renffisch (722) - london, Greater London, - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Caspars vertical vintage ale tasting. Smokey malty nose with a good tone of burnt leather. Almost black in colour, slightest off white lace. Highly carbonated and very sweet start, light mouthfeel and light metallic aftertaste. Very sweet throughout...
CH-303 (1295) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown. OK amount of dark tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, dark malt.
Taste: Roasted, coffee, burnt malt. Slight wood and bitterness.
Info: 330ml bottle, 21/2-2014, BB: 21/7-2015
Rifaldo (17) - Torello, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suissa terra de cerveses? No ho pensava però si. Porter refrescant q entra suau a pesardel grau alcohòlic, aroma a mokka i cafè amb llet, paladar café i xocolata, poca amargor i dolçor equilibrada
Erasmus_ro (1130) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ St. Urho’s, Helsinki, Portteri- & Stoutpäivät 2014. Pours dark brown, pretty much black with a deep ruby tinge. Thick, medium-sized, latte-colored head. Aroma is surprisingly light, light roast and black currant. Taste is roast, some chocolate and vanilla. Smooth. Not as roasted as you’d expect. Fair bit of salty liquorice. Light smoke. Full flavor really. Makes one want to say sophisticated, really. Light blackcurrant in the background. Quite full with quite a bit of carbonation. 2,5dl is more than enough for one person.
Hermod (2707) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ St.Urho’s portteripäivät. Near black, lasting creamy, brown head. Looks great. Roastedness, chocolate and oatmeal in aroma. Heavy stuff. Roasted malt, ash, licorice in flavor. Long roasted finish with dark chocolate. Full bodied. This should be enjoyed in small doses.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
mjs (4144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Keg at St. Urho’s Pub Portteri- ja Stout-päivät ’14) The beer poured almost black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and hops. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, roasted malts, chocolate, mildly coffee and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, sweet and bitter. A nice roasty brew.
Sissio (354) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown with red sparks, minimal brown head
Roasted malts, winey, riped fruit, spices, coffee, slight smokiness,
Very smooth and tasteful beer
Raw licorice, coffee, roasted malts, hint of smoke, a little astringency due to alcohol
teddybeer (2055) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my backlog. Shared with andregoncalves. Black colour with a light beige head, with medium lasting and light lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, black chocolate and slightly licorice. Flavor is roasty, some toasty notes, slightly wooden notes blended with ashes and coconut traces joined with coffee beans. The final is strong black coffee and licorice. Creamy and dense mouthfeel.
andregoncalves (972) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at animal, madrid. Very dark and nice color. Medium beige head. Thick body. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, liquor, alcohol. Not very balanced, but nice anyway.
nuplastikk (4086) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 11.2oz bottle...looks smaller..unique bottle. Viscous black body, beige head. Rich, sweet. Kind of like a Baltic Porter, but with a chocolate cocoa addition. Roasty and oily, maintains some oily Porter notes along with some nuttiness, coffee. Creamy, mellow light carbonation. Full bodied, some sugary warmth. Pretty good stuff, would love to have it fresh/on tap.
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with neur0. Some green apple reminiscence (especially on the nose). Remarkably fruity.