jjgmd (2179) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2016
With Z over ribs, pours pitch black with a Java head. Nose is malt, black coffee and smoke ! Taste is smokey, with heavy malt, chocolate and espresso ! Finishes on the same heavy malty chocolate notes with a moderately long smoky ending . Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10 vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Draft and bottles over the years... can’t believe this rating isn’t in. Dark pour with some light head. Roasted, chocolate, smoke malt aromas. Flavors are dark, sweet, roasted and smoke tones. Kauge (1976) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. BB 27.06.2016. Pours dark brown with beige head. Good retention. Aroma’s smoky indeed but luckily not in a greasy ham kinda way but very mellow and mixes well with the chocolaty and caramelly sweet and cold coffee. Tastes pretty sweet, chocolate and perhaps bits of caramel plus creamy, lactic notes. Astringent bitter burn in the finish. Lots of development as it warms - more subtle nuances come to the fore like vanilla, cocoa and even tart red berries. Crisp carbonation, low mediumish body and dryish ashy on the palate. Good. Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pours black with nice tan head. Not a strong smell. Taste is rich but slightly tangy with a strong finish of smoke which I love. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2016
Tasting session @ Budapest.
Light smoked aroma, coffee and toasted malts. Medium sweet and bitter, well balanced. Medium body, soft carbonation. Really nice porter
Bosbouw (2932) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Roodbruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, koffie, vanille, crème. Smaakt koffie, vanille, chocolade. Beetje gerookt. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt gerookt, spek, zout, hoppig. Smaakt hoppig, koffie, geroosterd. hansvf (898) - - APR 28, 2016
Donkerbruin, dun schuim. Ruikt naar chocola. Ook erg lekkere chocola smaak. Prima! romankosecki (18) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 19, 2016
[tap in Jabeerwockie, Warsaw]GuideDogSaint (1580) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
Appereance Dark brown with nice foam (small and average bubbles). Head didn’t last too long, it reduced to subtle ring. Nice lacing.
Aroma: flat, a bit sour. Roasty notes: coffee, milk chocolate with a bit of nuts. On third (fourth) plan I feel smoked notes - I’m not really sure, if I make me believe I feel... A little bit honey and sweet red fruits.
Taste aroma was subtle, but taste is even more flat.. Watery, with very delicate roasted hints: coffee, chocolate, wood. Smoked notes near limit of perception, very weak. A little bit of caramel and bread. Pretty dispappointing.
Mouthfeel and bitterness: tart and a little sour. High level of taninns intensifies bitterness, making it sharp and long. Body is flat and thin, watery...
At first sip I thought it was mild ale. Thin, light and flat. Hardly noticable smoked notes, too weak. Very poor beer, unfortunately...
Tasting at Beer station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown red with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, coffee. Bitter finish.