Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bomber. Really nice nose. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, smoke, coffee, Twizzlers, molasses. Dark black opaque with thin tan head. Oily body with medium carbonation and warming. Starts and stays sweet with roasted barley, coffee, vanilla, and oak. Alcohol. Big bitter finish with lots of roasted and toasted notes. Big sweet after with smoke and tang.
JStax (3776) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a thick, pitch black with a brown head of foam. Aroma has notes of chocolate, raisin, fig, and blackcurrants. Tastes earthy and toasty. Thick, viscous mouth feel.
MrChopin (3726) - 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 (3726) - 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.
BuckeyeBoy (3610) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small brown head. Aroma of booze, sweet milk chocolate, ans roast malts. Taste much as the aroma with the chocolate, leading the way, a nice bitter end.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a black one. Yeah, really black actually and the nice lady who poured this to me gave it a medium sized brown top that looks like a million bucks. . The aroma has tones of ashtray and heavy roasted almost burned malts. Some lactose and a milky sweetness shines through with milk chocolate and more roasted things. Great taste also. No doubt that this has been in contact with wood, so much is clear, and itís not directly sweet but it has a milky chocolaty sweetness to it. Lots if roasted stuff going on here. Some nice sweet biscuits in the roasted finish. A really tasty one. 03.05.2013
_angst_ (3546) - 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.
Holmen1 (3543) - 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.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slutfest! Black, dark tan head. Smooth milk chocolate aroma. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee, hint of dark fruit lingering in the background. Rich and smooth, a very nice beer. One of the highlights of the day for me.
jesperhammer (3495) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
23-JUL-2013, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Black with dark brown, lasting head.
Roasted aroma with prunes and soy. Taste the same but better.
Sweet but with a touch of bitterness.
Full body and soft carbonation. Often Westbrook beers have been overcarbonated but this is wonderfull.