anstei (2748) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2016 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A typical roasted stout/porter of above average quality. Far from original, but very good
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose is roasted, burnt waffles, some roasted coffee beans, roasted woof, a bit of smoke. Taste has more roasted coffee beans than the aroma, adds some black chocolate, burnt toasts, roasted wood, raisin bread, leafy hops. Medium body with appropriate medium carbonation. Roasted enough to feel dry but so roasted that it develops annoying off-flavors. Basically this is a typical roasted non-fruity porter/stout, but this one has all its flavor elements well levelled and it makes for a really nice session black beer. I sat down at my table, slowly drank this beer while typing my rating on my notebook PC, and when I was done I was still sitting at the same table, so I guess it is true that having a Bad Attitude will get you nowhere.
Bottle from Drinks of the World. Dark and roasty, mostly coffee, intense. Has the depth and width I was hoping for. Feelings of booze, bitterness and roast appear on the tongue, but sometimes also hints of water. A good beer nonetheless. Nevalainen (861) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Cloudy dark, almost black, color. Aroma is smokey, chocolate. Taste is sweet with smokey notes, maybe some vanilla notes also. A good one. MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle, 8.15%. Salty liquorice aroma, late roasted barley bitterness. Almost black colour. Small stable creamy light brown head. The flavour starts off roasted with a mild coffee note and some rough roasted barley. It has a distinct metal note that I have a hard time forgiving. Iron and vitamin pill. Without the metal, it would have been nice enough. martin00sr (4519) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Good roasted aroma with light chocolate and hoppy notes. Cloudy, dark brown with light beige head. Chocolate and coffee flavour, with some light syrupy notes and alcohol showing through, even some licorice in the finish. Light to medium mouthfeel, still flavourful. Bamsen78 (5617) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle fra CH-303 - thank you, Asbjørn! Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt and coffee, with subtle hints of acetone. Roasty flavour with hoppy, malty and sourish, acetonelike notes and a good deal of coffee. Dusty and lactic hints. Roasty and slightly nutty aftertaste. Decent.
mircoas (330) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
33cl @ porter. Aroma e aspetto da migliorare ma ottimo gusto, sembra un po’ annacquata ma in realtà ne fa una birra molto beverina. Ottimo gusto. Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Smooth as all hell.. Lots of roast character... But never harsh, Aroma of chocolate but never seems like you’re in a chocolate factory and goes down way too smooth for 8 percent. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown near black with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, a touch of smoke and had a pleasant bitterness. Cunningham (8530) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2015
This beer had unfortunately a to light body and mild flavor for a beer with almost no carbonation. Could have been an ok porter with some carbonation.Cousin_Larry (895) - - OCT 10, 2015
Complete black with no head. Mostly cold coffee, mild roast and chocolate. To flat carbonation.
[Bottle from a trade with CH-303]
This has been a good day for beer. Another 4+ beer courtesy of The Malt Shoppe. Good sweet Imperial Porter.