mnmike (994) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can into a english pint glass. Thin palate, quick dissipation of head. Bad aftertaste - not the greatest "highest rated beer from a state." Come on South Dakota - you can do better!
DandyWolfFloyd (623) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
c/o mnmike. Thanks again! Very grateful.
Aroma - for a porter it’s a bit scant on aroma. What does exists is made up of a chocolate, light coffee, and nutty nature. It’s kind of small though.
Appearance - body is black/brown; liquid is opaque; the head sets up about 1/4" and quickly rings out.
Taste - the taste is immediately somewhat pungent, slightly roasty, there is a bit of chocolate malt to boot.
Palate - body is medium to light; texture is between thin and thick; the carbonation is average, but approaching a lively nature; the finish is slightly bitter on the sides and middle of the tongue.
visionthing (2402) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5cl can (6%) shared by Cunningham - thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a small off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body, decent enough but nothing special. (2014-02-14 - at Cunningham’s place before RBNG-14)
Rune (7361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml, 6 % abv, can shared. Shiny rustic brown coloured body. Beige layer at the surface. Mild roasted dark malts on the nose. Blended malty flavours of chocolate, caramel and liquorice offset by a moderate roasted bitter end. Medium bodied. Fair enough for a porter (at Cunninghams, Halden 14.02.2014)
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Transparent dark color with some a smal tan head.
Aroma: Mild chocolate, some roasted malt and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet with a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet dark malty, mild coffee, some roasted malt and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Decent, but not one I will try to find more off.
Personal stats: Can from a trade with RobertDale.
US State #32
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 355ml @ Cunningham
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, shared by Cunningham. It’s a clear reddish brown beer with a small light beige head. Roasted light alcoholic nose with coffee and a touch of dark bread. A bit alcoholic in the mouth, medium bodied and soft on the carbonation. Laying roasted finish with a certain warmth. Pleasant, but not very interesting. 140214
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On draft at independent ale house in rapid city it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The atoms is sherry and coffee the taste is raisin ands bitter coffee flavor
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Independent Ale House in Rapid City SD. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Flavor include some coffee and licorice. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Bitter roast finish.
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a bubbly, frothy, beige head. Tastes like mild coffee, grains, earth, sweet malt, lightly roasted. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, light coffee, and roasted meat.