kajser27 (1807) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 11, 2015
Very dark brown, somewhat hazy with some floaters, weak to medium strong tan creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel, (milky) chocolate, some herbal aroma, roasted malts. Taste is low to moderate sweet caramel, chocolate, toasted bread, bit of herbal notes, roasted malts. Dry, roasted bitter finish and moderate lasting roasty aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, medium carbonation. adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Very nice aroma of ashes, dry cocoa, a bit of hops and dark malts. It’s almost clear except the small pieces os yeast floating. It’s dark seal color, with big, steady tanned head. Great lacing. In taste there is a lot of hops, very dry coffee and cocoa. In the beginning there is a bit of sweetness in this beer, flower sweetness. But it immediately changes to very dry, dark tasted beer. A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Pleasant mouth feel, but it might have a little bit bigger body. bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2015
33cl bottle bb09/2016, Geers. Massive liquorice, arabica bean style, bitter chocolate. Drinks very laden and heavy like a doube espresso: condensed black malts going for a black hole approach towards mouthfeel. Likewise overly hopped with nice, but overintense dark berry, cassis, citrus, bitter dark malt, coffee bean and wood notes. - Obviously very well made, but a tad too abv heavy and by a PoMo design that appeals less to my taste buds’ needs to breathe in between the horror vacui onslaught of bitterness. "There is a hole in everything/that’s where the light gets in." Did not find the hole here. Reminds me of a denser Sierra Nevada Porter. PotjeBier (3351) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Had this right after I drainpoured De Molen’s Summer Porter. Slighty past BB date. Very dark color. Beige head, dense, small layer retention. Aroma’s: moderate sweetness, cassis/blackberries, roasted malts. Retronasal it’s soft sweet & roasted, berries. Flavor is light sweet, soft roast, cassis. Medium bodied. Velvetty mouthfeel, very fine carbonation. Strongly roasted finish, ash, moderate bitter. Muggus69 (2494) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector BB 12/15
Not much fanfare on opening, but pours a very attractive near-black body with an inch of firm beige head.
Good nose, surprisingly hoppy - woody, piney, earthy, dried leaves, touch of cooked citrus, with plenty of malty notes of dark chocolate, roast nuts, brown toffee, and sweet biscuits.
Smooth palate, nice slick, silky texture, reasonably low carbonation.
Palate delivers well - roasted nuts, biscuity, toasty malt, dark chocolate, rich toffees, hops not as prominent but still some earthy, spicy, leafy notes, and a firm bitterness. Smooth finish, doesn’t give away too much of that 7% abv.
Thoroughly enjoyable porter. Drinks well for its strength!
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
bottle sample, poured a dark brown cola colour with a tanned head. dark roasted malts, cacao, caramel, candy sweetness, raisins, bit of smoke, some bitterness in the back, quite nice ZodiacM (1190) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Een heerlijke porter, zacht van smaak, complex, zowel in smaak als in geur. De nasmaak is grassig en hoppig, terwijl je in eerste instantie gebrande mout, chocola en drop proeft. Jammie! MonsterMagnet (1455) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Nose: roast, liquorice, soy, light smoke, nuts. Taste: liquorice, mocha, raisins, leather, chocolate. Light-med sweet, moderate bitterness, medium body, velvet texture, soft carbonation, medium long chocolate coffee roast finish. Lovely! Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2015
Pours black with tan head. Aroma chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, coffee. Taste nice coffee bitter, some chocolate. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Bottle at Emelisse Restaurant. Pours black, dark dark brown with a little head. Smells like chocolate candy, candy syrup, little hoppy! Nice hoppy, coffee, very sweet, candy sugar. Too sweet.