Mortlach (2490) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2017 Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for giving me this as an extra(!!). 500 ml bottle served in a CBS snifter.
A: Pours a solid black color with a brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and collar that leaves some nice sticky, soapy lace down the glass.
S: Roasted malts and coffee beans up front. Some light bakers chocolate and some toffee.
T: The taste is transcendent. Milk chocolate, nice roasted malts and some chocolate covered espresso beans all fill my mouth and run across my taste buds. Delicious vanilla sweetness with a light toffee richness to it. The finish is a little bitter bakers chocolate, a hint of burnt sugar and some light molasses as well.
M: Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Medium low carbonation with a nice combination of roast and sweet notes on the finish with just a hint of dryness. The drinkability is off the charts.
O: This is an incredibly decadent treat. Rich and creamy with great notes of roast, chocolate and espresso. This is the best porter money can buy. I will be seeking this out again, and very soon.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2012
750ml bottle shared by luttonm @Johnny’s Off License. Thank you Matt! Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma scura color cappuccino, molto persistente. Al naso straordinario tripudio di tostature, tavoletta di cioccolata artigianale fondente, gianduja, caffè. In bocca è perfettamente bilanciata, attacco dolce, cioccolatoso con finale caffettoso e amaro perfetto, molto lunga e persistente a dispetto della gradazione alcolica contenuta. Corpo pieno, lunghissima, cremosa, vellutata al palato, carbonazione media. Semplicemente accademica. L'Everest della birra. jc1762 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Growler into a wineglass showing pitch black center and a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose shows roasted coffee bean and notes of steel tank.
The palate is medium bodied and well carbonated. Roasted coffee bean with notes of steel tank. Moderate coffee bitterness on the finish. skrip (228) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
500ml bottled poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ black! with hardly any head.
S~ sooo much roasty coffee! a little sweetness, kind of like a milk stout followed by dark chocolate and some figs.
T~ Cocoa, roasty malts, and dark figs up front. followed by a crazy sweetness on the finish with a dark coffee aftertaste. wow! way more coffee on the nose though.
M~ oh so smooth! slightly carbonated, has more of a stout feel then a porter.
O~ absolutely delicious! most flavor i’ve ever experienced in a porter. this is the newest batch, i would love to try a bottle of last years! jrodooo5 (1705) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Perfect black pour w/ a retaining mocha head & excellent lacing. Aroma is exquisite but not really detectable & rather unusual. Taste is chocolate candy like with a coffee bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth & overall is a top notch beer! Must try! trapped (3484) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 24, 2017
Draught @ Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen - Chelsea. Opaque dark brown with foamy beige head, coffee beans aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet mocha-roasted malt taste with alcohol undertones, smooth and thickish body, long bitter mocha finish. Very very good, as expected.
DiarmaidBHK (5672) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Massive roasted chocolate malt notes on the nose. Lots of chocolate on the tongue. Very thick and luxiourius with a bit of hoppiness on the finish. Just a gorgeous gorgeous beer. williamstome (1961) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2017
Black pour, small brown head. Amazing aroma of coffee, roast, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Taste follows, very roasty. guil0000 (433) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Pours a dark black color with a nice mocha head. Nose of vanilla, chocolate malts, roasted coffee, woodyness, dark fruits, caramel malts. Taste is incredibly smooth, so creamy and thick. You get a lingering toastiness from the roasted malts. Full body. Finish is a bit dry. Extremely well made. GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey during the Hill Farmstead tap takeover on 4/1/2017. Not an April Fool’s Joke. Black with tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, caramel, dark chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark chocolate, roasty notes, coffee. Medium body with a dry finish. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2017
Lots of roast. And some coffee. Light caramel. Creamy consistency. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Better than shirly Mae like Shirly Temple. Nice. Tap at Churchkey.