Holmen2 (1546) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 03.04.14. Black. Diminishing pale brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and burnt wood. Similar taste, with moderate smoked malt, as well as wood, vanilla and dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Fine drinkability.
Jow (2442) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Deep brown pour thin head. Nose is light chocolate and toast. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, grass, hint of pine, sugar, and wet wood. Drying palate. Smooth drinking.
rondphoto (2600) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Grassroots Natural Market / Jacksonville FL --- Nearly opaque brown/black with a solid tan head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is mildly roasted malt with chocolate and earthy coffee that moves gracefully through the palate to a finish that only needs a modicum of hops for balance. An easy to drink Porter, full-bodied and rich.
njnut (320) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into English pint a deep brown with tan head and think curtain lace. Aroma is toasted malts, coffee, caramel. Taste is of slighly burnt toast, roasted malts, finish of coffee and toast. Mouthfeel is soft. A simple, pleasant, easy to drink porter.
Vestergaard (669) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ma’ mom! Pours a pitch black with a small, nut brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted and toasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Lots of toast. Taste is dark with roasty and coffee bitterness, but also some caramel toasted malty sweetness. Smooth body and medium carbonation.
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 181014. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, toasted, bacon, caramel, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, toasted, bacon, caramel, coffee, licorice, hop. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
Beerheart65 (1106) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black creamy light brown head, good lacing. Medium roasted, dry, pure smoke aroma, bit ash, milk chocolate, nice! Medium body, round, low carbonation, lots of chocolate, long finish, coffee, mocca. Good stuff, tasty, pure flavors, good balance.
sdg (102) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black color, tan head - intense roasted / toasted malt aroma, coffee, some hints of milk, chocolate, licorice, maybe some caramel and earthy, yet very mild hops - slightly sweet and slightly bitter taste - medium to full body, full and creamy mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation - long, slightly bitter finish with hints of roasted coffee beans.
hopdog (9525) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Smoke, toast/roast, chocolate, and coffee.
demannu (110) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a solid simple but well executed porter. Nothing really over the top, just an enjoyable and easy to drink beer. Sweet and toasty, well balanced. Slight lingering bitterness. Nice experience but there are definitely better porters out there.