belgian yeast and spice. This is certainly a "different" beer, but one that I enjoyed and look forward to trying with some age on it.