Thompson (257) - - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Benzai. Small beige head on top of an almost black colored beer with a deep red glow coming through. Very nice strong aroma of roasted malts and some coffee. Tastes about the same. ABV could have been a little higher imo.
Beerhunter111 (3430) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, schokoladig, Kaffee, leicht fruchtig.
aleigator (75) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronny! Perfect beige head, brown-black color. Aromas of bready, roasted malts and coffee.
Rich malts, going along with toffee, earthy notes, hints of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Sweet malts melt together with chocolate, supported by a perfect fitting carbonation, resulting in a smoky, warm finish. Malt goes through different stages on the palate, mingles up with coffee and later on chocolate, but keeps being the most defining ingredient of this beer the whole time. Oily, smooth mouthfeel, with a bitter finish.
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medum sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours very dark reddish-brown with a tan head of moderate size and retention. Spotty lacing.
Aroma: dark and smoked malts with a hint of dried dark fruits.
Flavor: dark fruits, dark bread, light smoke and a hint of coffee.
Theydon_Bois (6522) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting bottle (2010 vintage) thanks to Andy Snow, 25/01/14.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a big old tan covering.
Nose is dark toffee, light smoke, light cardboard, earthy.
Taste comprises roasted malts, dark toffee notes, cooca, burnt sugar, earthy, lightly oxidised pangs.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
So so porter.
Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I picked this up at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, PA, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.
The appearance is onyx, solid black opaque with thin pale tan cap with fine bead. The smell is dark cocoa, light currant and some dark roast coffee with slight vanilla and raisin. The feel is good with moderate roast and medium carbonation with medium body with lots of malt body but still relatively dry in the finish.
The taste is good, moderate cocoa and coffee mix with slight dark currant berry undertone from yeast with a bit of char and light vanilla accent with a subtle spice in the semi caramel finish with some light hop flavor and nice dry woody elements. Overall a pretty tasty porter but to expensive to have frequently it is good but the value isn’t there
djoeye (771) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Diminishing beige head. Spread lacings. Clear dark brown body.
Scents of roasted chocolate malt, earthy leaves, hops, hints of teak oil.
Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a nice spicy herby feel to the tongue.
Pleasant to palate. Ends with sweet coffee notes as a continuation of the confectionery from the main taste.
. 33 cl brown bottle 5.5%, Systembolaget, import by me & t@home.
DandyWolfFloyd (560) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - the aroma increases with agitation and overall coming toward room temp. it takes on a little chocolate and the slightest bit of alcohol
Appearance - Color is black with an initial 1" white head, it eventually fades to a thin layer. The glass laces slightly very nice appearance
Taste - the flavor is a semi-sweet with a nice roast. A real subtle bitterness rolls on the side of the tongue
Feel -this beer is incredible smooth, rich, and velvety.
An absolutely nice brew.
NORSAND (20) - - JAN 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a lot of red.
Nose: Some dark, heavy maltiness, a bit vegetal and noticeable bottle aromas.
Taste & palate: Relatively light for being a porter, a little sweetness, a little bitterness and a bit watery mid-palate. Soft. Low carbonation. This is fully drinkable but in it´s 16th year it´s clearly well past it´s peak.
Aaron68 (471) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle @ home, January 08, 2014
Beer from Systembolaget, Strømstad.
Beer from a wine glass
Have had this beer many times during the last years.
Nice black color with a thin beige head and medium carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,some hop and dark chocolate.
A bit thinner and weaker in taste than i could remember.
It was also a bit dryer than i could remember
The beer had a medium dry and bitter finish
A bit confused regarding this beer.
It was one of my favorites, but i havent tasted it for years.
Better luck next time i hope.