Desverger (7970) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark brown verging black coloured pour. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits. Decent.
rick_91709 (364) - USA - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Inky black with an enormous tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and something sweet. Very creamy. Bitter coffee flavor. Pretty good. Would drink again.
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maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a near black color with a moderate frothy light brown head on there. Nose is a mixture of dark fruits, roasting, and licorice. Taste is definitely roast and just a bit sour. OK, but not my favorite.
wheresthepath (2097) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black with a tan head. Good strong chocolate aroma. The chocolate is less strong on tasting but still the main flavour. There’s some light roastiness, some sweet cola and- yes- a little liquorice (fortunately not too much). Generally sweetish with some dryness at the end. It’s fine, if a little underwhelming.
jandd1983 (3787) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The taste was of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some earthy. Nice.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of chocolate and caramel with notes of plums, vanilla and a trace amount of licorice. There is barely any noticeable hops in either aroma or taste.
Noticeably complex from the first sip. Light chocolate and caramel without the bitterness of roasted barley makes this distinguishable from a stout. Licorice, vanilla, and some slight alcohol noticed in the finish. The many flavors are not distinct, but combine into a great tasting, enjoyable porter with complexity and balance.
Alphadelic (2144) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was hesitant going in, about the anise and licorice additions but was pleasantly surprised by their relaxed presence. Definitely a complimentary flavor to the beer rather than the star. The beer itself is robust and meaty with a nice, roasty bitterness in the finish, a light and puffy texture and hints of not-too-much sweetness appearing throughout.
Strykzone (6631) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Almost black with amber. Roasty but something else in the aroma. Flavor is chocolate and roasty but also has a lot of hops. West coast fruit. This is almost black IPA but with more rich malts. Good, actually.
jackafholmes (1000) - - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from hop hideout, sheffield. pitch black small tan head. Aroma reeks of liquorice, also has treacle and tar. Taste is liquorice/treacle sweetness and roasty malts bitterness. Slight prickle and oily body. Excellent stuff. Think I’ll pick up more baltic from now on, although this does get a bit sickly after the first half.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 13 Oct 2012. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Really nice aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt and liquorice. Sadly the initial flavours were far too sweet for my liking; the chocolate became saccharine syrup, with sweet coffee and only a very small amount of bitterness coming through. Mouth feel was fairly full. Finish was far better, the burnt malt built up and balanced out the sweetness.