mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown in color with a rather large and tightly packed khaki head. Looks pretty nice. Sweet aroma with chocolate, toffee, some light roast coffee. Pretty nice, but this is a bit sweeter than I’d like. Taste is chocolate, some raisins, dark cherries, and maybe a touch of coffee. Not what I was expecting from this beer. A bit thin bodied, but otherwise this is okay. I feel my tastes have changed quite a bit over the last couple of years. Dark beers were something that I loved, but lately I’ve been struggling to finish even small amounts of them.
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere.
Pours a murky brown colour with an orange hue and no head at all. Aroma of strong roasted malts, dark coffee, pepper and vegetables. Flavour of roasted malts, milk, smooth roasted coffee, mild hops and some sweet raisins. Unfortunately some vegetable notes from the coffee beans but not as strong as expected. Medium bodied, silky oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes very smooth, mellow and roasty. Coffee isn’t too aggressive here, but this could use a heavier body.
olio (6501) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina, Tampere. bottled 17.02.2012.
Pours murky brown color with no head. Aroma of coffee, mild vegetables, some malts and hints of chocolate. Flavour of coffee, dark berries, some dark fruits and mild caramel. Sadly a bit too watery palate.
laiti (5955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Kultainen Apina. Brewed 03.02.2012, bottled 17.02.2012
Aroma has lots of mocha, some licorice, jalopeno-llike vegetables and nettles, Flavour has mocha, some licorice and dark chocolate. Some jalopenos and hints of nettles in the finish. Palate is a bit watery, perhaps the 6% is not enough.
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishop Arms, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and smokey notes.
Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and loads of coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, plenty of coffee, some alcohol and a hoppy finish. Great.
pilsnerrogge (2534) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown highlights. Thick head. Aroma is lots of coffee, also some smoke and chocolate. Smooth flavour of coffee, chocolate and some smoke. Long, bitter finish. A liquid chocolate praline.
taf (2) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong coffee aroma, as well as taste. Very dark, almost soy saucy appearance. Medium body. Quite possibly the best coffee porter I’ve tasted
punkska101 (964) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Winooski beverage A: coffee, chocolate,caramel, woody. App: dark brown with beige head t/p: full body with medium long sweet finish. soft carbonation. oily texture.O: good. cold taste like bad coffee... as it warms it gets better
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a smallish beige head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. There are some roasty malt notes and an odd, almost milk-like whiff in the aroma, but it is dominated not so much by coffee as cold coffee grounds, which is not entirely pleasant. Very faint bitter herbal hops lead into a touch of nutty malt, but again coffee grounds dominate, giving the beer the feel of a coffee that has been left to go cold. This cold coffee flavour leaves a persistent and slightly unpleasant aftertaste. This beer is quite a disappointment; the first really missable Haandbryggeriet beer I have tried.