tderoeck (8529) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 9/VIII/13 - 50cl BOTTLE @ De Hopduvel - BB: 25/IV/13 (that’s about just in time, in my books) (2013-703) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep brown beer, irregular creamy small beige to brown head, bit adhesive, little stable. Aroma: lots of acaramel, alcohol, mocha, bit smoky, bit of dried fruits, cocoa powder, little dusty, coffee powder. MF: soft carbon, full body, bit oily texture. Taste: surprisingly sourish start, lots of coffee, cocoa powder, some caramel, sour red berries. Aftertaste: caramel, coffee, some citrus, hints of vanilla and some smoke, cooca powder, more coffee, dry hop bitterness and burnt toast in the end.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, retired Danish brew, thx alot to KingCecil!, complex dry Porter, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, very balanced, hazy, small head, very good and smooth brew, ’This sample aged very well!’
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2010. From bottle. Dark roasted malt, hops, chocolate and caramel aromas. Color is very dark brown to almost black. Thick sugary flavors with some licorice showing through on the finish.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I must have had a bad bottle because this Porter didn;t wow me like it wowed others. In fact, I thought it was average at best as far as beer goes, and below average for a porter. The pour is nice dark brown (I matched it against some coal I have and it certainly failed to be jet black) with a brown head. The aroma was weak chocolate, weak coffee, and noticeable alcohol (a no-no in a 7.5% beer). Flavour is all over the place, a little coffee, a little chocolate, a little licorice, and a little vanilla, but nothing stood out as being supreme.
PhillyCraft (6441) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ancient review, had this backlogged gem with Annie and Dad in August of 2010. Poured pitch black with medium sized beige head. Aromas were caramel, smoke, brown sugar, dark chocolate, honey and creamy malt. Flavor was most of the same with dark fruit and chocolate roast coming out. Body was medium to full. One of the best.
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (which has crossed the Atlantic twice), shared @Bruces. It pours dark brown with a medium tan head. The nose is earth, roasted malt, caramel, toast, bubblegum, faint smoke and coffee. The taste is soft, roasty, smooth, ashy, salted caramel, toast, touch of oxidation, umami aspect, cocoa powder and earth with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well balanced and very drinkable indeed. Great stuff.
Humlenik (31) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and roasty malt. Also some hops is hiding in there and is most easily recognized just after pouring.
Appearance: Dark brown/black color with a beautiful frothy, tanned head, which I’d wish lasted just a bit longer to enjoy :-)
Taste: medium to heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, and a little salty. I don’t think it’s going too sweet in spite of it’s weighty sweetness.
Palate: medium body, something in-between slick and thick. Average carbonation and a short bitter but long, salty and chocolate-like finish. Nice!
A delicate beer to enjoy on it’s own or with some dessert like chocolate or ice cream.
Vestergaard (1893) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a tan head and pretty thick lacing. Smells pretty fresh and bitter with coffee and hoppy bitterness. A hidden dark chocolate as well. Taste is great; Chocolaty malts, burned sugar, roasted coffee and again this bitterness from the hops.. I think i will pick one for aging, since the thickness in the palate would suit some aging pretty well. Good stuff!
jackl (7166) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Cheers to Paul for bringing this along. The pour’s deep brown with no head whatsoever. The aroma’s of sweet raisin, some chocolate. Fruit & nut bar. Some spicy yule log, cocoa. Rich, rustic nose. The taste is very rich cocoa, umami and hints of marmite, roasted coffee. A bit of earthy bitter chocolate. Just a hint of oxidization. Medium body, supple and smooth. Overall, pretty damn excellent stuff.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Puddintane. Think it’s from 09/2007? Pours viscous black with no head. Light brown lacing. Small aroma of mostly just roasted malts, a little coffee and chocolate. Taste is somewhat oxidized dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Good amount of brown sugar. Probably better when fresh.