downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a touch of blackcurrant colour. Sweetish, with raisins, roasted malts and blackcurrant juice, before a slightly toasty finish. Ok.
marquisalex (105) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Doesn’t seem black, but is still utterly opaque. Sort of red brown. Light tan head, very smooth. Aroma is like a lambic. Red fruit, but not very nice. Like bad jam. Taste is the same but amplified. Sour open, odd sweetish middle and bitter yucky finish. Difficult to pay attention to palate based on the unpleasant flavour, it just grabs you and doesn’t let you pay attention to anything else. I wonder if this is a bad batch, seeing as a lot of people have been ripping it recently...
k0mpsa (747) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from ales by mail. Dark brown color, hint of red. Small light brown head. Aroma is berries, sour notes, lemon. Weird taste, sour notes, berries, lemon notes, lambic notes. Label says porter but this is something else.
Kingi (419) - - OCT 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
label says porter but this tastes and smells like a blackcurrant lambic, making me a bit hesitant as how to rate this. works as a lambic, not as a porter. sour blackcurrant aroma and taste. spoiled beer?
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
27th April 2013
Dark red - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild minerals. Tangy malt with sweet and sour blackcurrant. Finishes slightly papery and dry. Interesting but clunky.
lusikka (4993) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of blackcurrant, birch leaves and some honey-like sweetness. Flavour of blackcurrant, rubber, syrup, honey and some grassy hops. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and a mild finish with blackcurrant. Weird.
laiti (4549) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ vPBF, BBE 10/2012
Aroma feels a bit moldy and light with some hay and malt. Flavour is weird and bitter in a harsh way. It has nettles, some slightly sweet malt and hints of rubber. Not good.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl bottle @ vPBF. BBE 10/2012.
Pours hazy red color with minimal head. Aroma of grass, mild malts, fruity notes, dark berries and some sugar. Flavor of dark berries, grass and mild malts. Way too stuffy and unbalanced.
TBone (11314) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml (vPBF; BB 10/2012)
Dark opaque black color, small steady brown head. Dusty, caramel-coffeish, blackcurrant leave aroma. Medium-bodied. Tartness in the front. Black currant, some roasted notes, soya sauce. Quite weird porter.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@vPBF2012. Deep rubyish brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is earth, leather, some slight spicyness. Flavour is blackcurrant, vegetables and some quite earthy notes. Unpleasant flavour.