Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a nice holding and sticky head. Good amount of hops, roasted malts, spices and slightly some earthy leather. misses a boost for me...
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee wood aroma, somewhat leathery. Taste leathery, roasted coffee beans, bitter watery finish. Misses somewhat in the aftertaste.
jredmond (4569) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at THE FESTIVAL, MA with Andrew. Pours a pitch black with thin brown lacing. Aroma is strong roast, light hop, chocolate and light espresso. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with notes of roast, smoked chocolate, espresso, sugar, and hops.
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a four finger brown head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Baked chocolate nose and flavor is baked-burnt chocolate. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.49 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
Yorker (842) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a big mocha head that slowly fades leaving some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a little smoke, and some hops. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, a hint of smoke, hops, and vanilla.
hlkanga (204) - - JUN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Beer Hunters. Pours black colour with medium brown head. Fruity aroma with plum, roasty malt, chocolate and licorice. Sweet, complex and delicate aroma. Flavour of strong licorice, some coffee, chocolate and floral hops. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Strong hoppy licorice finish. A bit stout-like though. An excelent beer from an excelent brewery. Was actually better from a bottle than as a draught.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with creamy tan head. Slightly muted aroma, rich chocolate, some ovaltine, faint smokiness. Taste is more of the same, rich chocolate, coffee, ovaltine, lightly smokey finish. Decent body, Slightly chalky mouthfeel, big bitter finish. Delish
leaparsons (7487) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are coal and soy with dark chocolate and nutty, berry, roast coffee. Liquorice with smoky notes and plummy fruit. Resinous berry with medicinal notes and bready yeast. Flavours are cola with bittersweet dark chocolate and grapefruit. Blackberry with rich roast coffee. Dates with nutty alcohol and resinous lemon. Spritzy yeast with a fruity, bitter finish and long dry aftertaste. Very nice.
LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a large light brown head.
Aroma: roasted and fruity, creamy chocolate, and some oatmeal.
Taste: chocolate, coffee, roasted, honey, a bit of smoke.
Smooth to the palate.
A solid porter that doesn’t quite reach the next level.
ClubGonzo (3198) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Black body, small light beige head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate and hints of roasted bread. Taste is mellow coffee and roasty chocolate tones, mild leather and alcohol. Well balanced, with a smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. A nice porter from To Øl.