jerohen (2351) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled. Opaque, brown head. Roasted malts in aroma, some chocolate and coffee. Bitter flavour with some sweetness, coffee notes become more obvious. Lasting bitter finish. Creamy texture. Alcohol remains unnoticed. Nice beer, but more easy drinking than obviously complex. Marko (6088) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle (batch no.262) shared with ozujsko, received in a trade with oh6gdx.Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Opaque black colour, cappuclino like tan head that went away slowly. The nose is almost all chicory with a hint of chocolate, and the taste isn’t far off; strong chicory, a weak note of chocolate, a touch of alcohol. Not extremely complex but still a nice porter.
500 ml bottle poured a nearly opaque blach with a brown tint and a small lastingtan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee and a hint of licorice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light vanilla and a hint of licorice with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish. jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Pours black with small light brown head. Red tinge when held up to light. Wonderful aroma of burnt caramel some smoke and chocolate. taste not quite as nice as the aroma but good nonetheless. no bitterness. Nice aftertaste with a dry texture and medium body. Very tasty indeed. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Poured a deep. dark mahogany color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt, roast, nuts, ashy smoke, and some anise. Taste of more chocolate, roasted malts, and some dried fruits, with a creamy mouthfeel.
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Glad to see this in NC. Pours a dark black (really dark for a porter) and shows a little light around the edges. The head is medium, tan, creamy. The aroma shows roasted coffee and chocolate immediately, sweet, light alcohol. Malt predominant. The hops don’t show until you taste it and then only barely. Tastes sweet, some molasses/brown sugar, roasted chocolate and coffee again, light light alcohol, some mild hop bitterness at the back of the mouth. Smooth roasted palate that finishes nicely. Excellent porter. aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
The color was a deep chocolate brown. The head was creamy, light beige, and laced a little. The aroma was alcohol, roasty, coffee, very malty, and some chocolate. The appearance and aroma reminded me of a stout. The flavor was sweet, coffee, and roast. There was a dry waxyness at the back of the mouth. The palate was smooth and slightly carbonated. The finish was warm and roasty. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
poured onto gueze/lambic glass. pours a dark black for a porter with high fluffy tan head. light mocha malty aroma. creamy full mouthfeel with mild finish. very smooth and good, milky with slight mocha finish. a good smooth porter, well balanced mouthfeel and well rounded, good stuff.... cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2007
pure black and tan head. smells of coffe and chocolate. I tasted nuts and bakers chocolate. Lovet it! best porter i ever had Fin (10907) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle Many thanks to Craig aka cgarvieuk for this bottle Poured black with nice beige head ’quite thick’. Aroma was a little nutty and with subtle coffee notes as well. Tasted quite indulgent with nutty flavours, complimented by a lovely rich smoothness, quite filling and done very well.