gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Kaserna. Red dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour is dry, flower, cocoa, roasted malt, hop, coffee, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rating 11,000. Bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours deep opaque black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has flowers, chocolate, honey, kinda sweet. Medium carbonation, fine dry and mild creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, light vinious, caramel, light sticky honey. Fine, lingering malty bitterness.
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good and unique porter. A little bitter and dry, very much in the porter style, with some honey sweetness. Good drinkability.
pdx77 (1197) - Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Hazy deep brown with webs of clingy dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, honey, and flowers. Taste is cocoa nibs and roasted malt with a distinct herbal tea and floral note. Belies its alcohol content, finishing with a one-of-a-kind earthy herbal chocolate aftertaste.
daknole (8864) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super dark brown with a brown head. At first this tastes like a fairly traditional imp porter. Sweet, roasty, raisins. But as it warms you get a slightly herbal/earthy flavor and a hint of meatiness. Interesting.
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($8): Pours dark brown with a tan-beige head. Aroma is mild fruitiness, some honey, chocolate. but I don’t really get too much of the calendula (and this is coming from someone who used to use calendula lip gunk)... But, in the taste I am definitely getting a floral and honey combination going. In fact that is the first taste. It follows with a moderate roastiness. Very low amount of bitterness, but the hops are still there. Fortunately, this is not too sweet. Good beer all around. Interesting and unique for sure.
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Dark brown, small head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Sweet, full bodied, vanilla, coffee. Bitter warming finish.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany beer out of the bottle with a foamy beige head. Sweet floral nose with some roasted grain notes. Lots of brown sugar and caramel sweetness with dark chocolate and dried fruit. There is something not quite bitter in the finish that I’ll attribute to the flowers. The alcohol gets a bit intrusive as it warms. Nice enough porter.
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a mocha head.
The aroma is cocoa, coffee roast malts.
Smooth creamy body delivers a rich flavored brew. The flavor follows the aroma.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- It really needs to warm for the aromas to present themselves. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins and char up front - all the typical Porter/Stout smells. Behind the initial scents, I initially wanted to describe it as tropical/floral hops but, as it warmed, the floral becomes more like a wildflower, which I can only assume is one of the flowers in the recipe. Slight alcohol, too.
Taste- Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts up front. Caramel, toffee, and char show up midway and mixes nicely with initial flavors. Finish is a rush of dark fruits, bitter coffee and what seems to be peppery hops. As it warms, booze add a dimension of licorice. Aftertaste is bitter coffee with a slight wildflower presence.