mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (4,5% ABV). Amber, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light roasted malt and light coffee. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and faint coffee. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, light roasted malt and light coffee, faint hoppyness. Watery porter - almost totally lacks bitterness.
esp0r (2212) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Meny Alna enjoyed at home
Dark red, beige head with big bubbles. Smells of dark fruits, dark malts, roast and some diacetyl. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, plums fruits, dry mouthfeel. Moderate bitter finish
Toomio (312) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hieno väri, mutta lantrattu meno. Suomessa ei saa olla näin vahvaa. Voisi olla kova aitona.
Kavu (2678) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l bottle with 4,5% ABV from Citymarket Ruoholahti. Pours very dark amber with no head. Aroma is roasted malts and liquorice. Flavor is roasted malts, lots of liquorice and some hops. Thin but not watery. Decent.
Cantabrian (915) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I knew it was a bit of a classic, but I was certainly unprepared for such a delicious porter. Yes, I did like the story, but that cheap “grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers” statement put me off. Feels like those cards on hotel bathrooms saying “your towels plant trees”. Anyway, completely off guard to try one of the most exciting porter experiences ever. The tremendously seductive aroma had a bit of freshly ground roasted coffee, plenty of pure cocoa powder, very nutty, perhaps with hazelnuts, good quality back bacon and a bit of dried forest mushrooms. So good that by the first sip I was already on my knees. Flavours of roasted malts, chocolate, very nutty, and all the melange listed above on the aroma. Sweet, but far from any offensiveness, and just a touch of bitterness. Buttery and velvety, this is a medium bodied masterpiece. That is good regardless of the story.
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 08/2014. Pours clear light brown in color with a small tan head. Roasted malts, old rubber and sweet dark syrup in aroma. A bit of tart notes, light burnt wood and notes of roasted malts in taste.
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle. Black in color (75% opaque) with an average beige head. Aroma is of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, with hints of coffee and smoke. Taste is of bitter chocolate cake (it has a dryness to it that hints of a dry cake, light pumpernickel, and roasted malts.
travita (4309) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is somewhat clear, brownish in color, and a thin beige colored head. The smell is malts, roast, dusty, cocoa, black licorice. The taste is roasty, dark fruits, dust, and burnt malts.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske 0,33l. Fortært i Skibotn 20 Des 13. Ultramørk amber. Veldig lavt skum. Anonym aroma. Med litt velvilje aner et litt røstet malt i ettersmaken men totalt en skuffelse.
Beerheart65 (1112) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark clear brown with bit ruby, head goes so fast that it practically is just ring of lacing on top at most. Dry malty aroma is earthy with bread and grain. Semidry and light in body and feel, low carbonation, medium long malty finish, bit berries here also. Seemed bit uninteresting to me, sorry.