TET (1542) - 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 (5406) - 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 (3854) - 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 (1203) - 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 (813) - 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.
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Lerøy Mat, Bergen. ABV 4,5 %. Pours clear dark ruby with a small beige head. Nice inviting aroma of chocolate and light roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel, weak roasted caramel, coffee and burnt chocolate, light bitter finish, short aftertaste. Weak body.
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Sergio’s in Louisville. Appearance detracts - clear dark ruby brown, bubbly rim head, no lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt that grows as it moves through the palate, adding mild dark fruit before turning to light bittering. Solid example of the style.
ERB92 (223) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate, coffee and some nuts in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint to it. small tan head. Medium sweet with light bitterness. Light to medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall a OK porter, easy drinkable.
Mibeersnob (33) - Howell, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into glass. One-finger head. Chocolate, caramel, and somewhat nutty in aroma. Translucent reddish-brown. Sweet and easy drinking. Overall, a very good porter, perhaps due to nostalgia of drinking a beer with yeast from 1825.
mzaar (1504) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Mörkbrun mot svart med medelstort moccafärgat skum. Choklad och kaffe dominerar doftbilden. Desamma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med rostade nötter. Svag beska i eftersmaken. Torr munkänsla. Huruvida den gamla jästen satte något större avtryck vågar jag inte svara på.