rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
soot black, moderate smoke. little bit of licorice, maybe a touch of black fruit. ample hop bitterness for a porter. some alchohol flavor. revised: upgraded rated a little. came around a bit / flavors seemed more integrated as it warmed up. this beer should be served very close to room temperature - maybe 65F. UPDATE: having a bottle at 68F - seems considerably more balanced / upgraded rating. This beer was clearly engineered for room temperature consumption. Don’t even try unless it’s 60F or warmer.
Vaiz (4282) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, burnt malts and bready yeast. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, creamy, slightly sweet and very full bodied. Heavy brew.
cobaink2 (435) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from beer junction. Nice hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Little bit of smoke and a little bit of hops. Quite nice. Could drink a lot of this.
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ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, slight vanilla, brown sugar. Taste is roasted and chocolatey with a very nice balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite light bodied with medium carbonation
SinH4 (3104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from tap at Stone Garden Berlin. Black color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, soy sauce, umami,
dark fruits, a bit cherry. Taste is chocolate, a bit wood and ash, again a bit soy sauce and some dark fruits.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Not bad, but a bit underwhelming.
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate caramel flavor with weak smoky hints. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate caramel finish.
Borup (11713) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, bitternes, bread, alcohol and dried fruit.
Scrumpy369 (481) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at hopaholic. Pitch black colour, small white head. Nose is soy sauce with nuts. Taste is medium bitterness. Expected better.
olsvammel (5995) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Fruity and malty smell with dark malts, chocolate, sugar and syrup. Similar taste with some dried herbs. Sharp and strong bitterness, too strong to be honest.
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with creamy beige head... Aroma of smoked malts, chocolate, oak... Flavor is smoked malts, maybe some rye, lots of peppery spicy woody notes throughout, chocolate bitterness... Really nice
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weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a big fluffy, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa powder and smoke. A very very smokey beer, like a proper Isle of Skye whisky which is great cause I love them. Really smooth.