tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Courtesy of gnoff. Pours pitch black with a small creamy tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is coffee, roasted malty, a bit smokey, dark fruits and chocolate. Flavor is sweetish, roasted, coffee, a bit fruity, bitter and some lactic tones. Finishes roasted and coffee. INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle @ Bir&Fud Bottega.Solid black color; No reflex, no see-through. Beige too massive creamy head. strong liquorice aroma at first (not a good start) then not very intense coffee, chocolate, malt, herbs and just a little bit of lilquorice.. The taste is chocolate, coffee, much malt. The finish is bitter and sweet. This one is a very very good, enjoyable and well done porter/sout. The only issue is the name: "costa rica" puts your expectation of a strong coffee aroma and taste on the highest level. But it totally misses the goal IMO. thewolf (12756) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Roskilde.joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours opaque black with a big, creamy, beige head. Lovely duration. Aroma has lots of fresh coffee, a bit of roasted malts, soft peppery herbal notes. Chocolate sweetness. Wonderful coffee, really. Medium to high carbonation, nice full and soflty creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, sweet chocolate dominates, but also dry coffee, light chili pepper notes, liqourice and sweet caramel. A really well-balanced coffee porter.
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours light brown with a khaki head. The aroma is subdued with brown, chocolate, and light roasted malts. Hints of coffee. The flavor is very smoky with brown sugar, smoke, ham and a campfire finish. Dang, I would have bet this was a smoked beer. Pretty good stuff. Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
Colour is deep dark brown to black. Hazy. The head is beige and big, but disapears and stays as a thin layer for a while. The Aroma is dominated by roasty coffee and chocolate. The taste reflects the aromas with sweet and dark chocolate. Ends with medium bitternes along with a coffee.
A really good beer on a dark autumn night.
Meilby (11645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Draught @ Håndverkerstuene, OsloSkinnyviking (9674) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasty, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle. High creamy long loasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Dusty roasted malt earth coffee aroma. Lovely coffee choccolate creamy flavor. Very well balanced with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long smooth aftertaste. esp0r (2927) - NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at homefonefan (50752) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
Pours dark brown, black in glass, leaves a head that is massive but with large ugly bubbles. What a shame. Aroma of coffee, smoke, tar and what i like to call yeast esters from HB’s house yeast. I think i can find that same aroma from Hesjeøl, Norwegian Wood and Dobbel Dose at least. Taste has lots of actual coffee as expected, i also find coffe flavors from the roasted malts. Good malt body with nice amounts of sweetness. Also some tar and smoke. Nice oily feel that’s finished off with a nice coffee bitterness
Also a celebration of my rate nr #500
Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Unclear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dark dark roasted, smoke, tar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
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åntverkerstuen. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma coffee, spice, roasted malt and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, chocolate, coffee and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.