Arve_Christian (5208) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. Roasted aromas, leather, licorice, malt, hops, light pine. Full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness, good balance. Very enjoyable TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
330ml bottle, 2013 vintage.
Pours really dark brown, almost black, with a brown head.
Compact, roasted, hoppy aroma, coffee, licorice, spruce, citrus peel, tobacco, caramel, leather.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, roasted taste, coffee, licorice, hops, caramel, spruce, ashes, dark chocolate, tar, earth.
Long, dry finish, well balanced. (2014-10-24) harrisoni (19006) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Earl of Essex drunk on a train. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate sponge cake and spicy slightly alcoholic aroma. Rather good I thought. Simple. Chocolate. Light cocoa chocolate. Then some heat on the finish. Simple and doesn’t keep the heat out of the finish. Simple plain strong chocolate sponge porter. But fine. Erasmus_ro (3130) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, BBE 31/12/15. Pours a dark brown, black with a fairly large, dark latte colored head. Aroma is strong liquorice, some salty liquorice, light ethanol, medium roast. Taste is strong liquorice, quite roasted, lightly smoky, light chocolate, more in the aftertaste. Some citrusy hoppiness. Medium with medium carbonation. Enjoyable, more balanced than I make it sound. It’s not a liquorice bomb by any means. Has that nice, tangy mix of roast, smoke and citrus(?) that great imperial stouts/porters usually have. Stuu666 (14205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark brown, nose is dark fruit, chocolate, taste is chocolate, coffee, liquorice.
AshtonMcCobb (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle and beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank, thanks to BenH again I think.
Appearance - opaque brown/black with a thin crema head.
Nose - booze, tannins and fruitcake.
Taste - booze & tannins again. There’s a finish that is reminiscent of burnt raisins and liquorice.
Palate - medium to full bodied, big tangy and boozy texture and a reasonably balanced finish.
Overall - another beast of a porter/stout from BenH. Interesting and enjoyable. jamestulloch (4214) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Dark brown body with a thin tan head. Light lacing. Aroma of wood, chocolate, malt, sugar, earth and espresso. Flavour of biscuit, earth, raisin, caramel and yeast. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Rich and boozy. Nice. allmyvinyl (10841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at MAD tasting, cheers BenH! Pours deep, dark brown, tan head. Rich dark aromas, dried fruit, dark chocolate, some coffee and liquorice. Taste is more of the same. Oily mouthfeel, long finish. Good. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks! Pours almost black and has a great nose on it. Sweet dark roast with layers of nuts, caramel, espresso, and a slight oxidized note that is very appealing. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is a tasty complex brew. Glad I got to try it. jesperhammer (4826) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
17-JUL-2014, bottle @Erik, from Systembolaget.
Dark, dark Brown with red hue and lasting, lacing, tan head.
Roast, coconut aroma. Taset the same. Lactic? At least there is gun powder, and then coffee and coco powder.
Bitter and roasted finish. Fine porter.