Rune (8200) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at Schouskjelleren. Deep mahogany coloured body. Firm fawn-coloured head with lots of small bubbles. Earthy malts to the nose added by cocoa powder. Half-tart berries and fruits in flavour on a backbone of slightly roasted, chocolate malts. Clean, dark bitter finish. Quite well bodied. Good porter (Oslo, 19.09.2012).
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Borefts 2011. Poured muddy medium brown with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma of liquorice and chocolate malt. Full creamy body, flavour of nuts, dark fruit, dark coffee, dark chocolate and berry fruit. Dry, satisfying bitter aftertaste.
jamesie1857 (1423) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle - a dark brown pour, tan head, lacing throughout. Heady chocolate nose with a lot of fruit in there, smoky too. A little thin on the mouth, but a rich bitter taste makes up for it. Very good.
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Pours deep dark brown with a beige head. Smoke, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee aroma. Coffee, roasted malt and dark fruit flavour. Coffee cream tingle on the palate. Smooth. Long dry, bitter-sweet finish. Tasty stuff.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a corner shop. Maybe a bit thin and for some reason slightly chewy, but nice. Toffee, coffee, tasty and that.
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness in York. A black beer with a thinly disappearing tan head. It has strong, rich red fruity - blackcurrant and blackberry flavours with chocolate notes and a slight roasted finish.
leaparsons (8175) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ver dark brown with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are blackberry with dates and figs. Herbal with marzipan and spices. Chocolate and cola with floral notes. Woody wine cask with some smokiness. Flavours are vinous with blackberry and wooden notes. Oranges with base dark chocolate and plummy notes. Spicy, dry and woody on the finish. Good stuff.
PETERCOM (3) - LONDON, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is everything it says on the label, and it makes it for me the perfect accompaniment to so many tasty foods. This beer is all I want it to be, which is great for a cynic like me who reads all these descriptions hopefully, yet is usually disappointed. I would recommend this very strongly, because although it isn’t the best beer I have ever tasted, it has everything I want from a beer that I want to enjoy with a snack or a meal.
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weicher Malzbeginn mit milem Hintergrund. Süßlich-cremig, Nussaromen. Geringe aber passende Röstnoten. Cremig-röstiger Abgang, mittelang. /9/10/9//9
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, biscuit, mint and chocolate. Sweet and rich licorice and biscuit flavour with fruits, spices and dark chocolate