EdButterfield (41) - Dronfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2017 CH-303 (2358) - Fribourg, - JUN 30, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Slight dark tan head.
Aroma: Good coffee, dark malt. Roasted
Taste: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark malt. Slight vanilla. Nice.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 330 ml, £2.89
Info: 24/6-2017, BB: 31/1-2018
Keg @ The Clarendon, Leamington Spa. Amazing strength of dark chocolate on the nose, a little too cold in the mouth (but that's the pub's problem), a deep and rich finish with chocolate, roasted coffee and some notes of dark forest fruit. Medium body means that it's a touch thin on the mouthfeel, but the taste more than makes up for it. A truly fine beer, recommended to all. Icedwarf (1804) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2017
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is bitter en krachtig met duidelijk koffie, bittere chocolade en ietwat vanille en rook. Erg goede smaak balans. blueruin (182) - - JUL 17, 2017
Good depth - pours a nice opaque dark, minimal head. Aroma is strong vanilla. Good mouthfeel and nice toasted/warming vanilla in the mouth. Solid. mr_h (5941) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2017
330ml bottle at home on 2/3 Jul 2017, from Good Spirits Company, West Nile Street, Glasgow, coffee, vanilla aroma, very dark brown near black with a thin rapidly disappearing head, earthy, roast, coffee, vanilla, oily, dry bitter finish. colui72 (1098) - HONG KONG - JUL 2, 2017
Dark brown with a large and not lasting brown head. Some spotty lacing. Strong aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and vanilla. Smooth on the lips, tastes of ground coffee beans and vanilla, with dark chocolate, plums, smoke, herbal hops. Medium bodied, oily feel, softly carbonated, long finish and lingering after taste. Not too bitter, rather sweet with some tart notes, very tasty and distinctive porter.
tiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2017
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com. BBE 30/12/??. Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Nice aroma of vanilla, coffee, roasty malts, chocolate, mocha, espresso and cocoa. Taste is sweetish, slightly roasty and ashy with loads of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, cocoa and hints of herbal hops. Finish is sweetish and smooth with some roastiness, loads of vanilla, cocoa and chocolate. A bit of a vanilla overdose. redders1974 (1625) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Dark brown with tan head great initial aroma. Taste milk chocolate latte alcohol evident rich mouthfeel touch of roasty ash in the finish. 77ships (11036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2017
Thank you! Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black, little tanned head. Nose is mellow molasses, sweet sugar, cheap milk chocolate, chewing gum and lactose. Taste is basic cheap chocolate, chocolate chewing gum mocha, lactose,... Basic sweet milk chocolate body. Cheap chocolate forward but decent. CraftBeerNick (2808) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2017
Tap at Hoppy Loft, Brussels, 7th June 17. Pours rich and black, slight tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Taste is quality coffee, nice vanilla essence, dark chocolate, complex, slick mouth feel. Good.