mcberko (10069) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL can, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and a touch of espresso. Flavour begins with espresso, licorice / anise and molasses, with the licorice becoming more pronounced midway through, while most of the flavours die on the finish, leaving a licorice-y trace. Medium complexity with a bit too much licorice for my liking. Enjoyable nevertheless.
CapFlu (4858) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(16oz can) Purchased at Hillside Liquor in Victoria, BC. Pours a thin, quick dissipating brown head atop a black body. Nose is rather mild, some cigarette among chocolate. Very smooth flavor, vanilla and tobacco leaves. No detection of ABV.
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jesperhammer (3619) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
26-DEC-2011, draft @Bishops Arms.
Black with rough beige head.
Lovely roasted, hoppy, and spicy.
Alcohol on the nose.
Taste is burnt and hoppy. Really nice drinking although a bit messy.
Leafs93 (1919) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the third day of Christmas 2011. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roastyness, caramel. Taste is sweet up front with a roasty finish.
thornecb (4926) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Cocoa and anise aromas. Thin with caramel and chocolate upfront turning to licorice in the medium-length finish.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Opaque black with a rough beige head. Tart or even sour aroma that pretty much overpowers the hard roast malt. Medium-bodied, hard roasted malt, slightly pruney with an ashy edge and again a distinct tartness. Hard roast malt bitterness in the finish. Quite rough - even without the infection. 251111
Slipstream (2252) - USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foamy dark pour, Sweet coffee porter with an astringent, metallic edge (from the can, maybe?) and a touch of honey. Lightly floral aroma. It is medium weight and more sweet than smoky or dry, with some cola and licorice in the mix. Nicely balanced, not heavy or oppressive. This could be a good choice for a session brew.
BroSpud (1894) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. Pours black with a tan head. Pretty tasty porter with notes of chocolate, coffee and licorice. A bit too expensive for what it is but pretty good overall.
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
can, an interesting one at that... dark brown beer with a big medium tan head that rises three fingers, nice retention... the aroma is light anise and chocolate, ok... the first sip is distracting with carbonation, licorice and anise as accents are a nice touch, a bit boring and too sweet but ok... great when mixed with Belgian Red
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer witha small beige head. Malty chocolate, cocoa aroma, hop notes, roasted. Chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa, malty, figs, vinous notes, hoppy, nicely balanced smooth beer with a nice cocoa finish.