Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50cl - Opaque dark brown beer with a small head. Aroma is malty with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso and roasted malts. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Highly enjoyable porter!
Borresteijn (6319) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at stout tasting at In de Wildeman. Deep dark brown to black colour, light brown head. Aroma of coffee, moccha, dark fruits, alcohol, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, rye, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, some vodka like alc as well, good roasted coffee bitter finish. Fullbodied, smooth mouthfeel.
FatPhil (13606) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
6 spiky aroma, some burntness
4 worm from bottle. very dark, small tight head.
7 Big burnt taste, very biting retronasals.
4 most liquoricey finish I’ve ever had - it’s pure bitter burnt liquorice. Hops are very biting in the finish
13 A little aggressive, very hot with alcohol.
JorisPPattyn (9390) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toweringly huge, dense dark-beige head, which proves unstoppable @ pouring; very dark brown beer; lots of lace. Coffee, moccha, and dark chocolate in the nose, semi-sweet, very roasted; "creamy" nose, if that makes any sense. Very roasted to burnt flavour with bitter chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Quite dry, despite a remaining mild-sweet impression. Some ripe banana retronasal. Well-bodied, slick and some alcoholwarming. Alcohol comes out after swallowing, no doubt partly responsible for the sweetness perceived. Decent porter with good balance: sweet, but nowhere too sweet.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
coffee, hint of plastic, dough and nuts. little acid initally with fresh hops, burnt malts, a bit too carbonated for my taste, well balanced apart from that.
pilsnerrogge (2800) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large, tan, creamy head. Coffee, chocolate and charcoal aroma. Dry and roasted aroma with notes of chocolate, nougat and hops. Long, dry finish.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours virtually black with a medium-sized light-brown head; aroma is roasted malty, chocolaty and also very fruity, ryeish and smoky; body from medium to full, smooth with low carbonation; hot on the palate, the flavor is powerful smokey, sweet roasty and very chocolaty; light bitter in the finish and with salty licorice in the aftertaste.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is unreal. Molasses, prunes, dark raisins, toffee, coffee, chocolate and booze. Flavor is sweet and boozy. Chocolate, molasses, prunes, italian roast coffee and vanilla. Awesome shit.
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with creamy beige head. Roasted aroma with coffee, tar, and liquorice, and some caramell. Medium bodied, moussy mouthfeel. Dry and salty with medium bitterness. Could have been very good without the salt liquorice.
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a opaque dark brown. Big sudsy tan head that slowly fades. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, caramel, and a note of coffee. Complex flavor of roast, dark bread, licorice, caramel, bits of chocolate and coffee. Foamy, creamy on the palate. A bit sour. At the same time, it is a bit to much malt sweetness, or not enough hop. But still a good brew.