jjsint (742) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle from Ocado. Dark chocolate brown with a significant mid-brown head. Heady aroma of liquorice, charcoal, molasses. The taste is sweet without being over the top, a chalky bitterness keeping the cloying nature at bay. This is really, really good. The alcohol is well hidden, and the balance is spot on.
Trappist1 (477) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head. Nose:bit fruity, fresh oak, wood, herbal, vanilla, sweet, complex nose, alcohol. Taste: a lot of oak, vanilla, bit smokey touch. Strong alcoholic finish. MF bit shirt lived, but round. Very slightly sour, bitter. Good porter.
Niall73 (1686) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle from Waitrose (Ocado). Pours a dark brown/black with a light tan head. Sweet creamy chocolate aroma, with wood, dark fruit, grass and light resin. Medium body, medium carbonation. There’s dark chocolate, dark fruits, light rum, light lemon, light coffee, orange, some booze... Fairly easy drinking actually. Pretty good.
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown, almost black beer with big creamy mocha colored head which lasts long. First aromas are strong with wood and vanilla. Later on there’s more usual porter aromas such as roasted malts and dark chocolate, and the oak stays in the background. Flavor has roasted malts, peat, bitterness, acidic covffee, dark chocolate, toasted rye bread crust and toasted caramelly sweetness. Palate is full and bitterly stingy with mild carbonation. Finishes with a medium bitterness leaving aftertastes of bourbon barrel wood and vanilla as well as roasted malts and light toasted caramel sweetness. I like the amount of oak here, it doesn’t override everything else. A nice enjoyable porter. A bit metallic when cold.
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at S:ta Clara, Stockholm. Pours cloudy nearly black with small tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, fruit and oak barrel. Sweetish, fruity and malty flavour, with notes of roast and hints of liquorice. Warming presence of alcohol, enhanced by the touches of whisky barrel. Roasty and sweetish aftertaste. Good.
jookos (2084) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, sb. Black with a tan top. Oaky vanilla, dried dark fruits, some salty licorice and engine oil in the aroma. Full bodied, sweety malts, but good saltyness and bitters for balance. Soft, nice. Oaky dark roasted. Herbal hops. Nice, delicius drink. A bit weak malty though.
suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, brown head. Nose is malts, roast, vanilla, oak, soy, sweetness. Flavour is roast, oak, more vanilla, slight sweetness, chocolate, soy sauce, notes of alcohol in the finish. Smooth, balanced palate.
Finn (4157) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33l. Gave fra harrisoni. Delt med Rune under avskjedsrating i H9 - 3 Des 13. Svart. Veldig høyt mokkafarget skum som varer i flere minutter - men blir helt borte. Litt lacing. God aroma av røstet malt. Fjærlett på smak. Sjokolade. Avslutter tørt. Farlig lett-drikkelig. Avslutter tørt. Thanks to harrisoni! Deltok med denne i Mass Online Tasting.
thirstyrabbit (1099) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2011). Dark body, tall tan head. Aroma has brandy, espresso, old books, oak... basically a rich person’s office. Taste has sweet coffee and dark chocolate with soft hints of red wine barrel in the finish. I don’t know how it tasted fresh but right now it’s delicious.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Hell Hunt. Dark brown color, huge cloudy beige head. Aroma has wood, light toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Flavor has wood, some cellary notes and alcohol. Touch of vanilla. Feels thin for this abv.