monkeychugg55 (929) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with an over-carbonated, rocky light tan head. Thick lacing. the aroma is very porter-like. Mostly roasted malt, with some crystal in there as well. Unnoticeable yeast, and might have a touch of earthy hops. I assume this has been sitting for a while. Flavor is similar, and well balanced. Nice palate, too. Will try to re-rate a fresher one.
chimpgibbon (365) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Spit/Fire. Creamy and dark - too dark in the bar to see true colour! Spiced- up hop and malts, a wee dunt of choccy coffee which gives a nice friendly Chinese burn after it’s got your confidence. From there on we were friends, and by the end I was nestled into its velvet nether regions whispering something about love at first taste. A contender.
Scottishchris (301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Pitch black, lovely creamy crema head. Charcoal, coffee, bitter chocolate nose. More chocolate and coffee, sweetly smooth light bitterness. Damn fine BIPA.
k0mpsa (1459) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, fruity, hoppy and coffee. Roasty and hoppy taste, coffee, balanced.
pricey290483 (582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not for me this beer very dark in colour alot of coffee in the aroma and the taste wouldn’t have it again.
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost black, small tan head. Aroma : chocolate, spice, some coffee, fruits. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.
berlinoise2go (640) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Black colour. Small light beige head leaving scattered lacing. Aroma of soy sauce, roasted grain, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly watery palate. Mostly dry taste with salty licorice, balanced by discreetly sweet roasted malt. Pronounced bitterness in the finish.
GuideDogSaint (617) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops and chocolate. Dry bitter sweet finish. Nice.
ClubGonzo (4374) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is leather, grains, chocolate, grass and hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is chocolate, grains, leather, grass, herbs and hints of coffee and mild citrus. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. A pleasant enough BIPA firmly planted on the stout-ish side of the spectrum. Enjoyable, but not amazing.
anstei (120) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours quite dark, but not extremely. Prototypical porter nose and taste. Good, but not outstanding.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Badge-Whore Bowl (OSU vs AL) tasting on 01/01/2015. Pours black with a medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and a touch of fruit. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.