northropfrye (3103) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Dark black colour, not a lot of aroma, but some nice roasted malts, taste is quite sweet, malty, dark chocolate. Solid porter.
Cuso (7290) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits syrup. Dry, roasty, coffee bitter finish. Tasty. Went well with fruit cake.
Foffern (1607) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. The colour is deep and dark reddish brown colour with a medium light beige head. Roasted aroma with nuts, coffee, wood, roasted almonds and leather. The flavour follows with a nice roasted touch, but is also sweet with some caramel. Has a slick and light mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A well-balanced and easy-drinking porter.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Not much aroma, just some coffee. Dark brown, off-white head, good lace. Coffee, roasted, light sweet, light bitter. Dry, flat. Drinkable but nothing special.
ClubGonzo (5226) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep ruby-hued near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is a huge dose of filter coffee and some dark chocolate and cocoa in the back. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, grains and hints of licorice in the back. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Pretty run-of-the-mill low-strength porter.
Inbreak (4105) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 07.06.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly watery and neutral, roasted dark malts, coffee, caramel, hay, cocoa, licorice. Taste is ashes, burnt grain, coffee, burnt caramel, grass, hay. Medium bitterness. Next please!
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells mild, darkmalty, roasty. The taste is a bit roasty, less hoppy, sweet-malty, darkmalty. Nice and easy drinkable Porter. 12/11/12/11/11/11
Nisse666 (5901) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe cons 2013-03-31 Uddingston
My 13# Black Isle... :)
AR: haavy roasted malt, baking chocolate, coffey,
AP: dark ruby, 1 cm thick stouthy light beige creamy head
F: heavy roasted malt, watery, chocolate, coffey, grainy, dry, low carbonation, medium bitterness, finishes roasted malt, a bit hollow body
zimbo (866) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank this some time ago on Burns night with Haggis.
Appealing black colour with long rusty higlights at the bottom of the glass. Rather thick sustained tan head leaves lacing like mini dense snow drifts.Light body, light coffee, roasty bitter end. SOme fruit in there to surrounded by the roast. Rewards patience.
worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark red almost black with a beige thick, creamy lasting head. Smells of nice rich roasted coffee, mocha/coco and malt. Simple but not overpowering. As it warms it gets a stronger smell of chocolate. Smooth full creamy thin body. Nice full bitter taste from start to dry finish. Tastes of vanilla, coffee, and nice roasted malts with chocolate and liquorish. Though its a bit thin, its very enjoyable and a great porter.