daje (1907) - 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 (4664) - 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 (590) - 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 (636) - 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 (1070) - Bodø, 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 (8632) - 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 it’s not necessarily worth the struggle geting there. Still, not bad. Alcohol didn’t 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 (3015) - 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. Can’t 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. It’s more fruity sweet with lots of dark sugars and berries. It’s really comfortably carbonated with a near creamy mouthfeel. Not really roasted in the taste either to be honest, but it’s tasty. I get lots of dark berries and fruits, some strong yeasty tones, a little bit of really old coffee and it’s leaving a light dry aftertaste in the mouth. Will gladly admit that I had hoped for something a bit more here, but it’s a flavorful one none the less. 13.10.2013
Ungstrup (28458) - 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.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l kjøpt på Vinmonopolet i Brønnøysund og drukket på rom 208 på Elite Plaza Hotel i Örnskjöldsvik 31 Okt 13. Kullsort. Høyt mokkafarget bobleskum med kniplingsmønster. God kaffe/lakrisaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken balansert. Mye lakris. Blir syrlig bitter etter hvert. Avslutter veldig tørt.
StilleStorm (474) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DAA; Pours black with a tan, medium, leaving lacings head. Nose fills with roasted malt, tobacco, caramel, fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet, dark fruity and bitter, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. A true celebration.