hawthorne00 (3903) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle. Deep brown with tan head that’s soon a coat. Aroma is roasty with molasses, coffee, plain chocolate, some licorice. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Tastes pretty much as it smells with moderate sweetness from the dark sugars soon being overtaken by form bitterness, letting the roasted flavours gradually grip. Maybe a little much licorice for me but very good and enticing: sets its stall out rather than comes at you. Borup (14314) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 27, 2017
From tap at Taphouse. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, cofffee and with a dry bitter finish. planky84 (3214) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Pours black with a beige head. Licorice, coffee, sweet spice, burnt toast and toffee aroma. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, light smoke, licorice. Robust brew, light bitterness in the finish. Very good indeed. Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 19, 2017
Bottle at home. Black with a big off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruit and caramel, with notable CO2. Dryish roasted flavour with chocolate and licorice. kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 9, 2017
Black colored, small tan head, not too lasting. Aroma is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, some dark fruit, bit caramel, coffee. Taste is medium sweet malt, roasted mostly, dark chocolate, some coffee, dark fruit, bit caramel, medium roasty bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, creamy.
(bottle, from Anspach & Hobday brewery, London)
Tinaccio (326) - Milano, ITALY - APR 1, 2017
Keg at London Brew Market, Old Spitalfields Market, London, UK. Colour is dark brown whith a medium white/beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorice. Taste is caramel, coffee, roasted malt. Palate is medium sweet, medium bodied, oily feel texture. Roasted finish. Very good! AshtonMcCobb (6499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins.
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - dark chocolate, biscuit and nuts. An edge of molasses or toffee.
Taste - more dark chocolate and toffee. Light burnt bread.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish.
Overall - best from these guys so far. Towey1989 (2700) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Keg at Anspach & Hobday Brewery, Bermondsey. A deep brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, slight dark fruits, a little sourness, a hint of caramel and subtle nuttiness. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, sour dark fruits, some chocolate, cocoa, slight nuttiness, a little caramel, a hint of liquorice, wood and subtle vanilla. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, cocoa and nutty bitterness in the finish. A superb porter, rich truffle and cocoa malts, sour fruit and roasted nuttiness. Like a porter of old. Very enjoyable. MelvinKalksma (1510) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2017
Jyrsa (830) - - JAN 7, 2017
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, nuts, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a huge brown head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, nuts, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The moment you open the bottle, there is a light gush with even some yeast running out of it. Insanely huge head at first, that thankfully lies doen after a while. Super sweet start for its abv, with loads of chocolate and mocha. Perfect roasted finish with a dash of coffee.
Tap @ the brewery. Black with med brown head. Complex nose of coffee and chocolate. Creamy with coffee and chocolate in that order. Smooth palate and a very nice porter overall.