EtTuCthulhu (859) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 The aroma is weak with roasted malts and a thinness on the nose that signals a lack of robustness, and the appearance is a clear dark reddish brown with a large tan head. The taste is slightly sour, slightly umami, and a touch sweet, which is a bit too barely-there for the balance to work like a porter is expected to; also, the palate combines a medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, and an abrupt finish, the combination of which doesn’t help the beer out in it’s appeal factor.
Zarkam (297) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Extremely dark reddish brown colour, small beige frothy head, decent lacing. Heavily malty roasty aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, moderate to heavy herbal and piney hops. Taste is initially slightly on the sweet side but more balanced than many, long moderately bitter finish with a burnt feel. Full body, lively carbonation, between oily and creamy texture. One of the more pleasant porters I tasted, though a few of the local ones have a more intense aroma. Very pleasant anyway.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by beerboxer. pours black with brown head. aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. taste is similar, roasted malts and chocolate
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours black with a thick tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a rich chocolate and treacle flavor that sticks to the palate.
JHeath99 (424) - - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark brown with a thick layer of tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with a slightly nutty/coffee hint. Taste of coffee and deeply roasted malts.
djoeye (772) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma; oaked smoked malts, hops, yeast, berries, liquor-chocolate.
Light orange to beige fruity fluffy head, lasting, making thick lacings, dark dark body as black-brown with some red tones.
Taste; dark dark chocolate, hops under it, fermented prunes, cherries.
To palate alright, well made. Easy to enjoy.
Finishes dry, with coffee and chocolate, hops.
Overall well made.
(33cl bottle tapped 31/07/2013 abv6%, b@Alko Tornio Finland, tasted@home Norway 19/02/2014)
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,355. Gave fra Rune. Drukket på Bergstua 28 Mar 13. Ekstremt dyp rødbrun / svart. Et pent, litt farget skum med litt lacing. God sjokoladearoma. Smaken er sjokolade & kaffe. Blir litt tørr etter hvert. En god porter.
Migmar (215) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a white head. Roasted coffee, bready. Somewhat light palate. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Not the most complex of porters.
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, lemon, spruce and roasted malt. Medium bitter, roasty dry taste.
Beerheart65 (868) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with good creamy light brown head. Sweet aroma has licorice, bit coffee and dark fruits, slight bitterness. Medium body, bitter and semiroasted, drier than aroma suggests, bit fizzy carbonation, fruity notes give sweetness to medium long finish. Ok.
Nordcore (935) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a lightbrown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and some sence of dark fruit. Medium bitter taste with a long chocolate ending. Quite nice.