TheRealMGD (555) - 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 I’ve had from Uncommon, will give them a miss for a while.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Savor 2016. Dark ruby maroon color, beige head. Aroma has coffee with an edge of cocoa. Taste is fruity coffee. Tasty.
GenDV138 (5701) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 oz pour at SAVOR 2016’s Saturday session. Black with light tan head. Aromas of chocolate and cocoa. Tastes of chocolate, cocoa, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At SAVOR 2016. Poured a dark cloudy brown color with a creamy head. Aroma was dark fruits, chocolate notes, roasted malts. Some light herbal notes. Very light soy notes. Creamy.
AnG_BrgNor (479) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Aroma is malt, chocolate and licorice. The taste is way to much dominated by the anis, but roasted also present.
Florya (1696) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : tap Appearance : almost black with a small light brown head. Aroma : liquorice, coffee, coconut, dark syrup and chocolate. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.
astanford (36) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast, roasty, licorice, black, hazy, frothy, lightly bitter, lightly sour, salty, medium body, fizzy, thin feel, long finish,
Bule (1807) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hoffman's. Pours a black color with a bit of tan head. Chocolatey malt flavors and some hop bitterness that lingers.
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2nd midlands tasting. Black thin head. Aro a is dark fruits liquorice roast malts taste same ok sweetness light smokiness. Ok body. Decent.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth.
ramboraffe (1798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml can at brewdog Göteborg. Black with off white head. Chocolate, caramel, syrup sugar and tar. Like a regular porter. A little thin. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.