eRock_2013 (144) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well this is indeed a fascinating Porter, from the impressive backstory about the shipwreck recovered yeast to the nice sweet chocolate coffee finish. Aroma is very impressive, flavorful with caramel, coffee, and roasting malt notes, appetizing. Appearance is a nice translucent off-black. Flavor is distinctive, unusually sweet, with touches of coffee and roasted malt. Maybe some subtle hoppiness. Quite enjoyable, with the exception of the thin palate throughout. Give it a try if you ever come across this.
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Hermod (2712) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown color, soapy, off white head. Orange peel, malt and some veggy-like notes in aroma. Wtf! Flavor is smilar with orange peel, malt, mild roastedness, caramel notes. Not good by any means. Weird brew.
liinis (1473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can’t see why this beer should be on the list of beers to try before you die. It has nothing special.
esox (951) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown color, weak head. Grainy maltis and liquorice-like roastedness with salty/seaweedy notes. Dryish grainy, slightly sour bready flavor. Light bitterness and slightly salty finish. Quite round but slightly flat texture. Cask version could be more interesting.
Rune (7242) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, 4.5 % abv, bought at Kjeller 5 in Tromsø. Noisy pour gradually revealing a crystal clear brown coloured body topped by a fair, beige head. Fragile lacing. Mid-roasted and mid sweet malty smell, mild liquorice to it. Malty taste of dark caramel, earth and nuts followed by bittersweet dark fruits towards the ending. Medium to thin bodied. Just alright on a Saturday afternoon relaxing at home, 25.01.2014.
SperkeleForce (386) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black brown with an massive overflowing head, overflowed after opening bottle too. Notes of licorice, sweet malts, salt. Nice smooth licorice taste. Slightly watery body. Ok porter.
Earlier Rating: 1/25/2014 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle 33 CL. Pours black brown with an massive overflowing head, overflowed after opening bottle too. Notes of licorice, sweet malts, salt. Nice smooth licorice taste. Slight watery body. Ok porter.
kambei70 (461) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a dark ruby brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasty malt. Taste is mostly roasted malt with only a little bitterness and a hint of chocolate. Bitterness seems to come from the roast and not the hops. Ends with a taste bordering on burnt, but still pleasant. Thin mouthfeel and semi-dry. No fuss beer with a basic roasted taste that's easy to drink. The story enhances the enjoyment as well.
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jeremyh70 (559) - Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head with little lacing. Aroma of coffee beans and light chocolate. Taste is brewed coffee with a little chocolate and roastiness and some mild grainy bitterness. Finishes dry and clean. Mouthfeel is soft with a medium body and low/moderate carbonation. Solid porter with an interesting story.
Sarpa (629) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl from K-market Duo @ home. 4.5% abv. Pours dark amber, pretty light color for a porter.Small white head. Sweet malts,bread, some roasted malts. Light body, sweet malts in the flavour.
TET (1398) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (alc. 4,5%). A reddish, dark brown beer with a weak and beige head. The nose is strongly ryebready slightly malty sweetness. Taste of dark malts, sweet, hint of roastiness, some tense herbs in the end. Light+ bodied, mild carbonation. Unfortunately, only moderate beer, too little of roastiness and too much of sweetness.