rhyshewer (51) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Sour fruit, cereal, roasty character.
Appearance: Black, no head.
Taste: neutral front end leading to roasty, coffee flavours with a hint of liquorice.
Palate: medium bodied, slightly sticky, medium carbonation with a long, hot, bitter finish.
Overall: A bit one-dimensional in taste and aroma.
Idiosynkrasie (2776) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with huge, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, brown head. Intense, chocolately dark malty aroma has notes of liquorice, hints of coffee and cappuccino, milk, a touch of ammonia. Taste is initially moderately sweet dark malty, hints of cappuccino, yeast, later vinous and fruity, some ammonia again, leading to a dry, grainy and chalky finish. Rich and complex, developing taste, some off-flavours throughout.
berntholer (574) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head disappears with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffee, yeast, pepper. taste is leather, coffee, esters some roasted malts and bitterness. medium body and fair carbonation. decent porter. bottle 33 cl / bbf may-2015
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Quickly risen and dominating big brown foamy head.
Under this layer of foam seems to slowly crawl a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aromas of loads of grains with some roast, toast, caramel, apples, prunes, yeast, wood toast and bread.
Flavour also has loads of grains, maybe even more than in the aroma.
Lots of grains, some malts, some nuts, roast and toast, bitters, some light coffee, herbal toast and hay and pencil sharperener toast... pfff not bad but didnt expect this!
Aftertaste is a mix of grains, grain roast, malt, malt roast, bitters and herbs.
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
Too much grains!
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black color, small brown head. Coffee in aroma, licorice. Medium-bodied. Licorice, sweetish, a bit milky even, light alcohol in the finish. Not much bitterness.
VsXsV (1651) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, chocolate, raw sugar, caramel, jenka, banana and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, chocolate, banana, coffee and bread. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. A bit too high carbonation. Quite OK. Estery.
BoBoChamp (4722) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive Swedish brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Porter, malty/roasted and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@Akkurat, Stockholm. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, alcohol, mild toasted notes as well as some herbal and liquorice notes. Also some coffee. Flavour is fruits, liquorice, some toffee and mild ashes and coffee.
SaintMatty (4296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (Akkurat, Stockholm) - Black with a tan head. Liquorice, roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Roasted taste with notes of salt liquorice, plain chocolate and roasted coffee.
Frovigalning (2523) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 On tap at Akkurat. Taste and smell of chocolate, coffee and also quite roasted. Felt more like a stout then a porter but nice either way.