djoeye (1230) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Btl 33cl 7.6% #T188 BBf2015feb; dark black-brown beer, tan fluffy 2-3-finger head, thick bumpy lacings.
Aroma; soft roasted dark malts, fermented fruits, black prunes, sour grass, coffee notes.
Taste; dark coffee malts, roasted and fruity at the same time, some black liquorice, leather, cocoa, dark chocolate.
Serious feel and alright body, suitable soft carbonation.
Finishes with the coffee-liquorice style, dark chocolate with some fruits into it,
some alco notes normal for 7.6% anyway. Good brew constructed for those who love both IPA and Porter/Stouts. Tasty dark!
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light herbal hoppy. Toasted malty, light fruity and fading hoppy. Mild sweet, bitter and light fruity finish, roasted through out.
daje (2043) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, ruby tinted, creamy offwhite head. Rich aroma of roasted malt, pine, dark chocolate. Taste of dark malt, fruity hops, licorice, burned caramel. Strong roasted and sweet aftertaste. Quite nice!
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Nice fruity caramel nose with hints of roast. More roast in the mouth, bitter chocolate, dark fruit. Likeable.
berlinoise2go (604) - NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Black colour. Half-inch light beige head, good retention, leaves a thick film and a dense band of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, caramel, cola, melted butter, acetone. Medium body, soft carbonation. Bitter, malty, resiny taste with a pleasant sweetness, well-balanced. Tongue-drying bitter licorice aftertaste.
fellebag (736) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 40cl. Brown lacing. Opaque. Aroma is juniper, caramel and cocoa. Fresh. Taste is hops, caramel and cocoa with citrus in the end.
Foffern (1168) - BodÝ, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour with a big, light brown, creamy head. Has a fruity and hoppy aroma with roasted malt in the background. In addition I find grass, harpix and wood. Has a great hoppy touch on the flavour as well with grapefruit, pine and some roasted malt in the end. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and medium bitterness. A porter dominated by the hops all over. Balanced, but feels more like a black IPA.
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap (Black Door, Helsinki)
Rich roast aroma, burnt, tarry, dark berries, but some disinfectanty medicinal aspects. Pecan pie. Very dark brown, tan keggy head. Big explosion in the mouth, full palate, some gluey retronasals, crisp carbonation. Huge burnt roast. Definitely a stout porter. Burntness quite aggressive. Drying bitter earthy finish. Has plenty of positives, but has gone beyond the realms of good taste in most directions. Astringent and harsh. Do like the late finish, but itís not necessarily worth the struggle geting there. Still, not bad. Alcohol didnít have a chance to stand out amongst the burn/bitter explosion. Who created that commercial description? "Craft beer ... Ever humble"?!?!? Do you fucking know what "humble" means?
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Amundsen. Canít argue with the fact that it looks quite black in the glass, but it also has a slight red hue to it. The head looks really good, medium sized deep dark cappuccino dark in color and lacing as hell. Not as toasty on the nose as I had hoped for or expected. Itís more fruity sweet with lots of dark sugars and berries. Itís really comfortably carbonated with a near creamy mouthfeel. Not really roasted in the taste either to be honest, but itís tasty. I get lots of dark berries and fruits, some strong yeasty tones, a little bit of really old coffee and itís leaving a light dry aftertaste in the mouth. Will gladly admit that I had hoped for something a bit more here, but itís a flavorful one none the less. 13.10.2013
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A black beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of hops and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, hops, and spoces, leading to a dry, chocolatey, and roasted finish.