inbirraveritas (1562) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 8, 2009
0.5 l bottle.
Non-transparent dark brown/black colour, nice pale brown head (which quickly collapsed), soft carbonation.
Sweetish smell of roasted malt and chocolate.
The taste is sweetish and light-tar, body’s oily and light-sticky.
Flavour is bitter chocolate-liked with a touch of sweetness in the back.
The finish’s bittersweet and dry.
In opposite of the labels alcoholcontent, it’s easy drinkable.
SanfordBrewer (1572) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2009
(Br-btl bu-lbl w/ monk, Klosterbraurei Neuzelle GMBH, "eastern european porter")Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
bk, ^co2, no head.
dry §coffee T1, §sweet/malty T2, warm ^bitter T3, same thru.
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 Dyp svart farve med lite beige skum. Lukt av god frukt, malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smak av malt, karamell, sjokolade, frukt og kaffe. Cardinal. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 19, 2004
Near black in color with a hint of brown when hint of brown at the edges when held to the light. Large dense tan head the scads of lace. Heavy sweet roasted malt aromas along with some light grass. Sweet roasty start. Sweet lightly roasted middle. Sweet malt finish. While nothing complex, this is how I envision many of the dark rich brews of yore. Smooth and slightly oily on the palate. Alcohol not evident. Even in its simplicity, I enjoy this. After heavy lifting this would hit the spot. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Bottle: Roasty chocolate and light coffee aromas. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate up front with some fruit and sweet roasted coffee finish. A little sourness in the finish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle. Deep black color with a nice brown head. Very nice roasted malt aroma. Full bodied. Velvety texture. Rich malty flavors. Yummy. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2005
Jet black with creamy tan head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of raisin and fig, walnut, cocoa butter, soem floral hops and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts sweet and quite malty with a smoky and coffee undertone. A bit of a lactic twang and some fruity hints throughout. The finish is dry and earthy. The feel is smooth and a bit lush, quite drinkable. This is a solid porter which offers some good depth. Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
Very good looking beer - (very) dark with analmost brownish head that leaves a nice trace in the glass. Extreme maltyness and chocholate in the aroma, which doesn’t make quite as strong an impression in the taste. Slightly sweet and very full. Very long and pleasant aftertaste again with hints of chocolate.
Liked it a lot :) ALLOVATE (3002) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 Bottle, off-license in sunny Berlin, Germany. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2007
I decided to serve this one up at room temperature as it seemed right and also the fridge was full at our hostel. Choice was right. This poured a deepest, mirrored brown, almost black and opaque in the light. Head barely rose beyond a fingers width, lapsed back to a wafer and laced convincingly down the glass. Aroma was full and held in its midst the alcohol which was surprisingly evident. Deep, dark, chocolaty malts, molasses and burnt rubber, a little tree bark and just a hint of powdered smoke. Its sweet to the nose but balanced by that dark grittiness that plays also in the flavour. Palate is full, its not creamy or smooth but more frothy in mouthfeel and sweet, biscuity adding body. Aniseed, liquorice all-sorts, molasses, burnt malt and bitter/sweet chocolate build on the palate and play well at this temperature. Finish is as full as the palate and is warm with that alcohol. Long into the swallow it dwells, all malt and burnt grains with just a hint of residual sugars and smoke. This was a nice touch to the heat of the day, oddly. As the likes of Jamaican stouts being refreshing on that island this was wonderfully suited to the heat of this years summer in Europe. A lovely drop. (50cL, 30/04/07)
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, pepper, some spice and earthy hints. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, some bitter hints, elements of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is thick and malty. Finish is sweet. Nice!