Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On the third day of Christmas 2011. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roastyness, caramel. Taste is sweet up front with a roasty finish. thornecb (6064) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Cocoa and anise aromas. Thin with caramel and chocolate upfront turning to licorice in the medium-length finish. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
On tap. Opaque black with a rough beige head. Tart or even sour aroma that pretty much overpowers the hard roast malt. Medium-bodied, hard roasted malt, slightly pruney with an ashy edge and again a distinct tartness. Hard roast malt bitterness in the finish. Quite rough - even without the infection. 251111 Slipstream (2703) - USA - DEC 2, 2011
Foamy dark pour, Sweet coffee porter with an astringent, metallic edge (from the can, maybe?) and a touch of honey. Lightly floral aroma. It is medium weight and more sweet than smoky or dry, with some cola and licorice in the mix. Nicely balanced, not heavy or oppressive. This could be a good choice for a session brew. BroSpud (2249) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2011
16oz can. Pours black with a tan head. Pretty tasty porter with notes of chocolate, coffee and licorice. A bit too expensive for what it is but pretty good overall.
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2011
can, an interesting one at that... dark brown beer with a big medium tan head that rises three fingers, nice retention... the aroma is light anise and chocolate, ok... the first sip is distracting with carbonation, licorice and anise as accents are a nice touch, a bit boring and too sweet but ok... great when mixed with Belgian Red rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer witha small beige head. Malty chocolate, cocoa aroma, hop notes, roasted. Chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa, malty, figs, vinous notes, hoppy, nicely balanced smooth beer with a nice cocoa finish. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Nice drinking porter. Interesting being in a can - IPA’, Ales, Ambers sure but a porter it was odd but very good, Once I got past the can this has great dark malt and chocolate flavors. Good finish this was a very good beer. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Sampled at CanFest 2011 in Reno. This was quite nice though the can graphic is confusing. Pours a dark brown with a really strong roasty malt flavor that doesn’t overpower. Sort of a mix of coffee and chocolate. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Draft @ the trappist in oakland. Frothy tan top over a dark brown beer. Flavors are overrun by the awkward belgian yeast used...maybe not awkward to you, but belgian yeast usually just tastes fucking whorish to me, unless its a lambic yeast or some other thing floating around the skied of belgium...but I doubt that banana-y, cobwebby, phlemg-inducing, muddled gross yeast used in practically all non-sour/wild/lambic belgian yeast is floating around in the sky...tastes more like they grow that shit from within the legs of belgian whores in the bad parts of belgian towns...I bet if any other country was as fucked in the head as the belgians and starting using vaginal yeast to ferment beers, everyones beers would taste what we currently refer to as "belgian". In any event, this beer has that whorish yeast infection taste of belgian yeast and thus, any other nuances that could be present...like the advertised star anise and black licorice (as if there is another form of real licorice) is completely swalled in a muddled mess of awkward belgian yeast. That’s all I have to say about this beer. Fuck.ing.whorish.