kraddel (7713) - Antwerp, - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells hoppy, pours black, light brown foam, burnt malt ,bitterness, chocolat, coffee in very small part, much hops. more like a taste i’d expected from a Black IPA before i drank the style...
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.65l bottle from De Bierkooning. It’s really really dark this. I want to go so far as to call it pitch black there it lies in the glass and it has a nice medium sized heavy lacing dark brown head. Smells amazing. Really sweet and caramelly with both strong espresso, thick licorice and a strong powerful roasted touch. I get lots of sweet vanilla here also and traces of smoky campfire in the back. Lots and lots of aroma here! It’s not as sweet in the taste as it was in the area, but it’s definitely as roasted and smoky. And then some! It really feels like I’m drinking something black, and I guess I kinda am. It has a thick oily feeling in the mouth while it’s just above soft on the carbonation. It has lots of dry chocolate and dry cocoa powder this. It licorice and dark really strongly roasted espresso tones as well. The smoke really comes to its right now the aftertaste. Sipping at this it disappears way to quickly. A really fine one! 27.03.2014
Christos (5552) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Three Floyds Amon Amarth Ragnarök) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter. Sitting on the shelve for three years at least, I had forgotten about this.
Black coloured body, one finger of light brown head on top, quite thick and with very good retention.
Aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder, light liquorice, faint hints of oxidation that actually add something, faint roasted malts.
Sweet taste with lots of chocolate, no sighs of oxidation here, cocoa, light roasted malts, vanilla, well hidden alcohol, only a touch of honey.
Medium thick body, good carbonation, slightly sticky on the palate.
MarcoDL (4698) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Dark brown pour. Sweet aroma of creamy honey and caramel. Taste is sweet as well, with honey, caramel, mild licorice, sweet malt, mild cherry and no smoke unfortunately. Expected more from this.
rouhlas (3486) - GREECE - DEC 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle at home. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, some spicy notes, licorice, chocolate, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (19743) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Espressoartig röstig herber Start. Zunehmende Bitterkeit, leichte Süße, schokoladiger Hintergrund. Konstante Vollmundigkeit, etwas Vanille, rund. Langer röstig malziger Nachgeschmack. 10/12/11/12/8/13
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via extra from emacgee (thanks!) shared with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is cocoa, light chocolate and soft roast. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with notes of smooth mild chocolate, honey, rounded roast character and light sweetness. Really nice porter overall.
hivemind (913) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
01.24.2015 Bottle courtesy of James w/ him and Andy. Aroma is nice, chocolate, little bready malt. Dark pour, light tan head, medium mouthfeel with kind of a sticky character. Flavors are some chocolate or vanilla bean with a bit of dairy. Much more robust than expected. Cool label.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Zwanze Day 2014. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Bready, light honey, come cocoa, graham crackers, and slightly hoppy aroma. Taste is somewhat bland - some roast, a touch of coffee, some bread and twangy. Thin body with medium carbonation. This one has definitely not aged gracefully. Would have loved to try it fresh.
BRW (2705) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, smoke, chocolate. Sweet, chocolate, roasted, coffee, smoked taste. Medium to full body.
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a lasting and lacing frothy brown medium head. Aroma is grass, roasted malt, licorice, spruce, hop soup, burnt malts
and smoke. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry, quite hoppy, roasted and very bitter.