Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Phredrik. Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is rather heavy, probably from the rye, lots of roast, coffee, faint liquorice, alcohol, faint dark fruits. Taste is also quite heavy-duty, with roast and coffee. Also some hops in the end. Very nice and challenging, while also being easy to drink.
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Churchkey. Black, tan head, massive lacing. Aroma of pumpernickel and rye. Taste of roasted nuts, fine chocolate, thick and chewy. Good stuff.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 50cl. Moderate smokiness. A lot of pumpernickel throughout. Creamy palate. Yeast accented. Unmemorable.
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small but persistent beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, rye, oat, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, rye, some alcohol, oat, roast, grapefruit/pine, light pepper. Smooth medium-full body.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Trappist. It pours a dark brown with an orangy tan creamy head. The aroma is complex with notes of cocoa, licorice, roasted grains, and a hint of dark fruitiness. The flavor is very potent with a strong dry spiciness, roasted grains, cocoa, coffee, hints of black licorice and molasses. A really great brew with a pretty potent bitter/roasted finish.
bierkoning (11400) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark brwon color, opague. Roast, licorice, grapes and rye bread in the aroma. Sweet but roasty maltflavor with licorice, ash, salt, rye bread and dried fruit. Well made, good looking and very tasty brew.
onceblind (5884) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ The Cheeky Monk in Denver. Very heavy dark brown pour, with a creamy tan head that left substancial lace on the top. Smell is earthy malt and caramel-infused hot chocolate...perhaps a bit of a wood note as well. Tastes like a porter should; heavy notes of chocolate, some ground coffee, bits of toffee, bits of caramel. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation. Mild hop spice at the end. Very clean finishing with almost no aftertase, very light mouthfeel accompanying the robust, albiet medium bodied flavor. It’s a stereotype average porter, but I like porters. It’s a fine beer, just nothing special.
berlinoise2go (672) - NORWAY - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Olympen, Oslo. Black with brownish hue, small beige head. Rich, dry, smoked wood, roasted malt, tar aroma. Medium-to-full body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Rustic, verging on harsh, bitterness. Subdued sweetness - very well balanced.
gunnfryd (12945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap KØ-2010. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, hop, roasted malt, cocoa. Flavour is sweet, coffee, hop, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Full body. Very nice beer.
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. Rated @ 19.5.2010.
Pours a cloudy brown colour with a large off-brown head. A lot of yeast on the bottle. Heavy malty aroma with rye, caramel and hop notes. Medium sweet taste with roastiness, chocolate, pine and rye of course. Very distinctive and original taste. Very dry finish. Well balanced porter.