DutchDrebus (3087) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thx to benzai. Very dark brown to black colour full off-white head. Smells sweet, some hoppyness, slightly roasty and some chocolate. Tastes very hoppy, coffee, chocolate. Too much carbo for me, thin to medium body.
LouisJacques (18) - Magog, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve tasted this beer a year ago and found my review on a sheet of a paper, here’s what was written on it; "Feels like you’re tasting the real thing, big roasted coffee after taste, awesome !"
PorterPounder (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Fermentation Market - 330 ml bottle. Deep dark black pour with a sticky, thick mocha colored head. Aroma has some nice bittersweeet chocolate notes, some newly turned moist black dirt. Flavor is pleasant and mild with some light baker’s chocolate, some roasty notes, a bit of black unsweetened coffee. Mouthfeel has a nice chalkiness to it. Solid stout.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune claire/ambrée, col beige.
Arôme de levure, malt grillé et grains.
En bouche, malt grillé, caramel le tout gardant un côté de fruits noirs, palais léger et sec avec une pointe de torréfaction. Houblon apporte une légère amertume fleurie, mais le tout reste essentiellement axé sur la malt grillé qui fait de cette bière, un produit léger et facile à boire.
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours black with a large, tan head. The aroma is coffee, tangerines, lemon peels, and ripe bananas. The flavor is sweet, surprisingly bitter, and sour, with a lot of musty yeast. The palate is medium, creamy, and a little acidic. This is a good, complex beer, and certainly not drinkable. Strong and worth savoring.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with a subtle lactic presence along with some zesty spice and dark fruit notes. Toasted malts with hints of coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, pepper and vinous berries. The sweetness and spice are pretty tame however, allowing the dark malt notes to take over.
Medium bodied with a dry, roasted malt presence that is overpowered mid palate by estery, dark fruit sweetness and zesty spice. Cloying medicinal presence with too much sweetness for my liking. There is a decent roasted dark malt character up front but it quickly drops off. Hints of toast, coffee bean and chocolate are immediately countered by dark cherry, currant, grape and other dark berries. There’s also some licorice, anise and pepper but this isn’t too overbearing. As it warms the malt character strengthens but there’s just too much sweetness for my preference. Easy to drink but not very well balanced or interesting.
MrsSwoop (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark brown with frothy golden head. Aroma is roasty, light coffee and chocolate. Flavor is similar to aroma. Medium bodied. Decent. Rating #7
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark pour with fluffy head that leaves no lace. Struggle to find some chocolate and roast in aroma. Chocolate roast in flavor but finding little else. Light olive brine, medium to lighter mouthfeel, higher carbonation. OK
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: June 23, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, just a hint of sweetness, light phenols
Body: highly carbonated body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, dry, light phenolic spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
drjay44 (2335) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle. Pours a huge, fluffy, lingering beige head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, brown body....nose is heavy chocolate, lighter coffee, touch of brown sugar.....taste is rich chocolate, bit of coffee, finish is light bitter and slightly astringent....mouth feel on the heavy of medium, slightly chalky, carbonation adds creamy fizz. This meets the style quite well. The malt back bone is a bit too much towards the chocolate tones for my palate, but is a pleasant, thoroughly enjoyable pint. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7