johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow this was nice. Black with a small head. Chocolate and coffee were present but didnít take over, So easy to drink -you cant believe that its in double figures strength wise. One not to be missed,
Holmen1 (4893) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske delt med Odd Gunnar og Johnne pŚ Cafe Viking, mai-13: denne gjorde susen! Masser av god og overbevisende portersmak. Sśrdeles balansert og en fryd for ganen. Kompleks, samksrik sŚ det holder og fremdeles glir den friksjonsfritt over ganen. Nydelig.
Arve_Christian (4844) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color , good foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, leather, malt & dried fruit. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, well balanced . Very enjoyable
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sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured virtually black with a small beige ring. Aroma of sweet vanilla and roast malt. Full body, flavour is heavy creme Brule, deep roasted malt, coffee grinds.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ygtbsm94 shared at Anchorage Dec í14 Tasting: Poured a dark brown with red edges and thin head. Aroma was veggie, malt, and chocolate. Taste was chocolate, malts, and boozy/stickiness.
_angst_ (4556) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours pitch black with a dark chocolate brown head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, butterscotch hard candy, burnt cookies, resin and toffee. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, bitter chocolate, charred wood, resin, roasted nuts, burnt cookies and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is soft, smooth, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted nuts and charred wood.
Garrold (4353) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Nearly black. Espresso top coloured, thin, tight, lasting head. Light coffee. Liquorice. Cocoa powder. Some granary bread. Taste is dark chocolate sweet. Some hazelnut paste. After that, loads of well done bread bitterness. Thick, oily, chocolate palate. Fudgy sweetness on the finish, soon followed by a big, charred bitterness. A beer of two halves. Stupid easy to drink.
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC 2013. Pours pitch black with a great brown lacing head.Aroma is roasted malty sweet ashy acidy. Flavor is heavily roasted malty velvety sweet fruity and nicely bitter.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark brown, thin tan ring. Stale cardboard nose, faint oats and sugar with strawberry hints. Flavor is fresher, more sugar, chocolate, cardboard comes through in end. Too old, profile canít alleviate.
DiarmaidBHK (4240) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours black and viscous with an j ch of brown foam. A bit of roasted malt on the nose. Lots of raisin and licorice on the tongue. Itís got some alcohol burn on the finish. Solid for style.