Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Almost opaque dark brown color, medium sized off-white head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is quite faint, I only get malts, a hint of caramel, a little earthy. Taste malts, again some caramel, a touch of hazelnut, earthy, lightly ashy, quite some roast and moderately bitter with a slight touch of red fruit in the background. Decent body, suitable quite soft carbonation. Good porter.
allmyvinyl (5374) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours opaque dark brown, 2 inch foamy beige head from hal-pouring the bottle. A tad over-carbonated. Aromas are acidic, burnt malt, ash. Taste is tar, light liquorice, charcoal. Coffee coming through, and dark chocolate. Prickly carbonation though.
fellebag (1054) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. No particular layer. Quite heavy body. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, leather, berries, cherries, licorice. Taste is sweet leather shoeberries.
jaghana (4380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl traded with Olliejobbins thanks. A dark beer with copper head. Nose is on roasted malt, astringency. Aroma is on roasted malt again, dark coffee, espresso, licorice, astringency, light acidity, bit sharp on my point of view.
daniele (6150) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap scura discreta schiuma media persistenza tostato caffe intenso lievi astringenze cacao non molto corpo discreto amaro
ej (910) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish color with no head. Hmm.. smells kinda sour with loads of roast and coffee. I think this is a bad bottle. Taste has alot of sour notes as well. Along with roasted malts, tar and smoke. Feels watery, is flat and I’m guessing (and hoping) that it’s not supposed to be like this.
Holmen2 (1550) - NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 24.01.15. Very dark brown. Small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Sour taste, with sour and slightly bitter berries. Thin mouthfeel and little carbonation.
Holmen1 (3196) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33 flaske fra Vinmonopolet Verksgata: Brunsvart nesten uten skum, bare noen store bobler langs kanten. Dufter av lys sjokolade med kokos og nøtter. Tynn munnfylde og heller sur smak. Ikke noe for meg.
gunnfryd (11862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kristiansand Øl Festival 2014. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, grain, malt. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel, grain, cocoa. Medium body. Nice beer.
Stuu666 (5540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is sweet chocolate, bitter finish.