Beerhammaren (1405) - - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours black with medium beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, coffee, dark malts. Flavor is roasted malts, alcohol, coffee and cocoa beans.
phyllomedusa (1) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Couleurs de Bières, Montpellier. Pours black, with brown head. Aroma quite smokey, hints of chocolate and coffee roast. Very creamy and smooth. Again smoke on the palate, more chocolate and dark coffee, a bit of caramel. Sweet to taste but well-balanced with smoke/roast and a fairly bitter finish.
Nijstrom (200) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, smoke. Quite bitter. Quite creamy.
hackobock (2294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 27, 2015. Bottle at home, before november 17, 2019.
Black with a large brown head, slowly dissipating leaving some trace on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, smoked malt, tobacco, hints of licorice and ash
Taste is light sweet, roasted bitterness, smoked malts, with some ash notes and tobacco. Finish is roasted dry ashy bitterness with smoke notes and a somewhat watery texture to it, Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Nice smoked porter, a bit thin and watery mouthfeel though.
thb (765) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black pour, rising dense brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits booze. Kind of an "old book" aroma going on too. Taste is....good. Balanced - clearly quite a few hops in here, but principally on the bitter side. Remarkably refreshing finish for such a big beer. No one element dominates, which is pretty amazing for 8%. Big body, thick mouthfeel.
Luengus (19) - - SEP 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Average creamy dark brown diminishing head with murky black body. Heavy malt molasses and caramel with light dough yeast.
Full creamy body with soft carbonation and bitter finish.
Long duration flavor. Slightly sweet, acidic and heavy bitterness.
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MarkoNm (1811) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle at the Bevog 2nd anniversary. Pours a dark brown, almost black color, topped with a fairly big tan colored head, very creamy. Quite roasty aroma with some mild chocolate notes. Creamy body with a quite grainy feel and moderate bitterness. Mild coffee that get’s a bit more noticeable with time. Not the best one, really.
dfearnley (1367) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass
Lightly toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, oak, and campfire. Pours black with a 3 cm frothy light brown head with great retention. The lacing is quite interesting in that a ring would form with each taste. These rings were thick (in texture) and remained a long time. Taste is dark chocolate, bread (but not yeasty), with a nice smoky, bitter and sour ending. The palate is thick and chalky with some astringency.
bytemesis (4944) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Summer Secret Santa! Pours dark opaque black, medium creamy brown head, nice residual and lacing. Roasty ashtray burned chocolate molasses aroma. Flavor is light sweet, medium plus bitter, deep deep roast, notes of smoke, molasses, burned malt, coffee grounds. Medium body.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance is black with creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, a hint of citrus, and chocolate. Taste is citrus hops, roasted malts, and chocolate. Nice well rounded porter that has lots of hop character, with velvety mouthfeel.
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl) Black coloured hue with a big and brown foamy head. Roasty and leafy malty aroma with notes of liquorice, wet wood, caramel, coffee and a whiff of smoke. Moderately roasty bitter and subtle sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with an almost creamy carbonation. Roasty but also soft malty mouthfeel with flavours of liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee and subtle notes of dried fruits; quite bitter and lasting finish with a cornucopia of flavours and a mild but balancing malty sweetness, accompanied by a moderate alcoholic bite. Very good. 04.IX.15