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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.5
Nisse666 (8100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle at Porterfestivalen cons 2017-11-18 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt
AP: dark brown, wee sand brown head
F: roasted malt, dark chocolate

4.1
PabloZab (1718) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle 0.5l. Almost black colour. Beige long head with good lacing. Aroma is rich of notes like dark fruits, chocolate, cherry in chocolate, roast, the oxidation notes ares much noticeable and very nice. Beer is dry at the beginning with chocolate, coffee notes, medium, roast bitterness and delicate fruity-sweet finish and also subtle sour in aftertatse. Medium to full body, a little bit sticky in the mouth, smooth, soft carbonated. Nice RIS with quite big influence of dark fruits and vintage notes.

4.2
lello4ever (1204) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2017
Nera con schiuma beige sottile. bel aroma di malto tostato, caffe. bevuta ottima si avverte molto caffe cioccolato amaro, malto tostato, prugna, dark fruits, fichi, oliva, liquirizia. discreto retrogusto amaro. corpo medio, scorrevole e alcol non impegnativo. ottima imperial

3.8
danjs5 (329) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours an inky black with red tinge and thin head. Sweet scents of sultanas, figs, fruit cake, treacle, coffee, anniseed, chocolate and brandy. Sweet roasted malts upfront, smooth syrupy texture with tar, rum and rasin aftermath. Pine and sultana fruit flavours in the background. Good bitterness throughout and peaking at the end. Plenty of esters. A good winter warmer.

4.5
GuideDogSaint (1767) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 11, 2017
Sample from a 500ml bottle at True Bearing Alehouse, Xiamen. Pours red black with a thin off white head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate with some vanilla. Intense finish.

4
explosivedog (1676) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2017
500ml bottle, 2014 release. Pours dark with noticeable carbonation and no head. Plums, figs, chocolate, little coffee, sweet orange marmalade, treacle. Medium body with quite heavy carbonation for the style. Very nice.

4.2
Bule (2274) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2017
2014 Release. Pours a black color with a bit of head. Nice mild toffee flavor and rich maltiness. Some dank hops to go with it.

3.8
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2017
A terrific stout. Quite sweet tons of vanilla with a slight coconut edge. Quite a lot of chocolate with some bananas in there as well. Alcahol comes through but is a mix between a stout and a porter.

3.8
wrlangin (237) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2016
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is toasted malt and maybe some bitter chocolate. Flavours are robust roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and coffee. Medium body. This beer is somewhere between an imperial porter and imperial stout. Ok by me either way. It's delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - OCT 29, 2016
9%ABV. Porter.

Poured our black. 40ºSRM.

Nose is lightly plastic with cling wrap. There is a clean light fresh smoke that is reminiscent of cold coffee and cold brew. The nose at the end as it comes up to temperature has some nice umami depth to it, suggesting soy sauce.

Mouthfeel is heavy beery and almost soapy. Palate is black bread, dates,

Alcoholic all through the palate. Hops are noble and bitter. Burnt twigs, charcoal. The middle of the palate has some brief fruity flavors suggesting dates and plum preserves.

The finish is long and a little sticky with fruity, umami flavors lingering. Not unpleasant at all, especially if you’re a pipe smoker.

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