EdKing (2093) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeeer. Pours opaque black with very big foam off white head, which stays well. Nose is alcoholic engine oil, roasted barley malt, raspberry off the hops and chocolate underneath that. Good array of aromas competing with each other. Taste is very nice. Getting the chocoalte and coffee, but also the citrous, raspberry and ale fruit off the hops. Near perfect balance of interesting flavours, which mixes ale character with choc and coffee stout character. Has a sort of lactic creaminess on the finish too.
ration (2007) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber/blak with a small head. Aroma malts, some caramel and licorice. Medium palate. Not Bad.
bergstaden (1594) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with brown head - malty aroma with hints of roast and caramel - good malt body with roasted malts, caramle and coffee - good lingering malt finish - this was very good
humlelala (1090) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(33 cl bottle; BBD: April 1st 2014) Pours black with medium, toffee head and beautiful lacework. Aroma is strangely subdued to the point of being faint. Possibly some banana. Watery on the palate, medium-bodied with medium carbonation and an astringent finish. Taste is slightly dark and bitter but not by much. Bland and boring. Girlfriend says: "It’s metallic."
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beige head with an almost black body, only brown around the edges. I really like the sweetness which blends real nice with the dark caramel and roasted coffee bean aroma. I can also detect some licorice, especially in the finish mixed with cereal (corn flakes) and smoke. Delicious porter!
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Utobeer, London. Pitch black, opaque color, thick rough beige to light brown head. Smell lots of coffee and roastyness. Taste roasty, coffee, dark and burned malts. Average carbo, low to medium body.
Foffern (1386) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark deep brown to black, cloudy. Light brown frothy head, towards creamy. A dominant roasty coffee aroma. The flavours of roast coffee get company of more burned malt with smoked bacon, dark chocolate, and some sweetness and medium bitterness in the end. Medium to full bodied with a oily mouthfeel.Soft carbo. Personally I could not ask for more for a porter. A little more aromas would have made this close to top score. The roasty malts and the hops are very well balanced, and has a long duration. Delicious!
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with medium foamy brown head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with caramel and light coffee. Light chocolate and light vanilla.
Taste : Roasted malt with light smoky notes. Caramel and light coffee. Finish has notes of caramel with coffee. Light sweetness. Body is a bit thin. Nice soft carbonation. No alcohol.
Overall : Quite drinkable. Quite complex. Maybe a bit too much caramel. Nice complex nose with vanilla, coffee, chocolate... Quite enjoyable. Definitely sessionable. Nice finish. Gets better as it warms up. Nicely done. Well balanced.
KyotoLefty (7263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Q-Brick. Aroma of berries, lots of fruit, chocolate, cocoa. Nice nose. Rich chocolate malt flavor, lots of fruit. Sweet with a light roast but a nicely bitter finish. Soft, thick body. Good stuff.
visionthing (3395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Høst Porter). Very dark brown with a small beige head. Balanced sweetness, hints of vanilla coffee and chocolate. Some bitterness. A good porter for the Norwegian autumn, hence the name "Høst Porter" (Autumn Porter)