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 (8689) - 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".
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate and hops.
Roasted flavour of coffee, hops and liquorice.
Dry and hoppy finish.
omhper (23432) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy dark brown, creamy head. Really roasty, lightly fruity. Dryish and flowery with notes of coffee and plums. Lingering really bitter finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black and opaque - perhaps with a wee, reddish tint. Handsome, creamy, beige colured head. Nose full of roasted malt and chocolate. Very soft with notes of roasted malt and a slight bitterness from the malt. Rather dry finish. Overall very smooth and pleasant. 010905
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blac, with a creamcolored head. Smoky aroma with licorice and chocolate. Salty, smoky coffee flavor with licorice and cocoa. Quite nice...
KŚstŚ (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a beautiful very dark copper coloured beer with a big creamy head. The aroma is roasted, woody and maybe there is some coffee. The taste is tobacco and tar. The finish is dry, smokey and somewhat hoppy.