sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit and caramel. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, light liquorice, chocolate, fudge. Lore (2733) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2014
fantastic appearance of almost black coloured beer and huge, creamy dark brown head;aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, hints of ash and minimal alcohol; taste of heavy roasted coffee, some chocolate,woody notes, hints of vanilla and liqueur - a bit too dominant roastedness, otherwise perfect porter hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2014
It pours black with a dark brown head. Minimal lacing is produced. There is a deep chocolate aroma with coffee. There is a sweet smell evident as well. There is a complex mixture of coffee and chocolate flavors. zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting a at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Pours brown to black with a huge brown head, aroma of honey, cognac, chocolate and coffee, flavor is slightly sour, coffee, chocolate, cognac, oatmeal, medium bodied. GenDV138 (7277) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
16.9 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. 8% ABV. Black with two fingers of tan head. Decent lacing. Aromas of big roast, dark chocolate, maybe a bit of tobacco, some lactose/sugary note. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, a bit of vanilla, a slight bit of tobacco. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Well masked alcohol for 8%.
slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"whoa! some band for your buck in what i had thought was an overpriced porter. one of the best i;ve had, though, imperial or not. intense roast in the nose and flavor...dry, bitter coffee, chocolate, a hint of smoke and hops. awesome brew!" Christos (5741) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
(Mikkeller Porter) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a big snifter, ABV 8%
Pitch black colour on the body, dark brown head, tall and very thick. Fantastic retention, heavy lacing on the glass.
Great aroma, with roasted malts, light alcohol -stronger after a swirl of the glass-, vanilla.
Taste has also plenty of dark roasted malts, ash, coal, light alcohol, coffee, less vanilla but still there on the background, light acidity. Mildly bitter on the aftertaste.
Full body, almost able to chew it, soft carbonation, numbing on the palate.
Overall a fantastic porter. alkolas510 (1402) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum. Doftar rostad malt, kaffe och mörk choklad. Samma i smaken och ganska fyllig men endå tråkig mateuszk (2670) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with beige head. In aroma black malts, some rastiness, chocolate. In flavour little roastiness, chocolate, medium bitter finish. Nice one. MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Amazing beer. Complex taste, of roasted malt, coffee and dark cacao. Has a pleasent crisp and the same boozy depth that barrel aged beers often have, although it hasn’t been aged as far as I know. Very good.