_angst_ (2086) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark brown with a rather small frothy goldenish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty with toasted malts, dark bread, hay, sweet low cocoa chocolate, burnt wood and hints of cereal. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, sweetened coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, wood, lemon zest and hints of old bread. Mouthfeel is round, tiny roasted astringent, tiny roasted tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, hay, bitter chocolate, coffee and wood. Decent but uninspiring.
baalroo (5) - - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
No question, this is a porter lover’s porter. There’s nothing crazy or wild going on here, but to me this is what all other porters are trying to be. The balance of robust malts, doughy/cheesy hints of yeast, and even a hint of floral and citrus make this drink feel alive on the tongue. The first swig will definitely wake you up a bit, but for good reasons.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown black with a great lacingbtanned head.. Aroma is fruity roasted bready ashy dry. Flavor is fresh fruity astringent bitter a bit chemical molassis some chocolate.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted fruity aroma, figs, raisins, chocolate, vanilla notes, caramel, cocoa powder. Roasted flavor, smoked, leather, chocolate, raisins, tar notes, metal notes. Roasted dark chocolate finish, raisins, citrus, cocoa powder and tar notes.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, thanks hanniku! Black color with creamy head. Aromas of chocolate, toasted nuts and some vinous dark fruitiness. Acidic yet soft roasty taste with burnt bread, licorice, chocolate and toasted nuts. Medium body, soft palate. I found this too acidic.
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BBE 06/2014, from Alko Arkadia, 20131108) The beer poured almost black. Its heas was quite large, it lasted long and its colour was lightly brown. Aroma had liquorice, hops and burnt malts. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, somewhat fruity hops, coffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt and bitter. A very nice but bit too burnt porter. The hops made it better.
RexTalionis (1987) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 06/2014. Pours cola dark brown in color with a fluffy tan head.
Roasted coffee, vanilla and milk chocolate in aroma. Some coffee liqour vibe from
time to time is present in aroma as well. Soft mouthfeel even if there’s some
carbonation present. Quite dry too. Roasted coffee mostly in taste, some bitter
chocolate as well. Tasty porter nonetheless even if it feels a bit thin here and
Pyrmir (2419) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 355 ml bottle. Reddish brown with brown head. Aroma faint, chocolate, caramel, faint fruit and burnt notes. Taste has the same burnt notes, dark chocolate, metal and wood.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 11.06.2013, BBE 06/2014
Aroma has vanilla notes, some cocoa and dark chocolate. Flavour has cocoa, some vanilla, coffee, some ashy notes and hints of peat. Also some salty licorice occurs after some sips. Palate is slightly too high on CO2. Nice, although the ash tries to ruin the show. I think it is the hop profile here that creates those ashy notes.
Marduk (1656) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Nice roast, cocoa powder and touch of chocolate in aroma. Heavenly hazelnutty , mild roast and mellow sweetness makes this beer very drinkable.