TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from PD. Deep brown-black pour with a persistent, creamy beige head leaving heavy lace. Nose is lightly roasty and spicy. Medium body, creamy carbonation. Then it starts to go awry. An opening tartness and spiciness surprised the heck out of me. None of the traditional sweetness of a BP and only a bit of licorice. Some chocolate, toffee and dark roast accompany. Finish is shortish and fairly dry. At 7.8%, this is more of a FES. Second mediocre beer Iíve had from Uncommon, will give them a miss for a while.
deanso (6722) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl can shared with and courtesy of Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Some liquorice but not overpowering. Very nice
after4ever (6733) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16-oz can. Pours black with a towering sudsy light tan head. Light licorice nose. Sticky watery body...kinda flat. Overwhelmed by sweet licoricey anise on the mid palate. Flat and out of balance.
bytemesis (4749) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Can. Pours clear deep brown to black with a large brown head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is very today, coffee, tobacco, ashtray. Flavor is the same plus anise, lightly sweet, light to medium bitter, light ashy astringence. Interesting, but a bit too anise and cigarette butty for me. BlackIPA where are you?
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Erzbierschof - very dark brown with huge lasting beige head. Aroma is dark roasted malt with hints of lemony freshness. Taste is roasted malts with traces of coffee and dark chocolate. Has an old fashioned flavor. Some sweetness combine well with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is hidden. Some more bitterness is missing. Top fermented.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall awesome porter deep in the beer tasting second to last so it wasnt easy but i really enjoyed it
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, but quickly-receding tan head. The aroma picked up dry-roasted black, molasses, and lesser chocolate malts with faint detergent and rye alcohol notes around.. just OK. The flavor stepped it up a notch.. dry, burnt black malts and molasses at the core with tangy malts, a bit of spice, and licorice on the edges.. finished spritzy with a lot of carbonation and semi-sweet, burnt malts. Medium-bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. filling mouthfeel, but not big-bodied.. OK overall.
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head that disappears quickly. The aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, mild anise. The flavor is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, anise with a mild earthy note. Medium bodied.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours midnight black with a tan head. Herbal spicey notes with a strong shot of anise. Residual sweetness somewhat cloying. Note a metalic aftertaste but barely noticable. Overall, very good.
Marsiblursi (3063) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Pours dark brown to black with a creamy, light brown head. The aroma holds chocolate, dark/dried sticky fruits, dark berries and liquorice. Undertones of hops and dark bread. A whisper of bloody meat and metal. The flavour near medium sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic with notes of cocoa, chocolate, liquorice, dark/dried fruits, grassy/earthy hops and metal. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and light tart with a light carbonation. Mild roasted and tiny hoppy finish. Medium bodied.