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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2009
Colore nero,molto profondo con schiuma cremosa e aderente.Aroma di malto tostato e legno di botte,piacevole direi.In bocca è molto alcoolica e secca con note di cacao.Buona.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12134) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Cask @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours deep brownish black with a small, creamy film head. Aroma is powerful, lots of dark chocolate, some coffee, light black currants and well roasted. Low carbonation, very pleasant and smooth mouthfeel. Sweet at first, then some hard roasted malts, lots of dark chocolate and some light dry coffee. Super, lingering roasted dryness in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21653) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2196) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 27, 2008
Draught at "Salone della Birra Artigianale 2008" - Milan.
Intense black and much impenetrable color with creamy and adherent head. Alcoholicy and braced scent of wood, cask, burnt malt, ash. Much solid taste, dry ground, with notes of liqueur, bitter cacao and with decided alcoholic impact. Optimal persistence and resistance in the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeR (61) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2008
50 cl bottle. Impenetrable jet black color, with a compact, creamy, tan head (not a lot but very attractive). Quite strong bitter chocolate and coffee aroma, with a trail of alcohol and a roasted malt background. The aroma is nicely persistent and matches very well with the toasted and malty bitterness which dominate the taste. Hint of liquorice and lightly carbonated. Alcoholic warmth in the end. Medium-full body. Well balaced, wonderful exemple of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40833) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 On tap at Bibo, Bologna. Very dark ale. Coffe, liquorice. Smooth, rich, grainy. Fennel and liquorice lingering, but it is fairly dry. This is a very good beer. Not an Imperial stout, but a very respectable quaffing porter. Not too heavy, not too thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5337) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2009
Tap @ København Ølfestival 2009. Aroma is quite good with roasted malts, black currant, some coffee and chocolate. Black coloured beer wa small head. The taste is sweet, has some roasted malts, chocolate, fruitiness and coffee. Really nice. Bit english. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to the brewer Steve: Poured a reddish brown with a huge tan color head that left nice lace around the glass. Aroma was thick of chocolate, licorice, and roasted malt. Taste was soft coffee, roasted malt, bakers chocolate, and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Bottle, 6.5%. Creamy, slightly coffeeish aroma. Almost black colour, seems unclear. The flavour is nicely sweet, good creamy notes, slightly roasted. The aftertaste has a faint hint of coffee. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation. 7 3 7 3 17

Handpump at KØ09. Almost black colour. Small tan head. Good roasted flavour, hint of smoke. 7 3 7 3 17

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