yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, slight acidic hardroasted and chocolate. Dark roasted malt flavoured, chocolota touch, bitter and lingering dark toffee sweetness. Ends rather dry and bitter.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, roastes malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours black with a warm tint of red and a dense and lacing light brown head. Some roast and licorice in the nose. Light body, hard roast malt, licorice and vanilla. No real bitterness. 110910
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle conditioned, Dad shared it wih me - cheers!] Black with a moderate beige head. Far too fizzy for the style. Liquorice dominates with a bit of smoke & coffeee in a dry finish. Didn’t do it for me.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Pullman Bar, Helsinki)
Almost tarry roast aroma, some of those midget Humalankyla hops we put
in out mild. Some floweriness too, and chocolate powder. Appearance is
pure beautiful black, with a glorious spongy head that persists for
the whole time. Smooth, and quite refreshing, palate. Stale coffee and
tar retronasals. Beautifully rich, but gloriously mellow roasty taste.
A little dry at times. Finish carries some of the roast, but brings
out more of the hops. Simply a stunning porter. Excellent balance -
very potent, but with no harshness anywhere.
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish brown head. Nearly opaque black body shows faint translucent dark brown at edges. Milky roasty smoky aroma with chocolatey earthy notes. Dry-sweetish earthy fruity taste with roasty metallic notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry roasty earthy metallic aftertaste with burnt notes. Quite nice, but not major. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com.)
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @Pullman Bar. Poured dark brown with a frothy beige head. Weak aroma of roasted malt. Flavour is lightly roasted malt and coffee. Aftertaste is slightly dry. Quite OK.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BCA, Glenridding Mini Mart. Smooth, faintly smokey porter, with some vanilla in the aroma. No bitterness, good carbonation, juicy malt without a big roast flavour (for me). Had a lovely, lingering faintly sweet aftertaste and is a very impressive BCA.
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with heavy tanned rich head. Roasted malts, sweet fruits and coffe aroma. No sweetness, dry hoppy and malty flavor with hints of grass and fruits. Flat dry in the palate and a bit watery dry-bitter finish which lasts suprisingly long.
joe19612 (2301) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a very dark brown with no head at all. Plenty of roasted malt aroma, the taste is very light for a porter with loads of hops and just a slight hint of coffee.