Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found in a can. Pours a deep black color with a tall, dense tan creamy head. Aroma has a very sweet nose to it, light floral notes mixed with a strong chocolate, light licorice and some modest roasted notes at the finish. The flavor starts off with a strong black licorice flavor and moves into a light chocolate sweetness. Some very light earthy hops are present with a light roast finish that evens out some of the sweetness from earlier in the tasting. Alcohol is pretty strong and comes through with light heat after the beer goes down. Body is light/modest with very small fine carbonation that accentuates the alcohol. Overall the brew is good. My one problem with it was the alcohol really comes through and I think part of it is the fine alcohol and black licorice. These two really seem to have made it pop. Not a fan of licorice but the anise flavor in this brew was much more subdue than I would of expected after reading the above description.
Yorker (1678) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl can @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, spices, dark fruits, anis, and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malt, anis, and liquorice.
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours pitch black with a light tan head that quiockly disappears. initial aromas have some german whaeat charactistics some banana phenols. These fade somewhat. Also a little alcohol heat in the nose. Flavour is rich, but in my view the roasted malt do not play well with the star amise. Dry finish which lingers.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can with Carla from Lovejoy. Pours dark brown/black with almost no foam. Smells lightly sweet and bitter of dark roast. Tastes roasty, earthy with hints of star anise, alcohol and coffee.
Beer5000 (5126) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Schouskjelleren. Practically black body with a nice, dense tan head. Strong aroma of dark roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet, dark, roasted malt, chocolate, liquorices and fruit. Moderate bitterness. Fine body and sweet malty aftertaste. Sweet and nice.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a light toasty finish.
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught@erzbierschof - black beer with a little yet persistent beige foam and a beautiful lacework; aroma of pralines and black chocolate, walnuts; low carbonation and full-bodied; some sweetnessand almost no bitterness; feels strangely plastic-like on the tongue; moderately long chocolatey and vanilla finish
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@Kitsch, Nice spicy porter with a perfect creamy head. Iím so glad to find this on tap in Spain. Really addictive saisonal beer.
SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the best Porters I have ever had. Lots of CO2 throughout. Had it in the can. Was awesome.
gunnfryd (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dust, malt, coffee, hop, licorice. nice beer.