Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Dark chocolate and roasted malt aromas, with a hint of yeast. The flavours are smooth and rich. Roasted malt dominate the mouthful, with bitter coffee flavours also strong. Dark chocolate and biscuit come through to sweeten each mouthful ever so slightly, but it is the bitter and burnt malt flavours which linger on the palate.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured with a huge beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits with notes of liquorice and burnt notes.
Roasted flavour of liquorice and chocolate with notes of hops.
yespr (26033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Papsoes mystery blindtasting beer #4. Pours dark brown to black with a diminished light brown head. Roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Flavour is dry and roasted, medium coffee note and a ligt smoothness from the chocolate into the finish. Yet a bit too simple and without much body. Slight ashtray finish with a mild bitterness mainly from the roasted malt.
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 A milky coffee, tan head on a pitch black beer - a fantastic beer to drink with your eyes!
Aroma: winey plum character, tobacco that reminds me of Port Royal, sultana character, the bittersweet chocolate character of over-doing the chocolate malt!
Flavour: Strong milky coffee, vanilla tones coming through, almost oaky feel to this beer, a good pronounced bitterness which I enjoy, a late astringency is there from the black malt.
Overall an interesting beer but some falvours just seem a little over-done (e.g. the Chocolate malt on the nose)
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roast malt and hops on the aroma. Some burnt toast. Watery texture, strong burnt malt bringing chocolate & malty sweetness. Hops are quite present also. I do love a burnt yet hoppy beer, yet this one stays in the comfort zone. Finish is ling and chocolaty.
Very nice, but no PKB.
snuffla (155) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pomeroys Tasting, bottled. Nice dark brown with hints of red in the glass. Coffee, dark chocolate and some dark berry fruit aroma. Smooth malt finishs with a slight sourness which balances everything out nicely.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
really nice well balanced porter, nice coffee and dark chocolate flavours happening.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with ligth notes of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet malty withlight notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry bitter, roasted finish, where a light note of coffee also lingers around. Thanks Papsoe for shipping this home to Denmark.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is from the pack that beerledgend lobbed my way last time I was in Kiwiland. It poured well and looks like a solid porter with deep ruby notes and creamy head. The nose is quite chocolatey with sticky molasses. The flavour complements this well and I beleive it to have a good depth of flavour and enjoyable softness on the palate. I actually thought this had a very good body and am more than happy to try another if it were available. Well done threefellas.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a large tan head that didnít really want to hang around on a dark brown body. Dark chocolate on the nose, same in the taste along with some hints of smoke.