Cirrhosis (1230) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought the 1.5L "Hans Across the Water" version to my parents for Christmas, was a big hit with every one. Big bold dark brown body with large hard to control crown....the pour took forever. Aroma was mildish but descent, roasted malts with sweet coffee, hints of vanilla........or is the beer description screwing with my mind........man did I ever take piss poor notes on this beer. Seriously I’ll have written down five times is coffee, sweet, and roasted malts....I was sober to.....kids running around every where. I did truly enjoy this beer, wish I took better notes I trust my number though.
koshack (268) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piana drobna, beżowa, ładnie koronkuje.
W aromacie ciemne słody, lekko kwaskowe. Po ogrzaniu pojawia się lekki aromat wanilii. Jest też likierowa słodycz. Wyczuwalny alkohol.
W smaku wyraźna goryczka, paloność. Nuty kawowe i czekoladowe.
Wyraźne chmiele, ale dobrze się komponują.
W drugiej nucie wyraźne grzanie od alkoholu - trochę nieułożone.
Posmak pralinek, niezbyt słodkie.
Daje lekkie odczucie słone.
Karstenborg (374) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big light brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla and malt. Taste is sweet with notes of coffee and vanilla.
MrOrla (70) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Indslev/ugly duck. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and vanilla. dry, roasted, and woody finish.
Joakgust (984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, oats, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, oats, coffee, vanilla, herbs and spices. Very well balanced.
berntholer (1096) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
beige dense stable head leaves structured lacing. coffee colour. aroma is coffee, vanilla, quad esters, boozy. taste is alcohol, lactose, roasted malts, band-aid, campher with a long bitter aftertaste. dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation, alcoholwarmth. too boozy and weird taste. bottle 33cl / bbf mar-2016
Douberd (2699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Ugly Duck Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter) Bottle 330 ml, from a trade with humlelala, thanks! Served into a snifter ABV 10%
Black colour on the body with a full finger of thick, beige head, with very good retention. Medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma has tons of coffee, roasted malts, light vanilla, some alcohol after a deep sniff, some hops.
Really great taste, again lots of coffee, lots of roasted malts, alcohol present but without any burning, on the contrary compliments the beer, much more vanilla now.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation, smooth and creamy feeling on the palate.
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with slightly tan head with good duration and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, notes of coffee, black chocolate and licorice. Flavor is roasty, hints of vanilla and coconut with hints of burnt wood. Final is slightly bittery with black coffee notes.
stuj01 (23) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice Vanilla smell which make it promising. No foam. Short in taste. But quite ordinary and flat.
RuneStumo (2244) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
21.11.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Black colour with white head. Strong sweet aroma with vanilla, coffe, chocolate and dark malts. Very smooth and strong beer. Love the sweet malts. Very rich beer. Lots of nice flavours. Aftertaste is sweet malts with a very soft and nice vanilla touch. Moderate soft bitterness. Very nice beer!!
GlasgowTAD (165) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a tinge of brown. Practically no head on this beer. Aroma is malts and liquorice. Taste is vanilla, chocolate milkshake and slightly bitter. Well balanced and has a good body. Reminds me of a choco milkshake somewhat. 33cl bottle