johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, good looking beer. Little cinnamon in the nose, interesting, roasty, but overall mild aroma.. bit thin, light-bodied porter for my taste, does have some good malty flavors, tasty, not tremendously compelling but I wouldnít mind a couple pints at the bar.
Beer3000 (3727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. A dark amber body with a nice beige head. Fine aroma of light roasted malt, mocha, coffee and a hint of fruity hops. Flavor is sweet, dark malt, mild roast, dark chocolate, dry fruit, liquorice, coffee, hint of citric fruit and pine, balanced bitterness. Fine body and a pleasant aftertaste with more obvious bitterness. Smooth and balanced.
Inbreak (83) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17.05.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big longlasting head. Aroma is more like a black ipa than a porter. Hops, roasted dark malts, grass, pine needles, leaves, some rubber and burnt caramel. Taste is also BIPA-ish. Hops, roasted dark malts, pine needles, wet leaves, burnt rubber, grass, hay, burnt caramel. Longlasting bitterness. Good one, even though I wouldnít really say this is a porter.
Awktoberfest (94) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good and enjoyable porter ...almost sweet... Not overdone in any way ... Good beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MikeJslc (474) - Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, clear with ruby highlights, tan head. Bready malt with a little toffee, bakerís chocolate, roast, some dark fruit, spicy hops in the finish. Well balanced and easy drinking.
bergstaden (699) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with brown head - A very nice roasted malt aroma - a very good malt body with some roasted malt and some coffee notes - Lasting roasted malt finsih - This was very good
BoringBard (102) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of coffee, smoke and grassy hops. Dark brown with frothy, tan foam. Medium bitterness and light sourness. Thin feel, lively with a long bitter/sour-ish finish.
kathouse (574) - Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with a nice tan head. Lively carbonation supports the coffee and roasted aromas. Actually over-carbonated for me. Leaves a foamy mouth full of espresso and unsweetened chocolate. Kills the real body. Finish is dry with more of that coffee flavor. Needs slightly more body with slightly less carbonation.
tfredvik (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, dark brown body, maybe with a copper tint. The head is large and creamy and forms some interesting rocky structure when it starts to shrink. Finally it settles as a thick layer, lots of foam is left on the glass. The aroma is quite strong and is an even mix of chocolate and coffee, itís pretty roasted with some light yeasty hints in the back and even a whiff of smoke. Light sweet taste and a moderate minus bitter finish that isnít that long-lasting. There is also a slight acidity that I donít find that pleasant nor fitting. The flavours consist of heavily roasted notes, coffee and some fruits in the back. Feels ok on the palate, a bit thin and rather dry and with a moderate carbonation. A quite ok porter.
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, form Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ home
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, licorice and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sweet with a roasted, coffee and licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
berlinoise2go (478) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (355ml) from Vinmonopolet (Storo), Oslo. Black colour. Inch-thick light beige head, good retention, fair amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted, slightly smoked, malt with coffee, licorice and soy sauce. Taste is quite dry, and very well-balanced. It has a nice ímeatyí body with a lightly salty-bitter and smoked taste. Long and pleasant aftertaste.