jamestulloch (4516) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2018
Bottle from Vino Wines. Black body with a thick beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, rusted metal and a hint of smoke. Flavour of prunes, rum-soaked raisins and coffee. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Very nice indeed - rich and complex. Gangstergafje (1412) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2018
15-03-2018; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their March 2018 discovery box).
The looks of the beer are very nice. Perfect even. The beer is very dark. It approaches black, but a nice ruby red glow can be seen. Nice! On top of the beer a nice layer of soft brown foam is formed. Foam retention is average. Only a minimal drape is left after some time. The beer looks just the way a Porter should. Very envying.
The smell of the beer is lovely. It is just what I needed. Lovely. There are some lovely malty aromas. They give some nice sweet touches, but also some of them lovely dark and robust roast aromas. I smell loads of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and roasted barley, with a slightly savoury toast touch. Some hints of caramel and toffee are also present. Hops aren't clearly present. Most of the smell is filled with some amazing rich malt aromas. But, maybe some earthy touches are there. Nice smelling beer, superb smelling beer even.
The taste of the beer is just as good...it's also quite perfect. There are some amazing malt flavours...they give some nice sweets, but also lovely bitter roast, bittersweet chocolate, bitter and slightly sour coffee and there is a slight hint of red fruity and vanilla...although chocolate and coffee are strongest. Hops give some nice biter notes, adding to the bitters of the malts. Yeast mainly gives a nice creamy sensation. The beer is in absolute perfect balance. Lovely.
The palate of the beer is lovely. The body of the beer is full and it is a rich beer. Yet, the texture remains creamy and soft. Carbonation is low. This results in a very gentle and soft beer. Nice. The finish of the beer is lovely. There are some amazing chocolate and coffee falloffs, that linger on for nice long amount of time, inviting you to take another sip. Lovely. I really like this beer. It is flavourful, aromatic and has a great palate. Defiantly worth a Top 50 ranking. lello4ever (1324) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2018 Bell'aspetto nero con schiuma sottile beige. Aroma tostato, di olive. Al palato malto tostato, caffè, liquirizia. Nota leggermente secca, buona e avvolgente. MatChar (145) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2018 Tap. Apperance: dark brown with redish light, low to medium foam with low retention, low to medium carbonation. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, red confit fruits. Taste: marches smell, good aromatic profile but not mind-blowing, low to medium sugar, medium feel and drinkability, rather tin texture. Overall: well executed high ABV porter but a bit thin. GregMooreNH (499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Pours black with medium, foamy head. Aroma is caramel and oddly floral hints. Taste is sweet caramel and light chocolate, opening an oatmeal and citrus flavor. Finish is smooth chocolate. A very tasty porter.
mgajdaczewa (2401) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Piękny aromat zacnej kawuny, czekolady deserowej, bardzo apetycznie. W smaku półpełno, kawowo, czekoladowo, lekko kwaskowo, co nieco drażni. Większa gładkość, wyeliminowanie kwaskowości i byłby perfect. Luneylane (295) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - DEC 18, 2017
A bottle from Jason's near NCCU. Aroma dark chocolate. Appearance: cola, no real head. Palate: medium-bodied and creamy, soft carbonation, long and complex finish. Taste: medium sweet and bitter, well balanced. Roasted notes at the end. Oh yes, another good brew. ansalon (4327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Taste is chocolatey and roasted with vanilla and caramel notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. hrabren (2047) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2017 0.33 l bottle brought by Višnja 666 and Pilot Goran from Oslo. Thanks! Dark brown, small off-white head. Roasty, ash. wood, light coffee. Beautiful roasty and light fruity, great balance. Smooth, medium body, moderate finish. Very nice. kraddel (9566) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2017
Sampled at Billies craftbeerfest 2017. Thnx for sharing, everyone ! Don't mind my visual info to much, as lighting was really terrible. Pours black, not much head. Smell is creamy, coffee, roasty. Semi-high intensity. Taste is sharp, bitter, roasted , coffee. Bit bitter. Not bad.