vtafro (3425) - 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 (10969) - 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 (5118) - 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 (2186) - FØRRESFJORDEN, 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 (4492) - 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 (3275) - Stockholm, 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 (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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 (4802) - 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]
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a bottle. Muddy dark brown body appearance. Spotty lace. Almost naked at the top. Berries on the nose with sweet brown malts beneath. Semi-tart blended taste of fruits, red berries and sweet caramel. Sweet, tart and dry ending. Okay cleanser (RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).
gunnar (5295) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours dark brown, no head. Aroma is sour, acidic malts. Taste is sour, weak vinegar, sweet and some moreish qualities, clean and dry mouthfeel. Lingering weak fruits