Nephilium (1459) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of chocolate and roast. Pours an opaque black, with just a touch of light tan head. Nice rich roasted flavors start this off, with notes of chocolate and coffee. Long roasted finish with this one. This is quite a tasty porter, and one I’ll be picking up more of during this autumn.
Sigmund (5551) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%, 45 IBUs. Pitch black colour, big and lasting brown head. Moderate roasty aroma, notes of dark chocolate and coffee. The flavour is roasty and quite dry, with a hint of acidity. Notes of coffee and ashes. Roasty and hoppy bitterness in the afteraste.
Furseth (2007) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ City Pub Göteborg: Black colour, creamy brown head. Aroma is Dark choclate, coffee, malty and citric. Flavor is dominated of dark choclate, and Coffee, mixed with nice fruitynes, some raisins too. Medium body and a thin to medium finish.
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nice and dark, reasonable tan head. Smells malty, darkly fruity, and chocolate-y - good. Tastes also quite good; just enough hops to balance out the smell, so reasonable bite, but thick enough palate.
bierkoning (10826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Deep dark brown color, opague. Roast, chocolate and licorice in both aroma and flavor. Velvety mouthfeel. Medium bodied. malty. Grassy and citric hops. Very well balanced. This is an excellent porter, highly drinkable yet very tasty.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of the best if not the best porter you can buy. Great roasted aromas and the flavor is spectacular. Silky smooth and nice coffee flavors from the roasted malts. Just the right body that supports the flavor profile. Nice subtly bitter finish
bmcginni (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods Nora. Pours a thickish black with a thin khaki head. Aroma is fantastic-semi sweet chocolate, light roast, dark cherry, bit of soury twang. Taste gets roast up front, followed by a great twangy malt sweetness. Perfect mouthfeel. Not super thick, but a good amount to chew on-more than most porters. Spot on bitterness with no standout hop flavor/aroma Extremely well balanced, restrained, but full flavored brew. Awesome beer.
Trev (1980) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown pour with almost ruby highlights and a tan head.
aroma is strong roast malt, coffee, bakers chocolate. Hint of leather.
flavour is more of the same nice roasted maltiness. coffee and bitter chocloate. Some tobacco tones in the finish. Very nice.
charlotte (4495) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pitch black colour with creamy beige head.Aroma is creamy and rosted with taste of chocolate and coffee,nice well balanced and smooth good full body and rosted finish.
thewolf (11336) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pour is utterly, completely black with a big, initially fizzy, settling, frothy, beige head. Mildly sweet aroma, some roasted malts, light chocolate, a hint of fruity hops. Low carbonation, lovely creamy and dry mouthfeel - impressive for the ABV. Flavour is elegant, lots of roasted malts, good malty dry- and bitterness balanced well by good sweet chocolate and well-used fruity hops. Light vinious even for its low ABV - perhaps that’s because there is so much malty taste to it? Very good.