ryecatcher (539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with an obscene head with annoyingly good retention (seriously... took way too long t subside so I could have a sip.. and I poured carefully). Nose is roast, coffee and cocoa. Mouth is much of the same. Palate isn’t very complex and dies rather quickly. Average.
Zymurgeist2 (735) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Opaque black with dark tan head. Lots of roast coffee with bright hop as well. Hops are fruity. Semi-dry finish.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark black-brown with very little head. Nose is dark stonefruits with toffee and some hoppy coffee. Taste is malty caramel coffee with some raisin hops. Really nice porter.
JanLaursen (2487) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Bottle, 33 cl. Dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is heavy on molasses and leathery, almost sweaty notes. Plus some roast. Flavor is definitely better. Sweeet licorice, coffee and roast are the components that makes up most of the flavor. Hops show up in the finish with cats piss, grapefruit and a lingering, medium bitter finish. Yet another dissapointment from Yeastie Boys.
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daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, light brown head. Aroma is loaded with roast, coffee and moasses. Molasses heavy flavor, some roast and a hoppy, slightly bitter finish.
Pdubyah (182) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I Think that there is a melange of things going on all of which add up to a sum of less than the parts.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle consumed at Monks Kettle. Pours pitch black with a huge tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a huge dark molasses and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Tastes more like a porter than a black IPA.
Rangi (493) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoyable beer. Nice almost black poor with a mocha head. Bit like a ipa porter combo that has a superb balance. Great notes of smooth chocolate and slight coffee raped up in toasty roast malts offering a earthy flavour that is awesome. The bitterness just adds another slight twist and where with other porters and stouts I haven’t enjoyed to much hops this combo works really well for me.
dgi (14) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a nice persistent head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and slightly hoppy notes. The taste is bitter and slightly sour. Some earhty, fruityband garlick/onion hoppy notes are appreciable after swallowing. The body is quite this and with a lively carbonation, unusual for porters.This is a complex beer, and i can quite see that they find challenging to define it. Interesting and original, i really enjoyed it.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: An excessively roasted, excessively carbonated porter/stout with a strong peppery hops character. Meh.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately 2 months after purchase
The look: Black body topped by an enormous beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is charcoal, phenolic, burnt cereals, peppery leafy/grassy hops. Taste is burnt cereals, charcoal, a far amount of hops that are so peppery that the beer almost feels spiced with ground black pepper. The spiciness of the hops is such that it overwhelms its bitterness and the beer doesn’t feel very bitter all. Mocha coffee with light notes of black chocolate. Very low sweetness sensation with the extreme roast bringing a certain dryness sensation. Carbonation is excessive and it is very hard to keep the beer in the mouth. There might be something in there but the absurdly excessive carbonation and the excessive roastiness pretty much hide everything this beer has to offer except for the strong hop peppery spiciness. Disappointhing, not sure why I picked that beer at the beer store, sometimes I can hear a beer say “Pick me! Pick me!”, but most of my time its only my nose saying that.