Rock_Buffalo (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pumpernickel porter pours with a heady froth, highly effervescent once freed from the bottle. The aroma unfortunately gives of tinges of ethanol, and the final head is weak once it subsides. At this point the porter seemed like it would be a disappointment, but earned favour rapidly on first taste. Deeply concentrated fruit acids and a rich chocolate infuse the taste, drawing you into a fulfilling drop. If the aroma and pour equalled the flavour, this beer would be a marvel.
TimE (3466) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Rye, pumpernickel, roasted malts, a touch of molasses and dark chocolate.
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 19 2014) Pours pitch black with a lingering dense tan head, lingers but does not leave lace. Aroma has dark bready malts, chocolate, sweet stewed fruit notes, rye spiciness, a bit of burnt smoky malt. On the palate, more nice slightly sweet coffee and milk chocolate, and some nice rich dark bready malt that has a spicy rye character. Gets a bit drier towards the finish, some more roast but still fairly light, spicy grain, a little coffee. Very dry finish and aftertaste. Creamy and medium full in the mouth with soft carb. Quite nice rye porter that offsets the spicy grain with a rich and creamy malt wrapper and just the right amount of roast. Good stuff, probably no surprise it’s brewed at Nøgne Ø.
mtu71 (136) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Ochre creamy long-lasting head, thick lace. Dark roasted malts, black cyrup, dark cacao. Aroma has dark malts, ryebread and hints of herbs. Fast strike of liqourice. Pleasant balance, strong and smooth. Full palate is stong and bity, thick with lots of proteines. Long bitter and malty after taste. Excellent porter!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
SperkeleForce (637) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at pikkulintu. Pours black with small brown lacing head. Notes of chocolate, ash, licorice, coffee. Smooth and easy drinkable.
bursprak (836) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head. Nose has lots of roast and some syrupy sweetness. Taste has ryebread, quite heavy roast, some tar and light licorice. Pretty tasty!
jookos (2741) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@københavn. Dark brown, dirty tan top. Bit vegetal, strange spicy nose with sort of green beans, nutmeg, vinous tones. Smooth soft body, chocolate, soft roast. Great body, strange flavour. Long finish, nice.
Shark_Pants (303) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Barny’s. Pours opaque cola with coffee head. Roasty and ashy aromas, with cocoa. Taste is toffee, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, sherry, hint of pumpernickel with some charred meat in the very dry finish. Light bodied. Really fantastic porter.
nogva (27) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Crowbar. Pours black with a light brown head. Vinous aroma of coffee and bread. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation. Taste starts off surprisingly dry with dark chocolate and licorice, but ends with a delicious finish with sherry notes.
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic porter, though its difficult to say what the pumpernickel did for the beer. Thicker than usual bready base, but the cocoa is still dominant.