esox (1079) - 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 (8065) - 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 (554) - 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.
jeremyh70 (719) - 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 (896) - 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 (1658) - 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.
laiti (5698) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle (4,5%) @ home, BBE 08/2014
Aroma has some roastiness and cocoa. Perhaps also hints of coffee. Flavour has cocoa, some nuts, roastiness and coffee. Feels a bit like a dunkel but is too smooth to be one. Too light and straightforward, but decent anyway.
ClubGonzo (4047) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (4,5 %) from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a deep coppery clear body with a small white head. Porter, say you? Nose is bready malts, sweet caramel, grains and hints of vanilla and wet grass. Taste is mild grainy tones, nuts, hints of wood and hay. Light body, soft carbonation. Extremely mild, and not something I would associate with a "porter" - then again, since this is an "historical recreation" it could very well be truer to the original style than what I am used to. Fair enough, but ultimately quite boring.
djoeye (1525) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml brown btl 4.5% b@eurospar.
Beige to offwhite head, some lacework, red-brown body clear.
Scents; malts, some herbs and grass.
Taste: roasted sweet malts, some raisins or prunes, some butter-toffee.
Fruity-watery but not too thin to palate.
Herby aftertaste, grainy, still roasted sweet malts, some chocolate or toffee hints.
mikkopen (838) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle (4.5 % ABV). Dark reddish brown colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish aroma of raisins, roasted malt and chocolate. The flavour is sweetish malty, with toasted notes and dark fruits. OK.