graham_murphy (212) - - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Fresh pine and citrus hops as I’ve come to expect from the kernel as a background to rich roasted malt with hints of coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Missing some sweeter notes.
ElDesmadre (1326) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black as the night, with a big, frothy, everlasting head. Perfect look. The aroma boasts a well integrated blend of piney and citrusy hops on one hand, and an amazingly deep dark maltiness on the other. Dark chocolate, roast and coffee. Nuts and soy sauce. The nuttiness particularly seems to bridge the gap between the roast/coal and the pine. Medium body and again - stunningly deep flavour. The malt is the main actor here, with coffee upfront, backed by the roast. On the supporting role we have a neat piney and resiny hoppiness, accurately dosed. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel topped off by a medium bitterness that seems to be equally derived from the roast and the hops. In the aftertaste there is roast and notes of resin as well as earth. Immaculate.
Japalo (1026) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. 5.8%. Three finger brown foam in a tulip. Roasted toasted coffee notes. Vanilla earthlike aromas. Sharp bitter dryness. Long finish. Columbus Topaz & Bramling cross hops. Crazy hybrid brew.
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thin khaki head, on a jet black body. Sweet fig, plum, toast, and slight espresso in the aroma. Espresso comes in more in the flavor much like an iced americano coffee, some fig and dark fruit, bitter and toasty finish, medium to lighter body.
Lilja (1320) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En riktigt trevlig porter. Smak av mycket kaffe, choklad, brända toner med toner av torkad frukt och citrus. Len, rund, torr och en aning sträv med en chokladbitterbeska som avrundar det hela.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, pours black with a small beige / tan head. Aroma exudes dank earthy hops upfront, followed by deep toasted malt and bready malt. Loads of flavours on the palate, with loads of both earthy hops, and a thick dry roasted malt backbone. Remarkable balance, with a dry malt backing and very earthy dank hops. Awesome black IPA / porter hybrid.
zacgillbanks (1757) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This beer is thick, inky black with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has very strong orange marmalade and tropical fruit flavours with chocolate and slight roasted coffee on the creamy finish. Superb!
SarkyNorthener (1313) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. The taste is a touch of grapefruit, hops, roasted malts, some chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium bodied with a slight carbonation, a little silky. A very good porter.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a beige head. Roasted malt and slightly tart fruit aromas. In the mouth fruity flavours and roast, semi-dry. Nice one.
Idiosynkrasie (3119) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Reddish brown colour with average to huge, creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, some balsamico, herbal hoppy overtones. Taste is slightly grainy and husky dark malty, moderately dry, hints of Scottish oatcakes.