igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml. Pours almost pitch black with brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Full body, oily, average carbonation.
BeerBaboon (1773) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tumman ruskea, lähes musta porter. Niukka, beige vaahto. Tuoksussa on suklaata, kahvia ja paahtunutta mallasta. Maussa on suklaata, kahvia, paahtuneisuutta ja tummaa, kuivaa hedelmäisyyttä. Keskirunsas ja hieman liukas olut. Portereiden kärkipäässä.
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a slight nut brown hue in the edges with a nice light brown head. Aroma is full of well-rounded roast, liquorice, almost vanilla, doughy yeast notes, notes of coffee and slight vegetal. Taste has a lot of liquorice and still well-rounded roast. Cocoa, coffee, almonds and bready malts. Still a vegetal notes. Quite a large hop presence as well, bitter in the after taste. Carbonation is high, but it suites the beer well. A really good porter!
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours dark brown almost black with nice amount of tan head. Aroma is bitter coffee, brown sugar and roasted malts. Taste is similar to nose.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The Rover, Göteborg. Black colour with a beige head. Malty, roasted, chocolate and licorice aroma. Flavor of roasted malt, licorice, coffee and a light fruitiness. Strong carbonation and a bit too light body that lowers the score for this beer. Maybe this bottle was slightly off?
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest hint of lighter color when held to a light and a one finger beige head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, oatmeal, toffee and roasted coffee/espresso bean. Smokey but not acrid or burnt smelling with subtle lactic/cream and even some hazelnut. Beautiful roasted coffee in the nose that isn’t overly powerful, burnt or stale. Smells great!
Chewy medium body with lots of roasted malt, slight hops, sweet chocolate and a lingering dry finish. Deep roasted coffee/espresso bean flavor along with hints of chocolate, toffee and oatmeal. A bit more acrid/burnt tasting than the aroma suggested with bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, oatmeal and nut. Subtle bitter dry hops toward the end of the palate with a dry finish. A bit too roasted for my preference with bitterness lingering throughout but still pretty drinkable with a nice lactic creamy flavor mid-palate that gives balance and adds to the mouthfeel. It could use a bit of sweetness to round things out but overall this is a very good representation of the style.
Pinball (11520) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from ølbutikken
very dark brown, settles black, smooth light brown head.
aroma of roasted malts, flowery and faint sourish hops, aroma is not *that* strong, i have to struggle a bit to descipher the nuances.
flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, dry mild hoppy balance. quite fresh. palate is very smooth. aftertaste is sweet yet a little dry. It tastes a bit like those stouts that contain oatmeal, sweet and smooth. Also reminds me of the milky sweetness i’ve seen in some milk stouts.
Very easy to drink, goes down like chocolate milk.
BrewBoxer (2454) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at 4th ave pub. . Pours dark black. Smeels and tasyes of coffee, cocolate and almonds. Ab is not over bearing likr imperial stouts but is has the same consistency. Very good. In fact...awesome
ekstedt (6024) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Bierkompass.de. Black with a small beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma with coffee and salmiak. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich roasted malty flavor, very smooth and creamy. One of the best porters hands down!