Bill Becker (2056) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 15, 2017 tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 bottle, purchased 4/08 and consumed om 2/28/09
Poured from a bottle into a small hotel room water glass.
Hard to get a head to appear, but eventually got a small and extremely densely bubbled head. Very tan head with an espresso body showing hints of burgundy.
Smells most strongly of chocolate and dark fruits, not as nutty as i’d expect.
Taste is complex, ,slight nuttiness, quite chocolaty, but strong flavors of dark fruits. tastes almost like a quad with a British yeast. Not as overwhelmingly roasty as expected, this is a very unique imp porter and quite drinkable for it being 10%.
Alcohol is well hidden, and just a very well crafted beer.
From May 2008
I bought this bottle from South Bay Drugs & Liquor. Thanks Joey!
I opened the gold foiled and capped 750ml bottle and found a very dark brown brew with some reddish highlights. The head is a good 2 fingers deep and is off white in colour. Very good head retention and some very nice sticky lacing.
After taking a few whiffs, I can smell a lot of dark chocolate and dark fruit and a bit of coffee. It smells nice and inviting.
Hmm..first sip and boy this is a complex tasting brew for sure. I'd say the dark chocolate dominates my taste buds right out of the gate but there's more to this one. I get notes of plum, toffee, coffee, some vanilla, and a wee bit of alcohol is sneaking through. Ok, more than a wee bit but this is a pretty substantial brew both taste wise and alcohol wise.
The body is thickish bordering on syrupy, the carbonation is lightish, and it finishes with a pleasant bitterness both from the chocolate and the coffee influences. Nice brew for sure but I'm not going to be able to finish the whole bottle at 1 sitting. And...I just happen to have a cork that fits it perfectly. ;^0 I'll sip some more tomorrow. _angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle courtesy of hackobock. Hazy blakish dark brown pour with a frothy pale mocha head. Dusty toasted malty nose. Raisins & prunes. Leather, port & wood. Sweet, sl bitter & malty. Thick round mouth. Cardboard all over. I’m sure this was great at its height but now it’s just too old. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
December 28, 2016. Bottle, received in a trade, thanks!
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Black with a minimal frothy tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, roasted, fruity and oxidized with toffee, dark berries, dried fruits, some licorice, vinous.
Taste is sweet, malty, vinous, roasted and bitter. Medium bodied, average but thin finish, soft carbobation. Finish is vinous, some sweet toffee, dried fruits, slightly thin, bitter roastiness.
Bottle 2007 vintage. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is sweet vinous dark fruits malty. Flavor is a bit flat roasted malty bitter dark fruits cork cardboard odd. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle, tasting 161228. Black beer with a decent beige head. Chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, vanilla notes. Chocolate flavor, licorice, tar notes, vinous, some caramel. A bit over the top.
AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
A: Deep dark brown coloured with a thin light brown lacing N: Coffee, plum, cherry, light liqourice root T: Plum, liqourice, bad coffee O: Past its prime and surprisingly light... Hoprider (799) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Pours dark brown with a beige head N: Dusty vintage bookstore roasted malt. Slight Tootsie Roll.T: semi sweet semi dusty roast. Long aftertaste. Same as taste pretty much. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, sweet liqurice, soya and coffee. A flavor of coffee, soya, sweet liqurice, prunes and roasted malt.djd07 (16465) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, mocha. Medium mouth, sweet roasted malt, cocoa, nice booze finish, very nice. JHeath99 (1680) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Opened in 2015, so that probably influenced the aroma and taste. Caramel, dark fruit, some vinegar.