dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle at Birra+ in roma thanks Massi! Pours dark brown and black when it settles in with a small brown head. The nose is vanilla big as life. Roasted malt coffee with some chocolate. Slightly metallic. Taste is mildly bitter with a good amount of sweet to balance and a tad salty. Big bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit flat but creamy and the bite from the bitter coffee taste makes up for it. Great beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2005 vintage @ Bir&Fud bottega. After almost 3 years of stalking, i can finally say: thanks a lot Mirko for giving me the opportunity to have one of my highest ISOs. Solid jet black color, big viscosity; spongy browny tall head. Very intense aroma of coffee, espresso, roasted malt, grain, milk chocolate, cocoa beans, carob. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, carob, just a hint of booze and a little bite of cherry, raisin (sherry alike somehow). medium to full body, hot chocolate liquid mouth feel. the bitter chocolate acts the major role in the finish giving both bitterness and sweetness. All of its components are perfectly balanced. no defects perceived, BTW I got neither hops nor herbal notes, maybe this is the only aspect lost in time. Honestly i have no clue about how good this beer was supposed to be in the 2005, or if the current batches are as good as the older ones. This bottle in in particular was still damned good, a masterpiece indeed. It remembered to me the Beer Geek as it was used to be some years ago. I’ve been picturing the moment i could have it for months, and on one snowy evening it just happened unexpectedly. that’s life brotha!
nygaard (10) - DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bedste Harboe øl ever! Det siger måske ikke meget, men der er virkelig noget over den her!
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ton of different smells and aromas come from this beer but somehow come together to make one of the best porters I’ve ever had. I picked up coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt, licorice, and a bit of a burnt char type taste. Put that all together and you have a big and smooth porter. Another beer I would pick up in a heartbeat and even with over a year of age on it, it still packs a hell of a punch.
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 8/21/11 from a capped 750mL bottle at Lush West Town. Pours a completely opaque, nearly black, oily dark brown with a thick light brown head that slowly recedes to a spot of lace with a decent collar that shows great retention. The nose is more coffee than anything else, but there are great notes of dark chocolate, a woody nuttiness, and other generally roasted aromas. The flavor is dry with the same woody and nutty note from the nose along with tons of coffee, dark chocolate, and general roasted notes. The body is medium plus with light carbonation and a super long roasted, coffee, and dark chocolate finish.
Cunningham (7551) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Can. Black colour with a beige head. Chocolate and dark malt nose. Solid sweet malty background with roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla flavour.
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Plovmand...for my 800 # rating..... It pours pits black with medium dark brown head..... the aroma of loaded with dark chocolate, roasted malts and sugar......The flavor is coffee, nuts, some smoke and chocolate....very nice :)
_angst_ (4778) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ 3 Små Rum on November 19. 2008 vintage. Pours deep black with a creamy mocha head. smell is sweet with roasted malts, cereal, bitter chocolate and some sweet liquorice candy. Taste is sweet and bitter with coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and some metal that disappears as the beer gets warmer. Finish is dry and slightly sweet with dark chocolate.
portableparty (2336) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours oily brown black with a tan tight soapy head that rests to a foamy collar and minimal lacing, film. Aroma is soy dark bitter chocolate and bitter malt.Taste is coco and soy with a good roasted malt taste and vanilla. Palate is full and creamy with a slick bitter dry finish. Awesome porter!
BeerViking (4563) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of treacle, touch of marmite and wine, faint coffee notes, more coffee and treacle on palate,plus oak and liquorice, rather syrupy texture,