Brewed by White Dog Brewery
Style: Porter
Rocchetta di Guiglia (MO), Italy


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A dark mahogany ale with relaxed and mellowed tastes of coffee and chocolate with some hints of licorice, all thanks to the diverse toasted malts used.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2009
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, coffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20081004]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Poyrs dark brown with a fully gone head. Roasted malty and smooth chocolate malty aroma. Smooth roasted malty flavour with a nice bitterness and acidity. Lingering dry chocolate malt too. Smooth finish with a mild vanilla and chocolate smoothness. Nice and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt, also lending it a bit of acidity. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and roasted bread. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2009
Cask at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of caramel. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and caramel with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of KnutAlbert. Pours a cloudy, opaque dark brown with a rough, light brown head. Sweetish aroma of hard roasted malt, vanilla and fruit. Medium body, sweetish hard roasted malt and a whiff of salt licorice. Light malt bitterness in the finish. A decent if also somewhat unclean Porter. 021108

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23037) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2009
Cask at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fast disappearing tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweet fruity roasted malty coffee flavor with some weak hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish roasted malty coffee finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle at the brewery courtesy of Steve, shared with SHIG. Dark ruby brown color, big tan head, great lacing. Aroma of subtle cocoa, coffee, vanilla. Taste has chocolate, cocoa, vanilla with a smoke edge and medium body. Good character and complexity. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
Hand pump at Salone della Birra Artigianale e di Qualità 2008, Milan

Black color; big frothy head. Some roasted malt aroma, paper. It has a well balanced flavor of caramel and chocolate and light roasted malt; fresh and refreshing. More balanced than the barrel version.

Cask gravity at Salone della Birra Artigianale e di Qualità 2008, Milan
It has been aged 2 weeks in a chestnut wooden barrel

Cloudy dark brown color, no head. Some aroma, of glue, a bit alcoholic. Being without carbonation it can release a good chocolate flavor; there is some yeast too; but at the end it has some astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Medium head with nice duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, licorice and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2009
Cask at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a flat, dark brown beer almost without head. Burnt and roasted nose with dried fruits. Roasted and burnt flavor too, quite coffee-ish, with some notes of dms. Flat, medium full, dry mouthfeel. The finish is bitter of the roasted kind. I might not sound very enthusiastic about this one, but it was actually quite nice. (090517)

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