tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Tap @ GBBF. Pours black with a tanned nice head leaving lace. Aroma is ashes, roasted, coffee and malty. Flavor is sweetish, creamy and as aroma. Finishes bitter, malty and roasted. joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee.
Roasted flavour of hops, caramel and coffee.
Roasted finish. yespr (48915) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan and creamy head. Aroma is dark chocolate malty and solid hoppy. Bitter, dark chocolate and solid hops fruity. Bone dry and bitter finish with a nice roasted malty flavour. EdKing (2664) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
GBBF 2011. Cask. Black with a thin brown head. Nose is deep rich coffee and chocolate. Taste matches the nose - rich and sweet chocolate and coffee. Some fruity hops in there too but still on the sweet side and nicely balanced. Quite light bodied in mouth and finish is coffee and some dryness on the tongue. harrisoni (19535) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
At GBBF 2011. Black beer with tight tan head looks in great condition. Ok some choc but quite a lot of hop too. Pretty intense in the mouth. Quite a tasty beer. Very good condition. Lovely smooth dark choc flavours. Really good stuff.
gristman (4) - USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
Seems other like the girth of this beer! Well....That’s it’s largest downfall. Either that or it needs to be renamed for style. This is an Imperial Porter (at least in flavor). If not, then it’s an overblown Porter. In regard to taste, it’s great, but not to style. Huge chocolate and roasted malt aromas with hints of cocoa and malted milk. Enormous body, almost lactose (milky) in viscosity. Big waves of chocolate, roast and some expresso mocha latte rittles through the palate. Hops are merely along for a ride. The finish is chewy and fleshy with hints of chocolate milk and roasted coffe beans. Quality beer, but not as a Porter alone. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Dark brown with a tan head and decent lace. Cocoa and coffee aromas with some bitter mocha. Bitter and fruity flavors with some soy and cocoa. Roasted malts and some diacetyl. Milky bitter finish with a creamy palate of cocoa.
Oakes (19384) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Draught, at the breweryBückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Near black. Very chocolatey character with light roast notes. Straightforward coffee/toast palate. Slightly oily. Hints of sweaty yeast notes. Off-dry finish.
Sampled draught at Amnesia Brewing, Portland3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Black, light head. Nose of rich malts, roasty coffee & nutty chocolate. The flavor is lightly astringent with some musky malts & creamy chocolate. Lightly sweet but a little too much black patent.
Dark brown/black color, only a small amount of light at the bottom of the glass. Big creamy brown head. Nice, robust chocolate malty and dry flavor, a little bitter and pasty on the tongue and in the finish. Good flavor overall... seems thick and robust, smoky and roasty.