glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with brown, medium head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste is lots of licorice; almost salty. Hints of coffee and roasted malt. At 82 IBUs, it is balanced very well with a bitter finish. Very enjoyable.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich and malty drink - lots of roasted espresso bean notes with a moderate bitter licorice presence. Had a lot of earthy accents with some berry and root. Drink is almost entirely dominated by the roasted coffee presence, which is nice, giving it a strong Porter essence. High ABV well hidden in the body. Very full bodied, well composed drink.