Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft to average carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Overall impression: Powerful, balanced and tasty porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Gertrude Hotel. Chocolate, coffee. Very long length, with good balance.
MotherBrother (692) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour an opaque dark brown with a light reddish hue, and a surprisingly light head.
Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, slight smoke, some rye, slight honey? - and something that feels like when one eats raw coffee powder.. really bitter…
The taste is, as stated, really bitter… but It’s all good.
Medium bodied, with a somewhat fizzy carbonation.
Vestergaard (316) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown - almost black. Big fluffy nice head. Smell is burned, pretty hoppy and with a slight sweetness to it. Taste has got some slight chocolaty things to it. I think i get some rye, but the pumpernickel is hard to recognize. Quite nice though!
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really good. Dark roast and chocolate, bitter, a touch astringent, good penetrating length. Lots of intensity for a sub 8% beer. Firmness suggests some cellaring might work to good effect.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[19-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, nuts coffee, smoke and malt, flavor of coffee, chocolate, nuts, smoked malt, medium to full bodied, nice
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[10/19/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Black with a brown head. Nice roasty aroma with coffee, some dark chocolate and some rye. Bittersweet roasty flavor with some rye spiciness, coffee, a bit of dark chocolate and a finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Inbreak (2041) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 24.10.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is dark malts, coffee, roasted grain, dark bitter chocolate, licorice, hay. Taste is slightly dry and roasted, dark malts, roasted coffee, burnt caramel, dark bitter chocolate, ashtray, hay, roasted grain. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Very nice.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color , brownish foam. Roasted aromas, coffee, leather , licorice: high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness. Very enjoyable
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Koelschtrinker (10514) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Süßlich brotiger Antrunk, bleibend. Dunkler werdend, süß bleibend, wenig schokoladig. Etwas getreidig, herber, trocken. Nett. 11/11/11/10//11