77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 355 cl. bottle sampled – courtesy of Martinus. Thx! for sharing. Dating strip is unclear to the least but this seems to be a 2008 Vintage. The beer itself reveals clear signs of age. Pours dark brown, blackish, mocha head. Nose is sweet iron, oxidation, thin fading coffee & caramel, fading malts. Taste is thinned out, bitter roast upfront, brown sugar, herbs, thin older coffee, herbs, old grains, mocha & some berries. Body is thinned out. I hope that this is better fresh because the reputation of this doesn’t correspond in any way with the quality of this. I hard good things about these guys.
pras (578) - Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid beer. Dark appearance. Nose full of roasty malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and a slight hop bitterness in the background. Full bodied and enjoyable.
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer full of coffee, unsweetened chocolate and smoke. Medium body and lasting roasted finish.
60minuteman (1358) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious aroma of dark chocolate, malts, and oat. Taste is the same. Very dark and toasty. Semi-sweet on the end. A really enjoyable porter
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with small tan head. Aroma and flavor follow description well with the roasted grain and dark chocolate. Smooth full body dry finish.
dexcansino (575) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza negra con espuma cremosa como la de un expresso. Muy cremosa pero con gas vivo. Sabor café, chocolate, especiado. Muy interesante y compleja para no tener mucho alcohol.
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with rbrazell! Pours a translucent brownish black with thin lacy ring of tan head and light lacing. Aroma of toasted dark barley, slight bitter chocolate, and slight coffee. Taste follows with hints of soy and a slightly bittersweet finish. Good stuff.
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks rbrazel! Clear dark brown head light tan head dissipates. Chocolate vanilla. Medical bandaid astringency. Aroma is a lot better than taste.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a small bubbly white head. Raisin, roast and smoke aroma. Flavor is chocolate, charcoal, roasted malt and hints of smoke with a chalky end. Medium bodied and drinkable.
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle best by date June 2012, crap, poured into a shaker. Pours black with small light brown head. Nice lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and aroma is bad vinegar. Really bad, my first drain pour, need to have this fresh to make sure.