yngwie (14608) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It leaves a dark beige head of finger-thick size over a clear-looking dark brown body when poured. Really dark brown that is. There’s roasted malts, licorice and some coffee hints on the nose, but most of all there’s orange zest. To be honest, I’d prefer orange. The flavor has a touch of something sourish, but only a faint note. I hope I only misjudged some of the orangey notes. There’s also roasted malts and licorice in the flavor, along with a fine bitterness, both of the hoppy kind and of the citrus peel kind. It’s medium to full-bodied, a bit hard on carbonation, but still feeling rather smooth on the palate. In the end there’s orange zest bitterness and flavor, licorice, some roasted malts and hoppy bitterness. I probably poured this one too cold, it improved with a slightly higher temperature, but that doesn’t prevent me from thinking this is just another well brewed porter like so many others. And the bragging about chili, well, it’s mostly bragging. 111213
shoulderbroken (2377) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Black dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma a bit oaty, bit chocolate malt, but not really much else. Taste is touch of vanilla, bit of milky coffee and a touch of smoke. Slighty spicy which gives a bit of a prickle in the mouth. Much prefer the Alice Porter, but this is a bit festive I guess.
Kavu (2543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark red with a medium head. Aroma is roasted malts with some spices. Flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate and some chili. Pretty good.
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ homebr>
Pours deep brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, orange and citrus hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, cacao and slight hint og chili finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with Ã big brown head. Smells and tastes coffee roasted malt with a similar finish.
Furseth (1995) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:Red/brown colour, almost flatbrown head. Aroma is dominated of caramelly, dry fruits, chocolate and flowers , a bit brown sirup too. Flavor had a nice smokey/Chocolate mouth feeling, there was raisins, and caramelly, and fruits and citrus. Medium body, medium chocolate/coffee finish. Nice!
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Camden. Pours pitch black with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and liqourice. Thick malty, roasted and liqourice flavoured. Toffee malty and liqourice into a smooth and light spiced finish.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour and tan head. Quite bitter, but also a malty sweetness. Aroma is also malty. Finish is bitter-sweet. I like, but I think I preferred Alice Porter. (Bottle)
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Systembolaget as Winter Porter
Black with a large, bubbly head.
Slightly sourish aroma with notes of vegetables. Roatsed and brown sugar.
Pretty thick and oily mouthfeel.
Salty licorice/salmiak in the flavour.
A bit harsh, medium bitterness.
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mogwai. Helsingborg, November 2011.
Label as Winter Porter. Aroma with some smoky notes, dark sugar, nuts, some spicy wood notes as well as chocolate. Malty, pretty weak body with flavours of chocolate, cold coffee, some sourish notes. The chilli is noticeable but doesn’t add anything. Finishes with a light bitterness.