altonbrownd (5405) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can with Jan-Hein in Tokyo. Nice black body with medium tan head. Nose is malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar of dark chocolate, malts, some caramel and spices. Quite a nice kick to it.
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml can at the inlaws. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, a bit burnt, some chlorine or chlorinated water and some minerals. Taste is very creamy, cocoa, dry chocolate, minerals with a finish with minerals and cocoa. Nice one
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can – 99 Bottles – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice Dark malt aroma and flavor. Very little hops this was a Malt bomb. Very biscuit in flavor forward. Dry malt finish. Not bad to drink. Some light flavors of vanilla and caramel come out.
jookos (5215) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can@rööperifest. Black, foamy tan head. Roasty nose, dry espresso, pretty good portery aroma. Light med bodied, some sweets. Dark malty, woody. Rather nice.
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ushi-Tora, Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo. A light-brown, creamy head tops this black beer. Espresso and chocolate aroma. Meaty flavours combining with roast. Smooth as velvet and quite full-bodied. Excellent.
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one, and Lee for his masterful can-opening skills. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is some smoke, malt, earth, and some band-aid. Flavor is similar with lingering smoke in the finish. Light to medium bodied and ok.
mansquito (5096) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, New York can ($4): Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate malt, roast, and a fair amount of hops. Beer is slightly sweet with chocolate being the primary flavor. This leaves some sugary aftertaste, but is overall rather palatable. A good porter.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Eric for this can. Served in a tulip.
Pours black with a huge tan head and quite a bit of nice, streaky lacing as it falls down the glass. Eventually this settles into a thin cap that looks nice around the edges of the beer. The nose is pretty plain and is disappointing after viewing this thing. There is some mild roast there and maybe an undercurrent of chocolate, though that might be stretching it a bit. The flavor involves some mild roast and a touch of dark chocolate. The body is medium and it has an off-putting dry, roasty finish. An okay beer, but not something I would seek out again. Thanks again for the gift, Eric.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 01-24-2011
Cybercat (4983) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a luscious opaque sable brown with a thick, fairly persistent, fluffy, fine-bubbled pale tan head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Aroma is smoky with an overtone of quality roast coffee and hints of molasses and chocolate. Flavor has tones of semi-sweet chocolate, fine coffee and molasses with hints of wood smoke and licorice. There is also a bit of a metallic tang, possibly from being in a can. Texture is smooth, oily, a little thick, with just a bit of a fizz.
mkel07 (4978) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black as a moonless night with a big thick light brown head. Roasted malt flavour with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Lighter in the mouth than expected but very good.