Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 17 Nov 2011) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Lasting beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, chocolate and ashes. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, chocolate, dark bread, vanilla and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Very nice porter.
maledictum (754) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Aroma of roast, cocoa, coffee. Flavour of liqourice, roast, coffee and burnt sugar. Medium to full bodied. Has a roasty and sweet bitterness in the end.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a translucent brown / red with a very small head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and light coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, caramel, toasted nuts, and some wood. Medium bodied. A little thin, but not bad for a porter.
omhper (23432) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Near black, small head. Raisiny nose. Dryish with clean, hard mouthfeel. Extremely hard and sharp. Salty and fruity with aluminium and green apples. Primitive, harsh and shallow. What I would expect Bud Light Porter to taste like.
EdKing (2391) - 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 (2132) - 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 (2395) - 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 (1307) - 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 (1625) - 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 (14103) - 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.