reviled (13) - Auckland, - JAN 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Galbraiths, the last keg. Pours black with an off white head. Really nice fruit and citrus aroma’s which blend well with subtle notes of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is silky with a smooth bitterness which lingers on the tounge. Hints of choc and roast malt in the finish.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @ 10th Shrewsbury Beer Share, Dec 15, courtesy of Paolo. Pours very dark brown with beige head. Aroma is heavy malts and chocolate. Taste is full-on malts with chocolate, roast and hoppy hints. Very flavoursome. Loved it.
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with marginal tan head. While I dislike the term black IPA (black and pale?), this is the best of both worlds for me (love IPAs) and my fiancee (loves stouts and porters). Drinkable hop-forward dark beer with malt and coffee note. Aroma is a little weak though.
tfredvik (1323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Close to black body with a rather small, tan head that laces the glass pretty well. Malt-driven and strong aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, chocolate sauce and coffee, with light hops and fruits in the back. The strong flavour is also very on the malty side, the hops are only noticeable through a moderate+ bitter taste and a vague fruity background and hints of pine. The dark roasted malt with distinct notes of coffee is in the foreground. It’s a mid-bodied and dry beer with very soft carbonation. A nice hoppy porter, a too malty BIPA.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]
raoul_duke (148) - - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 Oz bottle. Huge head. Not a bad pour results in a giant head. Smells fine, nothing really of note. Brown sugar I suppose. Flavor isn’t that good. Perhaps this is a skunky bottle. Lots of carbonation, weird flavor. Don’t think I’ll get this again
Frode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark brown, tan head. Heavy malty, roasted, caramel and chocolate. Medium sweet. Roasted, dry light bitter finish.
nilsas (2129) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6%, Når@18.04.2015
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with lively carbonation. Lots of roast and a bit of coffee in the aroma, but the taste was way more bitter and hop forward. More spritzy than expecting with a "porter" or bipa. Still fun beer that isn't easily defined.
Simonsen (803) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske i gave fra espr0r. Svart farge, moderat karbonert. Beige skumrand. Smaker kaffe, brent malt,gjær,tobakk og lakris. En god porter med fylde
The_Osprey (2919) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, 6%, BB April 2016. Black, small foamy light brown head, light lacing. Aroma is hoppy with pine cleaner, lime oil, fruity coffee. Body is medium, rounded, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Nice mouthfeel. Taste is burnt and ashy tobacco, floral, salty, fruity hoppiness suggesting something like nectarine. My kind of beer. Lots of flavour for a 6 percenter, good mouthfeel. Quite a low average but good recent ratings. Maybe a good batch?
jackafholmes (601) - - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. pitch black with nice creamy head that lasts. Aroma is tobacco smoke and coffee and liquorice and blackcurrent on the nose. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly bitter. Nice oily body and mild carbonation. Nice beer.