bunget (988) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown body, small chocolate head with poor retention, no lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked prunes, dried berries, wood notes, tobacco and leather. Taste of smoked prunes, dark chocolate, dried blueberries, licorice, woodsy and herbal. Complex but a bit harsh and boozy. Hopmaestro (1654) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2017
Aroma is chocolates and roasted malts with a light raisin touch. Taste is smooth coffee, light licorice and soy sauce. Light creamy and velvety in a way, and at the same time dark fruity. Low-medium carbonation. Excellent example of the style Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 Bottle, LCBO. BB 5 Oct 2018. 9.0% ABV. Pours extremely dark brown with rather modest light beige head. Chocolate fudge cake aroma and flavour with a bit of BP sourness reminiscent of black rye bread crust and red berries, but most of it is just fudge. Finishes with a bit of a licorice moment. Raisins soaked in liquor goodiness. Soft and smooth mouthfeel, very modest carbonation (would love a bit more), thick body. Maybe the slight cold is dumbing down this one for me but no worries since it was only sold as a 4-pack. Will get back to this! AndySnow (7646) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2017
How: Bottle.Quevillon (3096) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2017
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquroice, caramel, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, some chocolate.
355 ml bottle purchase at the LCBO at Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa) on January 3, 2017. Black, thin head. Aroma of dark chocolate and raisins, a bit of raw barley. Malty smoke chocolate taste, notes of sweet ripe fruit, nice barley bitterness. That label is right!
BeerInHeaven (450) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2017
dark cola brown pour with decent tan head. Earthy aroma. taste has hints of coffee and toasted malt. Semi-sweet but with some good bitter as well. Pleasant warming finish. Great beer! ozzatoadisback (173) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2017
Black or almost so. Thin tan head, decent persistence, some lacing. Quite intense aroma shows dark fruits, molasses and chocolate among a general ’sweet’ feel. Hints of roasted malts and coffee, but pretty much on the back. Taste is quite on the sweet side as the smell suggested, with a hint of slightly earthy bitterness showing up in the finish. Hint of roasted malts, coffee, molasses, dark fruits. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly creamy. Overall quite flavourful and enjoyable, but not too impressive. Roasted malts and coffee are on the low side but they kind of felt like not perfectly integrated. ajnepple (6625) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Black appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, light smoke, coffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of dark fruits. Similar flavor, rich, moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a lingering roasted, light smoky finish. Medium to full body. Slightly acidic and a little on the sweet side, but pretty nice overall. mkujon (103) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle at Baltic Porter Day 2017 - DobryZbeer Gliwice
Lots of intense choc on aroma. It’s got a touch of ash, roasted, big choc and some good harsh intense choc. I was expect much more from this beer. Quite nice, but not of tops john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2010 - Dark Brown / Black in colour. Very Malty; roasted malts, coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, toffee. Fruity; dark fruit, raisins. Hoppy; light hop bitterness. Vinous; port-like. Sweet roast coffee chocolate malty with a slightly sour fruit/hop edge. Very smooth. Lovely Stuff. Superb Porter! (2010-08)