Kavu (1956) - Helsinki, - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some fruits. Flavor is roasted malts, lots of coffee, some lemon and a very hoppy finish. More like black IPA than a porter. Nice.
hawthorne00 (2253) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 11C. Dark brown with a beige head that fades to a coat. Aroma of molasses, coffee, plums, fake cherries/ nail polish. Fruity flavours rapidly overtaken by ash and burnt coffee. Didnít get any more welcoming as it warmed.
The Etruscan (490) - Tuscany, ITALY - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown creamy head. Black colour. Aroma is malty with chocolate and light red fruits notes. Flavor is malty with coffee, chocolate and light prunes tones, ending in a bitter, slightly roasty finish. Medium bodied.
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from chester beer and wine, chester. Black beer with medium head with some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, charcoal and roasted malts. Good.
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Fox, Hackney on 11 January 2014. Poured a very dark brown with a scummy, tan head. Earthy aroma with notes of dark chocolate and dates. Medium to full mouthfeel. Flavours of treacle, plums and peat. Finish was bitter resin, burnt malt and black cherries.
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. BB Oct 2013. Near black with almost no head, low carb. Not flat, but not far away. Lots of chocolate on the nose with roastedness and ashy, charcoal notes. Unfortunately some ugly paint notes coming later. Sniffin paint.. Flavor is much better with ash, roasted malt, dark chocolate and some spicy notes. Dry, ashy finish.
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home from Cotteridge wines. Clear dark caramel pour with a reluctant loose cream head. Aroma is sweet milk choc, caramel, earthy roast and wood. Some sweet berries in the nose. Favour is pine hop light lemon
, choc and some roast. Solid earthy pine bitterness in the vack end. Palate is light and with moderate carbonation. Lingering back of the throat bitterness. Not enough malt
Hanoi (296) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Nose is smoke, orange, blackberry and cherry with a hint of cocoa and vanilla. The fruit smells make it very fresh smelling for a porter. Taste is biscuit, malt leading to smoke and a juicy citrusy, grapefruit, pineapple hopped finish with a little lasting resin which makes it refreshing for a porter. Mouthfeel is slick.
Itís decent but too much IPA for a porter.
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Craven Arms, Birmingham. Very nice Porter. Thinnish dans le gob, but smooth and quietyly rich. Full dry flavoured. Ja.
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits. Roasted flavour - smokey, burnt notes beaten back by sweet chocolate and bitter coffee bean notes. Slight caramel on the finish. Lovely.
Zita (4279) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light grass aroma,brown, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, fizzy, light bitter finish.