neongolden (561) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 19 2014) Pours nearly black, with a big bubbly medium tan head and lots of lace. Aroma has a core with lots of dark charred malts, a bit of coffee and a touch of dark chocolate, and a faint smoky/ashy character. Flavour has coffee, dry dark malts, unsweetened chocolate, and lots of burnt flavours. More char into the finish, slight grain. Pretty dry really. Lingering burnt notes in the aftertaste. Fairly light body for the style, with soft carbonation. This was a very heavily roasted/burnt porter for the style I thought, and overwhelmed the richness that may have been present in the malts. Not bad, not excellent.
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with friends at a Christmas party. Dark brown, quite hazy, beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate and brown bread, some molasses too. Malty palate, brown bread, chocolate, a bit of coffee too. Very tasty.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, some milk chocolate, light cherry, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel/coffee, some milk chocolate, light earthy. Medium body, light stickiness.
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Hilpeä Hauki. Aroma has cocoa, licorice, some coffee and dark chocolate. Also hints of soy sauce. Flavour has salty licorice, herbal tones, semi-dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Finishes with mellow grapefruit and gooseberry bush tones. Nothing surprising, a solid IS. A bit too salty for me.
Enjoyit (3483) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown of color with a foamy beige head. An aroma of sugar, toffee, weak metallic and weak coffee. A flavor of coffee, toffee, candy, chocolate, malty and some alcohol in the finish.
thomat (2167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and fruity tones. malt, fruit, coffee and hops. Medium to full body witha nice balanced finish.
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Malty smell with chocolate and dark malts. Similar taste with some roasted notes. Very nice.
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: 6/10. Not bad, a nice bready, nutty aroma off the glass. A little more pungent hopping like a lager in the nose, but not repellant. Smells a little more hopped than most porters.
Appearance: 4/5. Pours a dark caramel brown with a light-tan head, medium-thin, with nice lacing.
Taste: 7/10. Nice balance here between the malts and the hops, with a nice toasty-sourness to the malt, and a medium caramel-cocoa-roasted finish. Some points off for the afterbite of the hops, it finishes with a bit of unpleasant bitterness. But. While actively drinking, this beer really displays an excellent harmony of the sweet-sour-bitter-savory blends going on.
Palate: 4/5. Nice body, with a creamy head that likes to linger on the tongue past the swallow. Very astringent, but mostly in a good way; I’d have difficulty sessioning this though, it’s a little tongue-stripping after a while. That hoppy finish hanging out under the sides of the tongue is rather unfortunate though.
Overall: 15/20. Probably won’t buy it again, but I’m glad it’s out there. With some tweaking of the recipe to keep that harmony but reduce that finishing bitterness, this could be a proud crown jewel from Beer Here! breweries.
Seffle (204) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rovers.
Very dark brown body with a weak dark beige head. Rather sweet chocolate, espresso blend with nice maltiness. Dry aftermouth. Good.
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NordicV (1229) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörkt brun öl med stänk av rött.. Lättare beige skum. Doften är lätt rostad med kaffe, kola, choklad och lakrits. Samma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med mörka bär. Rostad beska.