JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask RA. Brown reddish color. Sweet fruit in the nose. First taste sour and waterish. Some cellar in the taste. Not in good shape.
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity Merton Winter Beer Festival, Friday February 17th 2006 restrospectively added from notes Dark brown pour little or no head. Some sour fruitiness (probably the damsons)was expecting a bit of cloying sweetness but there wasn’t much at all, a bit tangy, sourness returns again along with a bitterness at the fringes, its ok.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Deep rubyish amber colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, some roasted malts and quite fruity and nectary notes. Flavour is wooden, fruity, grassy and some caramel.
TBone (11160) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity)@HBF 2008
Dark ruby color, no head. Earthy, dark fruity nose, some woody hops. Sticky bitterish and sweetish flavor. Long dry, bitterish aftertaste then some caramel. Where is the porter? Or is this old time English porter?
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Helsinki Beer Festival 2008. Dark reddish brown with small head. Sweet appley, raisiny and toffeish aroma with notes of licorice. Lots of green apple and woodiness in the flavor. Not in good condition.
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2008. Color of watered-down coffee, no head. Thin body, almost no carbonation. The taste starts with some maltiness, but then goes bitter. Didn’t care for this one.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper-coffee brown with a constant layer of tan head. Aroma is pretty bland--just bitter malts. Flavor is bitter/tangy-surprising for a porter. Not very many hints of chocolate or coffee. Almost hop-like with matls.
convex (31) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nottingham Poerter and Stout Festival. Seemed like a conflicted beer. Flavors where very distinct, but unfortunately didn’t blend well.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served cask drawn at the Happy Gnome Firkin Fest in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a semi-hazy dark brown brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that has some excellent retention and long lasting lacing. Of all 18 beers served at the Firkin Fest, this had the creamiest and long lasting head. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some flowery hops, a touch of pumpernickel dough, and roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation but a creamy thick head with flavors of old cellar mustiness, a light dry roasted dark malt and a touch of coffee. Finish is very smooth and creamy with a light Ivory soap character with a lingering toasted malt flavor. The Firkin fest had seven porters and this one was one of the most memorable porters served.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Three-Legged Mare, York. This really is more like a mild than a porter, but it was very enjoyable nevertheless. It’s got a very attractive dark brown colour, and is very fruity and sweet with some roast flavours coming through.