Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle: Huge pour ... pure blackness with a massive bodied foam comforter of tan on top. The aroma is full of sweet chocolate and cream. With a silky mouthfeel, this drinks with a well rounded but not overwhelming blend of dark chocolate, mocha and whipped cream. I could seriously drink this for breakfast ... I think it is outstanding. (#3257, 12/20/2007) RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
This beer is pretty cool. It has a fairly sweet taste of roast and chocolate upfront. It sort of peters off, then all of a sudden there is a huge dark coffee resurgence that lingers. It’s really good. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Batch 78 brewed 5-07. Right out of the bull pen this one froths up like a rabid Angus with a permahead. Finally reducing this brew has a fluffy canopy that lingers. The color is very dark and masculine for a Porter. Aromas are mild with Belgian offerings, a defined roast, and leather. Full nectar with ample carbonation. The texture is expansive on the palate and has a very soft overall feel. This is a big, roasted porter with a true classic souring component. It’s dry as a bone and has a moderate hop profile that bitters promptly with a slightly aggressive disposition. Flavors of heavily roasted coffee bean, cocoa, tar, leather, and earth. The finish is bittered better than average and leaves a nice classic soured leather twig. Overall: this is a dense, mouthwatering Porter true to style. nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2008
16.9oz bottle. Pours a deep chocolate black with a lively fuzzy head. The price is ruggedly high on these beers in the US, but this is certainly worth trying. Sort of an off aroma reminiscent of Caribbean stouts. The body and mouthfeel on this beer is awesome. Drinkable, while maintaining complexity and alcohol. One of the best Porters out there. Cybercat (5833) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Aroma is rich and smoky, strongly of roast coffee with a hint of chocolate. It pours a very dark sable, nearly black, with a thick, fine-bubbled, cinnamon-tan head. Mouth-filling flavor is very smoky with tones of chocolate and coffee and just a whisper of sweetness. There is a hint of molasses as well. Texture is thick, oily and smooth, and leaves a tingle as it goes down.
Rune1986 (13) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2009
6,5 % prosent brown almost black. with a brown head and a cloudy liquid.
Caramel, roasty, chocolate, coffee, smoked powerful aroma.
medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2012
2009 Vintage 50 cl. bottle shared @ New Years Eve @ friend’s house – courtesy of me – purchased @ Alvinne – chilled on the balcony instead of the fridge – served in wine glasses: pours a black to extremely dark brown (lovely colour) with a serious big coffee head – smells very thick, dark chocolate malts, sweet, touch milk chocolate, thick dark fruits, hint molasses, roasted malts & dark bread – taste-wise everyone immediately proclaimed this a smoked beer, I understand where they are coming from, the roast on this one goes definitely into smoked categories especially compared with their Norwegian Wood, thick chocolate malts, love thickness & darkness of the malts of this one, almost dark bread like, lots of mellow chocolate, smoked/roasted malts, touch smoked juniper, dark fruits & hint of maple, somewhat sweet in a non-sugary & non-syrup way – serious malt-based body, this certainly doesn’t feel like a 6 % beer, medium to soft carb, nice one cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Nice black pour with booming brown head. Interesting aromas come off the top, yeasty and almost citrus zests scents coupled with the toasted chocolate aromas and a distant hopppy pine quality. Nice body with a diverse flavor spectrum, evolving from wheaty and fruity notes to deep toasted espresso notes to a lingering hop bitterness. Great brew. CH-303 (2240) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2008
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. OK amount of tan head. Batch 143.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Smoke. Hint of cherry?
Taste: Dark malt. Smoke, coffee. Roasted. Very nice.
Info: 500ml bottle, 7/9-2008 yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Stunning appearance - deep black, opaque, huge tan brown head that molds into a distinct shape and retains well, like meringue on pie.
Aroma has a slight chemical slant, and no this isn’t my glassware. There’s a sharp lime, chemical-like aroma with faint roastiness in the background.
Palate has a sour brown, roasted malt flavor with a lime hop tang towards the end. Reminds me of some beers that go overboard with brown sugar and it has a burnt sugar taste.
A little thinner bodied than expected for a porter, and finish has the sour flavor again but is less appealing once the other flavors disappear from the forefront.