bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to MrH; 2013 vintage. Pours totally flat clear mahogany, no head or lacing. Aroma is sour, initially a fecal note that fades, sour mash. As it breathes some smokiness and peat comes out along with roasty notes. Flavor is light tart, lightly smoky, roast, peat, light funk. Medium body, really flat. I must say that when I first opened this I was kinda grossed out. After sitting 5 minutes is actually kind of interesting. I get no actual influence of the hops used, not even bitterness anymore. This beer did not benefit from time spent at the back of the rot box, unfortunately. I need to get better at that.
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; 75cl; courtesy of madmitch76. Appearance is opaque and the head has diminished. The aroma is brett; oak; tar; motor oil; panetone; fresh bread and toffee. Taste is chocolate; toffee; bubblegum; brett; licorish; leather; tart and tar. Blackcurrant is prominent. Quite sweet but very drinkable and not overtly dry. The brett works very well and it is not infected. It is quite sharp and acidic on the finish. An interesting and complicated porter. Great for the style. Top work Menno.
vtafro (6713) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) bottle. Black pour with tan head, tons of it. Huge lacto and Brett infection/infusion on the aroma. Flavors of roasted, chocolate, light tart and dark malt tones.
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours cloudy golden-brown with a foamy head. Tangy and funky on the nose, with some ripe fruits and semi-dark malts. Big funk thereafter, more tangy fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tangy finish. Meh. Novel, I suppose.
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle at RBNAG 2014, Halden, Grand Tasting. Cloudy dark brown colour. Strong sourish brett aroma. Very sour brett flavour, lemony notes, minimal roastiness.
RuneStumo (2582) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Sourish malty aroma. Dark malts with a burnt roasted malted aroma. Fresh flavours of coffee and cocoa. Medium body.
Cunningham (7047) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish color with a beige head. Dark malt and a bit acidic aroma. Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Unusual acidic flavor for a porter. Hey Mr Menno. Don not do this to my lovely porter. A decent and fine brew, but I prefer the normal porter style without the acidic yeast notes. Coffee and roasted malt is also present.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
AndySnow (6764) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Light brown coke colour with no head.
Aroma: Sour, wet socks, brett, acidic.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, brett, fruit. Similar to Rodenbach but not as much vinegar. No idea why this is a porter, more a sour red.
visionthing (4829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of red, sour berries with some funky yeasty notes. Dark malt not so noticeable. Moderate sweet, quite sour and very pleasant. Delicious stuff. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A layer of tan bubbles, over a cloudy brown colored body. Nose is ashy dark malts, with a light vinegar-fruity touch. Oily mouthfeel. Sweetish, quite light malt body. Soft carbonation. Acidic-sweet, yoghurty fruit tones. Dries up towards a tart fruit finish. [Shared bottle at GrandTasting, RBNG2014]