Scopey (8470) - Croydon, Greater London, - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kernel brewery. It pours near black, with a thin beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, roasted malt, earth, chocolate and some dark fruit. The taste is bitter-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, earth, tangy dark fruit (particularly blackcurrant and blueberry) and filter coffee, with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Well balanced and flavoursome. Great stuff.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma features fudge and a mildly earthy component. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is burnt and medium-bitter - charcoal and ash come to mind. Finishes astringent, carbonic, lightly bitter and Sahara-dry. Not my cup of tea, but too solid to dismiss. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!
thewolf (11382) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bramling cross. Pours dark brown with a large, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet malts, chocolate, black currants, light roasted. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, again black currants. Light licorice. Heavy malty bitterness.
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, taste is fruity, bitter, chocolate.
ametras (677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Bistro L’Autre Oeil. Dark brown with a frothy brown head. Flavors are toasted bread, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, brown sugar, tobacco, toffee and resinous hops with earthy and ashy notes. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation, creamy texture.
hammerhead01 (67) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle pours black with a big beige head that lingers nicely. Arome of Chocolate, ark fruits and cooffee. Roasted malts and coffee in the taste. Light acidity is present. Bitter finish Nice Porter.
androman (800) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABV 6.3%. 33cl shared bottle @ home from De Molen. Nearly black color, minimal brownish mostly diminishing good lacing head. Aroma dark roasted coffee in the nose, more dark roasted coffee, toast, smoke, coal, quinie, tons of licorice, tobacco, ash. Taste whiff of sweetness, extreme bitterness, slightly acidic. Full body, slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation, forever lasting roasty bitter finish. Great dessert beer.
Ferris (7013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark roast with bittersweet chocolate and some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark roast, almost burnt, bittersweet chocolate and a hoppy bitterness in the finish. Very good and all the sweeter for this review ties me with FONEFAN. For the moment anyways.
oqnid (98) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7 juil '13
-->Porter noire, 5.7%, 330ml
-café noir aux reflets acajou; mousse moka
-nez café, noisettes, tire éponge
-entrée douce (eau) vient l'amertume (explosion), torréfaction
-mince et poudreux
-finale cendrée, céréales, houblon; amertume de café fort
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gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cracking tan head very dark pour aromas fruity lots of hop coffee rich malt flavours pine apricot medium bitter grapefruit roast coffee dark chocolate caramel grassy note floral hint very tasty stuff crispness the finish lots of good hop flavour matched by malt lasting pine and bitter very nice Porter
CraftBeerNick (1169) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 19th July 14. Nice toasty, roasty, chocolate, cocoa, beer. Dusty cocoa flavour, blended with bitter hops. Smooth and very drinkable