vanvenlo (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 Jul 2006 - Lovely sweet roasted choc malt aroma. dark black colour, oridnary head and suds lacing. Big roasted malt flavour with some sharpness but softens at the right temperature (warmer). Finishes with a sharpmalt and bitterness.
Lunkie (1641) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roast chocolate malt aroma. Cleack coca cola colour with good head and lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour with chocolate roast aftertaste. Smooth palat.e
Stefano (1913) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour allmost black with a large head. Aroma of roastedness and hints of coffee. Flavours get tight on the finish, almost minerally, and tail off a touch. Little to thin.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black colour. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and bitter hops. Good smooth taste, bit sweet, chocolate, liquorice, strong coffee. Bitter-sweet finish. A great porter!
Stew41 (1822) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Middling porter. Relatively heavy style that will almost pass as a stout. Lightish brown in colour with a thin head. Milk chocolates on the nose although quite firm and tight. Palate is all about roast, heavy for the style (in my opinion) in the porter context. Flavours get tight on the finish, almost minerally, and tail off a touch. Probably not one of the houseís better beers. (BB Oct 2007).
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Papsoe.
Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer...... In keeping with an English theme...not bloody likely.
The bottle says, "Roasty, Malty, Bitter Dark Ale." I canít think of marketing that is more suited to me.
This beer pours chestnut brown and settles into a dark brown. The head is massive, two fingers thick, craggy on top, tan and fluffy.
Has a toasty malt aroma with hints of roasted nuts and baked grains. More of a brown ale aroma (or a mild English Brown Porter I suppose) than an American Porter aroma...but this beer aint from America so that stands to reason. The real point is it smells good, fresh and enticing despite a journey to Europe and then to me in the US.
Molasses, brown sugar, toasty malts, some nuttiness, crisp carbonation, estery fruity notes, decent hop presence. Some will say this is thin, but for a classic Porter it really is dead on...slightly more syrupy than it should be, but not crazily so.
This is pretty solid. Tastes, as it smells, amazingly fresh considering it has a best before date of Aug 2005!
Itís not a style pushing beer, but it is damn tasty and fun to drink. Iíd very much like to try this fresh from the cask. Very nice suprise.
Skinnyviking (8075) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Small white head. Black body. Coffee aroma. Flat coffee flavor with too little bitterness.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. very dark brown color. big carpy dissapating head. liqerice aroma. roasted malt. chokolate and liqerice.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Dark brown colour allmost black with a large head. Great aroma of roastedness and hints of coffee. Flavour of hops, roasted malt and liquorice. Ends up with a bitter finish. Overall very smooth and elegance.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with off-white head. Lets just say that the label doesnít lie: "Roasty malty bitter dark ale".