kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is brown and robust, the body is black. It smells sweet, chocolate, a bit roasty, creamy. The taste is sweet, a bit roasted toasty, but more darkmalty-strange, a bit chocolate. In the aftertaste a bit roastmalty, bitter. I most like the aftertaste. Drinkable. 13/11/10/10/13/10
sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown with a frothy tan head. An aroma of roasted sweet coffee malt. Medium body with flavour of milk chocolate and slightly roasted malt. Very impressive.
joeneugs (3240) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is nice with notes of milk chocolate, coffee and hints of vanilla. Smells pretty sweet. The flavor has roasted malt and coffee with more burnt toast and dark chocolate. Finish is slightly bitter, ashy and roasted. The body is medium with good carbonation. Really good porter.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First off, the horns on the helmet. If you’re going to go with a Viking theme, get it right. What would Neil Oliver say? Incidentally I saw him getting clattered on Viking brew recently, quite amusing. Anyhow, my next thoughts drifted to toasting porters. How do you catch them? They clearly won’t fit in a toaster or under the grill so how do you go about the toasting? Clearly I’m joking, I’m not an imbecile. Anyone want to go Viking sometime?
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a frothy mahogany head. aroma of roasted malts, cardboard and yeast, with a hint of blueberries, shrimp and old coffee. flavour is mostly the same, stale roasted malts are dominant, with a light meatiness and a hint of dark chocolate, coffee and earth. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beige on black. Tasty malt. By style I’m rather impressed. Def. Worth Importing, though I don’t know what the beer scene is in Iceland. A very solid porter.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso and dark chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, metallic off-flavours, dark chocolate and some grassy hops. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a rich malty finish with coffee notes. Good, but the off-flavours disturb me too much.
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBE 20.03.14 -
Pours dark brown with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, mocha and hints of chocolate. Taste is roasty with a lot of coffee notes, hints of mocha and vanilla. Roasty and sweetish finish with some unpleasant notes and hints of chocolate. A bit unbalanced, but tasty porter.
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 20.03.2014.
Pours deep dark red-brown, almost black color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of dry dark chocolate, espresso, some cocoa powder, vanilla and dark toasted malts. Flavor of cocoa, dark toasted malts, mild licorice and chocolate. Smooth, creamy palate with a sweet chocolaty and malty finish. Good.
laiti (5653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 20.03.2014
Aroma is sweetish with cocoa, coffee, syrupy notes and sugar. Flavour is sweet with syrup, some licorice, coffee and some cocoa. Dry and finish with well roasted malt. Too sweet but decent anyway.