Vignale (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jag skulle kalla det här för en engelsk syrlig porter. Lite bränd, lätt kropp med chokladkaraktär.
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the De Molen Shop, shared with Slothez. Deep dark brown pour with a generous creamy tan head. Some vagueish roasted coffee and malts, plus dark chocolate in the nose. Similar taste with some dark fruits evident. A little tartness, then dried out towards the finish. Not bad, if a bit underwhelming.
A nod towards the communists perhaps ?
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #511, bottle from Fish N’ Beer
I shared this with a friend during a barbecue evening, and what a nice match to the red and smoked steaks! The beer starts out with a perfect appearance. An opaque and brown liquid with a high, lasting head and yeast floating around in the glass. A 5 for sure in my book. Aroma has more flowery aroma hops than I expected, and a good bunch of spicy hops too. In some way this porter is untraditional as it seems to have even orange-like aromas, but on the other hand this is what I would call a real, classic porter by having strong marks of coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Flavour starts out with spicy hops and chocolate, before turning more alcoholic and marked by bitter hops. The finish is quite bitter hopped too, and it also might be a bit too alcoholic for someone. Especially compared to the actual ABV of this beer (5,1 %) the alcohol seems very strong, and I would have guessed it to contain around 8%. Even so, this is in my opinion a very good brew - a real man porter. Palate is soft and has medium thickness. More De Molen for me, please!
rlgk (13163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, hoppy, some cocoa. Chocolate flavor, milky notes, sourish notes, coffee and perfume notes.
larsniclas (5996) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Thx rlgk
Drk brown with a creamy beige head.
Sweet and slightly roasted aroma; some hair-salon.
Pretty sourish along with chocolate. Light bitterness. Some notes of coffee-beans.
abemorsten (3145) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 2, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep red with a light brown head. Toasted, caramel sauce and tobacco on the nose. Acidic flavor. Medium body, dry. Carbonated more than enough.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. Pours dark black with moderate tan head. Some bitterness from the hops and a balanced malt profile. A little tart sourness.
daje (2647) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color, big heavy tanned head.
Great malty aroma, spicy & fruity. Taste with coffee, licorice, toffee. A nice sweet mix, with a dry end. Great!
phredrik (1012) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with a large light brown head. Aroma is very pleasant with coffee, nuts, caramel, hops and hints of chocolate. Taste is very roasted, roasted bitterness, coffee, almost roasted tartness. After taste is lemony and hard roasted. Weird taste.
Sigmund (5695) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. ABV is 5.2%. Apparently matured on toasted oak chips. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Big to moderate beige head. Nice aroma of mildly roasted malts, wood and ashes. The flavour is dry, oaky and moderately roasty. A slight acidity in the finish.