ruigo (1443) - 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 (6200) - 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 (1086) - 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 (4666) - 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 (496) - 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 (3457) - 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 (832) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (7372) - 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
Niall73 (2177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Defectors Weld, Shepherds Bush. Pours a coca cola colour with an off white head. Aroma is pretty toasty, with coffee and dark fruit. Medium to light body. It's lemony, a bit toasty, with a bitter finish. Not much to this, really. OK.
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Gary (1532) - Piss-ant Valley, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Resembles a glass of diet cola with a flaky beige head. dark fruit vibes from the smell of things , i get dark cherry and raisin.Obvious toffee. roasted malts -licorice too. To drink this stuff you get a bitter sweet beer -with a slightly thin watery palate, that’s a shame because there is a deep character on opening ,rich toffee -with a winey texture to things but this finishes disappointingly thin for me.