DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep rich smell of roast coffee, dark brown, ruby at the sides, small cappuccino head. Fine coffee flavour, dark chocolate, treacle, brazil nuts, liquorice. Full bodied,complex, very well balanced, bitter and bold. Great!
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The apearance is dark brown, red tinge, sligtht translucence. The aroma is sweet, brown sugar, chocolate. The flavor is the same as the aroma, but more roasty. Medium in body. Pine hop bitterness on the finish, some residual sweetness as well. Medium in body. Decent.
Lukaduke (3089) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Pro Pig. Pours a deep brown umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of roasty malts and burnt chocolate. Sweet molasses, caramel, fig and a pretty thin body. Decent but nothing to special.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Very deep brown pour with a khaki ring of head. Rich yet soft aroma- some licorice notes and light vanilla under a predominantly chocolaty malt nose. Creamy body (all of his beers have a nice palate) Rich flavor but smooth- fudgey, only mildly roasted with a soft fruitiness from the yeast that meshes with the nice chocolty malt presence- light vanilla as well. A rich yet cohesive & easy drinker.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Mondiale 09. Very dark brown, creamy dark head. Oily roast aroma. Great taste - soft mouthfeel, slightly syrupy, Acidic and smooth. Very easy to drink for this style. Excellent.
Quevillon (2966) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bu en fut à Vices et Versa (12 oz). Brune cola foncée, petit collet avec de la denteille beige. Arome de café malté avec des notes de cassonade et un peu de cacao. Goût cochon de malte choco-cafiné, quelque fruits rouges mures et un peu sucré.
garthicus (2916) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500ml) at Volo, shared with Blankboy & GregClow. Appearance: Ruby red/brown with a small brown head. Aroma: Alcohol with a slight sour lemon notes, somewhat nutty. As it warms it becomes peaty and smoky. Flavour: Slight sour, malt, peat and chocolate. Very nice. Another great Hopfenstark number!
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in colour with a thin beige coloured head, no lacing. The aroma was sweet with some light chocolate, very faint hops, some burnt malts. The flavour is sweet and incredibly smooth, some coffee, roasted malts, very light alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium/light carbonation. Finishes long, dry with some hops.
A good porter, very light alcohol in the flavour but it never becomes a distraction, good balance.
Bottle at Mondial 2008, Montreal, Quebec.
Sampled on May 30, 2008.
BREWMUSKCLES (2611) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
watery and light body with low carbonation. a bit of nut and sweetness in some Colombian coffee flavor. no hint of alcohol. I really did not get anything else out of this one.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy, brown-red tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, figs, earth. Flavor is chocolate, hazelnut, creamy mocha, vanilla, smoked, woody. Finish is alcohol warmth, a dash of salt. Lingering sweet chocolate. Thick body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Solid.