JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Huge, rusty-brown head, dense, over opaque brown beer; rings of lace. Roasted, cigarette ashes, burnt paper. Roasted/burnt, in a really outspoken way. Ink, bitter-ish leaves. Warming up somewhat, black coffee and a peppery impression. Thick, languid feel, some alcohol. Very burnt, very black, very unidimensional. Quite uninteresting. WAS: 6/4/7/3/13 3.3/5
Second try Good amber/tan head, rather dense, over jet-black beer. Black chocolated with a pinch of black coffee, malt wafers, café noir cookies; mocha and tobacco warming up. Burnt, bitter, coffee and real black chocolate. Oats also more prominent than at the first try. Well-bodied, viscous. Still a bit unidimensional, but I like it definitely better, now. I somehow missed some complexity, especially in the nose.
kiwianer (2462) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is great, the body black. It smells roasty, coffe-alcoholic, intenisve aromatic. The taste is aromatic, malty, darkmalty-roasty, creamy, bit smoked, hoppy, coffee-special. 14/12/12/12/12/12
Bamsen78 (1038) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours cloudy very dark brown with stable tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Sweetish, malty flavour with notes of roast, dark chocolate and caramel. Sweetish aftertaste. Good.
deanso (3287) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from a friend, shared.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of coffee and some bitterness.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home. Black coloured with a huge brown head. Lovely roasted chocolate coffee malted aroma. Creamy full palate. FInish is strong bitter malted roasted coffee bitter hinted with a long bitter hoppy noted. Nice.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, black licorice, roasted coffee, touch of vanilla and dark fruits.
T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, roasted bitter coffee, black licorice, molasses, earthy hops, some vanilla, hint of dark fruits.
M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted and sweet finish.
D - Nice american porter. Good complexity and balance.
zenkis (300) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the beginning there is rich, intense aroma of aromatic hopping plus roasted and sweet malt notes. Later it becomes more sugary, more roasted, chocolate tones comes out more intense, some alcohol too. Pours black with brown medium head, minimal lacing. Taste is dominant roast bitter, then sweet malt profile, medium strong, spicy mouthfeel. Above medium body, silky texture, long, medium dry roast bitter finish. Interesting balance between silky and robust, like both at the same time. Interesting. Maybe only minus is roast overrun of other aspects. First brew which changed aroma three times, weird.
Davros (1515) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows complex roast with roasted coffee notes and a little chocolate, bready and nutty malt. Tempting.
Rich flavours. Heavy roasted malt, liquorice, roasted coffee, smooth booze.
Smooth body and carbonation.
gam (2697) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large tan head a thick pouring porter very dark medium carbonation aromas smokey note cocoa chocolate some vanilla rich coffee bean the flavours cocoa chocolate a smooth smokey touch roasted coffee oily touch to the porter molasses medium bitter burnt caramel really strong tasting rich porter the finish rewarding tastes best of them chocolate coffee burnt malt big bitter finish a palate pleaser
berntholer (220) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thick mocha head that disappears slowly with good lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of smoked malt, chocolate, earthy, nutty and coffee notes. very soft well balanced mouthfeel. taste of coffee, liquorice, light bitter aftertaste with some liquorice lingering. very full of flavour and soft carbonation. nice one. 33 cl @ baden baden
Koelschtrinker (8615) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Süßlicher, wenig röstmalziger Antrunk. Weich, süffig. Die Malzigkeit steigert sich und beinhaltet sowohl schokoladige als auch erdige Noten. Angenehme Intensität, das Porter ist fast schon zu süfig. Hopfige Kaffeenoten, die besonders im Nachgeschmack den Ton angeben. 12/11/13/13/12/12