Idiosynkrasie (8206) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2013
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Excellent dark malty aroma, herbal hoppy overtones, a touch of smoke. Taste is smoky dark malty, initially with subtle sweetness, later dry, hints of roast, mocha, herbal hoppy overtones. Rich, complex, superb. deanso (10277) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 30, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Some smoke and chocolate. A Nice brew. jmgreenuk (10364) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, smoke and dark chocolate. The flavour is rich medium bitter with bags of liqourice, roasted malt, chcolate and some alcohol inspired liqourice bitterness on the palate and in the finish. Another Brodies classic. kermis (14962) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle shared from Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast, fudge, toffee, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. tiong (7754) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
tommann (4026) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Pours pitch black with a foamy white head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, licorice, leather, ham, smoke, ash and hints of sweet chocolate. Taste is malty, roasty and slightly smoked with notes of licorice, ash, syrup and chocolate. Finish is malty, sweetish and sugary with notes of rye, licorice, hints of smoke and roastiness. Okay, a bit unbalanced smoked porter.
330ml bottle. Pours black with a medium head. Aroma is strong liquorice with a hint of smoke. Taste has lots of burnt coffee with liquorice on the aftertaste. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Bottled (from AbM). Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, ashes and caramel with some some floral notes as well. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, ashes and some mild floral and fruity notes. VastActiv (7749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is black with medium brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, grain, chocolate, sweetness, hops and roasted malts. olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
33 cl bottle.Habanero (4911) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013
Pours pitch black color with a huge, frothy beige head. Aroma has some dark berries, smoke notes, roasted malts, faint hops and chocolate. Velvety and creamy palate with lots of roasted malts, nice salty licorice and salmiac notes, dark milky chocolate and vanilla on the flavor, subtle dark berry notes and burnt cocoa on the background. Surprisingly complex and yet quite balanced brew. Very nice.
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a large, beige head, leaving a fair lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, lemon zest, a hint of smoke and piney notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and slightly bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft CO2. A delicious porter. ★★★★