Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Porter tranquilla ma che sa mostrare un carattere apprezzabile, con un gusto caffettoso e di malti tostati arricchito da leggere sfumature di luppolo erbaceo che si chiudono in un finale amaro.
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Bottle 50 cl.
Pours nicely, with a fizzy, beige diminishing head. Dark brown colour, with nice red tint. Decent lacing. Lightly roasted malts, some citrus. A bit disappointing finish, and thinner palate than expected from a porter.
Yesterday saw a CAP Black Celebration, which probably puts this one in an undeserving bad light.
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ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 500ml bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a very dark brownish black with a forty tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and lightly smoke. Average carbonation and creamy medium body. Taste is bitter and lightly sweet with a dry finish. Overall, a nice beer for a winter time.
gunnar (6631) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matkroken, Natland. Pours black as Coke with a huge frothy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark malts and chocolate. Taste is light sweet, cocoa and mocca. Medium bodied, light sticky mouthfeel. Nice, moreish
blackisle (1224) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the brewery 2009. Deep dark brown almost black, frothy off-white head, lasts a while, good lacing; roasted malt nose, coffee, dark fruit, herbal hops, ; full bitter taste, coffee, hint of fruit; light to medium body, somewhat thin texture, soft carbonation; dry roasted and bitter finish
Idiosynkrasie (5023) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Ruby red glowing dark brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Dark malty aroma, hints of chocolate, a touch of salt, cautiously herbal-spicy. Taste is minimally salty, dry, dark malty; light, monotonous, slightly watery.
ERB92 (529) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malts, coffee and some kind of fruits in the aroma. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Medium sweet and light bitterness. Light to medium body. A bit thin texture. Nice soft carbonation. Overall an OK porter, but a bit to light bodied.
mr_h (3741) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch (4.6% abv on the bottle label) - very dark brown near black, roasted malty coffee aroma, very thin to non-existent white head, thin texture, bitter, coffee aftertaste
Stuartyboy (999) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 Bottle shared with Mr_H and JohnRMurdoch flavour is expresso and dark chocolate initially sweet and a little smokey but fades away very quickly and becomes very dull and bland
Camons (7787) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Pelt Trader, London. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is light roast malt, coffee, light sourness, chocolate. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 200913