gunnar (7418) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. ABV 6%. Pours almost opaque black with a huge tanned head. Aroma of chocolate and fresh roasted coffee and malts. Smooth palate. Taste is light sweet coffee and dark chocolate. Ends dry with a nice bitter chocolate at the end, nice mocha this one.
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lovely aroma, full of freshly ground coffee, cocoa beans, notes of roasted grain and subtle hints of vanilla. Quite full body though the taste is dry, tart from the coffee and roast most presumably. Mocca flavour, simply put. Very nice one!
Crille (90) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a nice thick brown head. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the nose. The coffee finds the way into the flavors as well, with toffee and floral notes. And don’t forget the dry finish.
zacgillbanks (4028) - 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. Inky black with a creamy tan head. There are roasted coffee flavours, floral fruity coffee notes, dark chocolate, vanilla and more coffee on the finish.
larsniclas (6454) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a beige head.
Sweetish aroma with coffee-beans and chocolate.
Coffee and chocolate inte th flavor aswell. Well-balanced body with a light bitterness and sourish notes.
oh6gdx (24352) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (I think...)@HBF2013 (Thanks to Sir Kumpulainen the brave). More or less deep brownish black colour with a mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, ashes, some coffee and actually nicely floral and fruity as well as some mild toffee. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, coffee, mild fruits, toffee and some slight foral notes in the finish. Very bodied and nice porter!
stefannilssons (1572) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ölen ser onekligen väldigt inbjudande ut, alldeles kolsvart. Aromen är inbjudandeed mkt rostade toner. Smaken däremot var en besvikelse, ölen var alldeles för sträv och obalanserad för att falla mig i smaken.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black colour with a beige head. Roasted, rather strong coffee notes (which I like), chocolate, faint smoke, lightly fruity. Dry finish. Rather light body.
Scopey (11397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tomlinson’s. It pours near black with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, coffee grinds, caramel and cocoa. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, earth, chocolate, ash and decent bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and pretty drinkable.
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, dates, coffee and some smoke.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A tan head with good lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, figs, dark roasted coffee and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a coarse texture. A medium body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Very coarse and bitter dark.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2013-05-01.