Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Transparent dark color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, sour, roasted malt and mild coffee.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, mild coffee, a bit roasted malt and faint chocolate. Also a bit sour and acidic. Some alcohol notes.
Overall impression: Not much of an anniversary ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666.
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. Thx Cparles.
Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, nuts. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Good. Nice chocolate/roast features.
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by cparles, thanks chris! pours dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, chocolate - cocoa powder and lactose-like and aspartame sweetness, raisins and other red fruitiness, coffee beans, slightly vegetal and mineral - almost salty and stale, few woodsy notes - vanilla and sweetish bourbony components. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, grassy-spicy-coffee finish. probably past its prime. still somewhat decent.
tom10101 (5273) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Bottle (750 ml). Shared by cparles, thanks Chris! Dark brown with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, light bourbon and some dark fruits. Taste is very similar to the aroma with a little more caramel and less bourbon. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit straigtforward, but not bad. Balance is good. Decent. 7-3-7-3-14.
EDIT: Had this one again at Akkurat. Shared by a very nice local customer. Way better than last time I had it. More depth in both the aroma and taste. Bourbon was still quite present. It held up really well. Very good bourbon barrel-aged Porter. Nice balance.
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is whiskey, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, dried fruits, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Dark brown with a mocca head. Aroma mainly of roasted malt and black chocolat, some bourbon, vanilla and ashy notes. Nice full body. Taste is similar to nose; dark chocolate, roasted notes, vanilla and bourbon. Long and full fininsh. Very nice beer.
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Almost black body with a big, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark malt, roast, oak and whisky. Flavor of sweet, dark, roasted malt, pleasant bitterness, dry fruit and warming alcohol. Fine body with a long and smooth aftertaste. Very pleasant.
ThirstyBird (2605) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Sebletitje! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II Pours a dark brown color with orange highlights and a smallish tan head. The smell is coconut, licorice, caramel malt. The taste is vanilla, caramel malt, coconut and some dark fruit flavors - it ends dry with a bit of char. Medium body with nice carbonation and fine structure. Very nice stuff!
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, grains, chocolate and ash. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, oak, caramel, brown sugar and warming alcohol.medium body, average carbonation.
Martinus (4497) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, corasted malts, vanilla, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar and a touch of banana. Sweet flavour, vanilla, alcohol, wood, big notes of chocolate and dried fruits. Quite mellow. Sweet finish, malts, roasted malts, mocha, vanilla and red berries. Lovely beer!
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Seba!)