JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black, a bit white foam. Medium carbonation. Balance between sweet and bitter. Aroma of caramel and roasted malts.
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Sweet brown sugar, plum, treacle, and sherry.
Ap: Deep brown, clear - medium very light tan head with fair retention, leaving a thin trail of lacing.
T: Lots of caramel and brown sugar up front - robust malt sweetness, with pineapple and candy apple - bitterness is medium-low, with a mossy and herbal character - some mild sherry notes - cocoa, nougat, and dark caramel on the finish.
P: Full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: This is a delicious baltic porter - reminds me of a sweeter, but less roasty, version of Koff - it has a ton of flavor, body, and complexity for its relatively low 5.5% abv - great!
mike5326 (660) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Dark brown color , light tan head. Metallic smell, slight roasted malt. Slight bitterness, smooth malt taste.
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml, into a snifter at home. ABV 5.5%
Pitch black colour on the body, thin beige head sitting on top, with good retention for its size and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of sweet milky chocolate and light coffee coming from the back.
Fantastic taste with much more coffee now, roasted malts, quite bitter, with medium to long duration.
Medium thick body, good carbonation.
Really nice porter.
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at DōE 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, fruit and caramel.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark ruby red with light brown foam head. Aroma is mixture of caramel with some coffee/cigar. Taste is a decent porter, nice 'brown' aftertaste. (Göteborg 201307)
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aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very mild bitterness and a faint coffee flavor. Overall all it seems very balanced. Itís easy to see how this made Michael Jacksonís 500 Classic Brews.
Gurthnar (1245) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Peter Bognar. Aroma coffee, chocolate, soapy. Light fruity. Dark brown colour. Stable head. Taste is chocolate, roasted, coffee. Rather sweet. Nicely smooth, easily drinkable. Overall good light porter.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was surprised to see this in my Neighborhood Liquor Storeô, so of course I had to bite the bullet. 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass, 2010 vintage.
A: Pours a dark ruby color. It appears pitch black from a glance, however it shows ruby-red edges when held up to a good light. The head is a two finger light mocha shade. It doesnít retain itself well, unfortunately, but manages to leave behind good lacing.
S: Rich as hell, yet also quite sweet. Aside from mild (and expected) oxidation, there are also strong notes of dark fruits, along with a good helping of cocoa powder. It does a good job of coming across bigger than it really is.
T: The opening flavors, indeed, are sweet and fruity. After that, it gradually dries out. A midtaste full of luscious cocoa powder becomes lightly ashy on the finish and aftertaste. However, it remains plummy throughout the flavor profile, and even shows some good depth.
M: Itís got a lighter body, with a mild finishing dryness helping to keep some of the sweeter flavors in check. Carbonation is low as expected, but not quite flat. Itís quite easy to drink given its relative rich flavor.
O: Lowish carbonation aside, this has aged like a champ. A shame Iíll likely never be able to find this again (barring a trade) because this is really excellent stuff. And hey, I didnít have to drink a crappy Carlsberg lager or sell my soul for a bottle of Kaggen! Stormakstporter just so I could tick a Swedish brew!
Wanja (567) - GERMANY - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 l bottle in GŲteburg... Nice clody dark color, average head... Nice malt aromas... Mild typicall Porter taste... Average ending...