deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared @Kermis.
nice off white head. Dark amber colour. Coffee in the aftertaste. Nice
kermis (4819) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ægir Bryggeri. Pours black with tan head. Light aroma of chocolate, coffee, malts. Flavor has same aspects with a little dark fruit. Drinkable beer but a little too mild in flavor.
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown edges, and a small, semi-fizzy tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet roasted malts, a little bit of burnt sourness, and quite a bit of dark fruitiness. A hint of cocoa. As it warms, more coffee and chocolate comes out, but not much. It’s very clean roast malt heavy. Very well balanced flavourwise. A solid sweetness is well played against the coffee note and following dryness and bitterness than the nose deceivingly didn’t give away too much of. A bit light bodied, but I’m impressed by how creamy and full this feels for 4,7%. All in all a classic, well balanced and crafted ale that I really don’t drink enough of.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml at Patricks. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Medium to full body, oily, soft carbonation. 20110317
Palme (3240) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Pours a fizzing dark brown body with a fingersized tanned head. Nose is coffee, chocolate malt and hints of fruit. Medium + carbonation and medium bodied with a bit oily texture. Tastes a decent amount of coffee, malts with some light roasted flavors that ends rather quickly along with a sweet fruity and mild chocolate aftertaste. Another one of those low abv porters that really needs some temperature to show it’s true potential.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
daje (2049) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown to black with a tanned head. Aroma of licorice and something that reminds me of a horse. Taste is a bit roasty with more licorice. Missing a distinct finish. Good carbonation.
tfredvik (1078) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a beauty: utter black 100% opaque body, with a huge, frothy, light brown, fully lasting head. An exiting aroma of dried figs, strong coffee, dark chocolate and earth. A light bitter initial taste and a moderate bitter finish. Lively carbonation. A perfect match with my wife’s french chocolate cake!
[50 cl bottle, from Ultra, Bryn, Oslo]
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark with a nice creamy head. Smells of dust and liqourice. Taste of burned malts and smoke. The finish is not really significant. Where is the bitterness?
StoreMy (27) - Nesttun, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mørk bortimot sort. Solid skum som legger seg litt for raskt. Skuffende lite lukt før en har tatt et par-tre slurker og skummet har lagt seg. Da kommer det frem lukt av røyk og gammelt treverk. Fyldig kropp slik en porter skal ha, men litt enkel. Den har en irriterende bismak av “støvet kjeller”. Denne blekner riktignok etterhvert, men er ikke noe en jakter etter i en øl. Fin balanse i sødme og tørrhet i ettersmaken. Ut fra totalinntrykket og den noe høye prisen er dette neppe en øl jeg kommer til å kjøpe ofte, men heller ikke noe jeg kommer til å velge bort om den settes fremfor meg.