frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly dark brown head settles to a thick, creamy film over an equally impressively dark and dense inky black/brown body. Looks and smells luscious. Aroma is powerful in sweetness and alcohol. Rich chocolate syrup, thick cookie-like malt, green-wood smokiness and hints of dark fruit drowned in a potent punch of Malibu rum. Thick on the palate, soothing on the throat, ending with a slight chalkiness. Wonderful full flavor, intensely chocolatey but not overly sweet... and the alcohol is not as overbearing as I’d expected by the nose. A pleasant burnt bitterness of well-roasted malt reveals in the finish, and the finish lasts a long time. As my glass slowly empties, I detect a slight taste of pencil shavings but that’s really the only thing that detracts from a simply incredible beer. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Cellared for about 2 years, purchased at West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago, IL.
martin00sr (3070) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, beige head. Aroma has licorice, coffee, cocoa-like boozy notes. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, almost chewie. Coffee, licorice and chocolate. Sweet with licorice bitterness and smooth, warming alcohol. 3 years past BBD but still (I guess) with all the flavours intact. Very nice. Thanks MiP.
Bamsen78 (5168) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of roast and chocolate, with roasty notes and touches of yeast. Bitter and roasty flavour with notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice and touches of hops and malt. Lingering, roasty, coffeelike aftertaste with notes of hops. Well-balanced and delicious. Fantastic. A splendid BP! 3 years past the BBD and still going strong!
TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Although a dark brown and very dense foam located close to the top of the thick coal-black porter. It hangs fat on the inside of the glass and reminiscent of an oily substance. The aroma is coffee and licorice, while the taste varies over dark bitter chocolate, lots of strong coffee and English licorice. It is a sovereign delicious porter.
Beerandhockey8 (370) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 22oz bottle to English pint. Pour is a black with minimal head. Nose is roasted malt, raisin, other fruits, light chocolate, coffee. Taste is medium bodied, mostly sour with hints of sweetness from the sugar. Finishes very crisp with a strong finish. Awesome porter
Erzengel (8172) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweetish-Malty beginning. Intense malty with a very sticky sweetish body. Hints of sourness, intense sweetish with roasty coffee-like aroma. Sweetish-malty aftertaste, fresh but sticky, intense. Nice!
Camons (10879) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is malty, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, dates, figs, some alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry roasted finish. 100210
slowrunner77 (10741) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Wish list brew from john. Loved the frosted and surprisingly choppy aroma. Licorice, chocolate, smoke...lots going on, and all very good. But not Wow good, so methinks 64th is a bit on the high side.
teddybeer (3577) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a tan head with short duration, medium lacing. Aroma with coffee notes, black chocolate, some ashes and roasted mals. Flavor is mild bittery with roasted and toasted malts, black coffee and chocolate, some licorice notes. LIght bitterness in the final with a slightly dry mouthfeel.
Homer321 (4442) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mcbackus. Nose is boozy and chocolate. Pour is almost flat. Taste is also boozy and chocolate. Very sweet. A little warming. Nice.
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to mcbackus. Bottle roughly 2006 vintage. Deep dark brown, opaque. Sweet, boozy, milk chocolate, roast. More sweet, malty, smooth, boozy, milk chocolate and roasty.