RexTalionis (2087) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours clear darker brown in color with a light tan head. Sweet malts, wet burnt wood and faint hints of coffee in aroma. Taste is a bit better perhaps with some bitter chocolate and roasted coffee notes, some sweetness is present as well.
MadRobin (1611) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Olevi Restaurant in old town Tallinn, Estonia, where the beer was listed as "Le Coq Dark."
Clear, mahogany-brown with a khaki head and variable lacing. My colleague's class had wonderful creamy lacing that coated the sides of the glass. My glass had only a very modest degree of lacing. Go figure.
Aroma of dark malt, caramel, nuts toffee and touch of chocolate.
Taste of toffee, nuts, caramel and a hint of chocolate. Except that this beer was noticeably a lager rather than an ale, it reminded me of a Scotch ale more than a porter.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
Nothing exciting here, but still a pleasant enough beer and quite drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ktingleff (77) - - JAN 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolaty, bur the usual stuff. I am not very excired, but it is very drinkable.
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zomba (210) - Nokia, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with thick head. Aroma and taste have plenty of malts.
SperkeleForce (387) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours dark brown copper with whitehead lacing. Notes of nuts, roasted, chocolate, roasted malts. Okey porter.
Tide (1377) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with toffee, vegetables, nuts, malts and alcohol. Bitter finish with a bit of roasted malts, vegetables and nuts. Quite horrible for a porter, strong lager seems to be a better fit for category.
Marstonlad (321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown color and a medium-sized white head. Aroma of dark, roasty maltiness with a touch of licorice and rye pudding. Taste is medium sweet and roasty - malty flavours feature with some dark fruity notes. Palate is medium bodied and easily drinkable. I had this with food and it worked probably better with meat than alone; the taste is decently malty but altogether a bit lager-like.
jann3 (67) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown color. Creamy light brown head. Sweetish and slightly roasted aroma with notes of malts and caramel. The scent of alcohol stands out clearly. Taste is sweetish and malty with notes of caramel and roasted coffee, even some chocolate. Yeasty finish. Very basic porter. (0.5 l bottle)
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a supermarket in Rethymnon. Pours clear dark ruby with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of red fruits and caramel. Smooth and creamy moutfeel. Taste is light sweet caramel and toffee, weak roasted malts, very anonymous overall.
k0mpsa (899) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is similar to aroma, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate.