sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask@Gallows, Espoo) Very dark brown with almost no head. Licorice-malty, somewhat roasty aroma. Roasty-burned-malty, smoky-tarry flavor with lots of licorice and some solventy alcohol. Medium, slicky body with no carbonation. Nice licorice, but somewhat spoiled by solvents.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask 0,268l at Gallows RAF 2009 murky black no head roasted malts coffee chocolate bit hops pleasant well balanced bit sweet aftertaste.
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half at the Bodega,
I’m generally not a fan of porters but this was drinkable enough, thick dark pour, viscous mouthfeel. Smell is alcoholic and toasted malts. Taste is sweet toffee and burnt malts, a little hops and quite a strong coffee flavour. Fairly warm alcoholic finish. Decent enough.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, hand-pulled cask at GBBF. Appealing, dark-ruby body. Missing head. Coffee malt to the nose. More taste of coffee in flavour supported by anise and silky chocolate. Underlying alcohol hints. Quite well made porter with a pleasant palate (shared with Geir, 08.08.2008).
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle @ [ Tasting by Maria ].
Unclear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, licorice, peat notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to ’medium to full’, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (170608)
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Deep amber colour, small creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, smoked wood, some roasted malts, vanilla and mild alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, dark fruits, smoked wood and peat. All in an excellent balance.
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Cgarvieuk. Handbottled. It’s a hazy black-brown porter with a red hue and in spite of the handbottling also a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of licorice and a little coffee. The mouthfeel is rather oily. The flavour has notes of licorice, bitter coffee, light peat-smoke, a light sweetness and the finish has hints of salty licorice. It’s a very nice porter.
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Craig for the handbottle! Poured clear deeper brown with a nice cap of beige head. The aroma found darker chocolate with a bit of licorice.. pine and fresh coffee grounds accented.. everything came together remarkably well! The flavor had a dark chocolate, coffee, and sticky miscellaneous black malt base accented by a nice blend of darker spices.. the sides were laced with greener pine and herbal bitterness.. tasty! Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. roasty with lower carbonation.. very good!
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle shared by Jason. The beer pours to a dark brown body with a thin creamy white head. The aroma is rich and malty with strong chocolate and sweet milky components. Brownies. The flavor is chocolate and black licorice with a creosote like component. Roasty black patent. The palate is roasty and charred with a dry medium body.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jason and cgarvieuk for this treat from over the pond. Nice roasted aroma, creamy mouthfeel. Well done porter. Very drinkable. Mineral feel to the water which compliments the roasted grains nicely.