n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika Vinmonopolet (Oslo, Norway, 18/1/13)
Aroma of roasted malt, sea water, and some coffee in the finish. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Taste is medium bitterness and slightly tart. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and a nice warming sensation in the finish.
VT (1758) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and fruits. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, fruits, ash, smoke, meat. Finish is oldish, smoke and meat. Medium to full body, soft, velvety mouthfeel and weak carbonation.
nudiebear (177) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Poured a dark clear cola color with a slight brown head. Sour malt on the nose with fair roast chocolate and coffee. Tastes bitter like coffee. Good, but don’t use it for a sauce, will be too bitter.
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear dark brown, magogany tint, with a creamy reviving light beige head leaving some lacing. raisins, chicolate-coated figs, smoky and almost burnt caramel, smooth coffee, licorice, resin, salt. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; smooth and balanced earthy-coffee finish. very solid scandinavian porter. much enjoyed!
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7/III/15 - 50cl bottle @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-318) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown to purple beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, lots of caramel, overripe banana, dried fruits, some mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted, bitter, mocha, bit fruity, bitter, coffee. Aftertaste: bitter, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, mocha, overripe banana, hoppy finish. Nice stuff!
mathieuc (1839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin yellow-ish head that leaves good lacing. Nose carries a healthy dose of roasted malt and smells of dark chocolate and coffee. Some really light green pepper, so light that they might not be worth mentioning. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Again a lot of roasted malt but all in a good way, not acrid at all. No ash, too. Flavor is of chocolate, coffee with a slightly fruitiness. Really well balanced. Body is medium and carbonation moderate, mouthfeel is rich and sticky. Overall a really nice porter, I enjoyed it quite a bit!
sic1314 (4455) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Alvinne 2015. Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, nuts and soft roast malt. Medium body, flavour is moderately sweet, medium bitter with a sweet, dry finish.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample @ ACBF 15.
Brune foncée, col fin blanc-cassé.
Arôme est malté, sur un fini fruité rappelant les baies scandinaves avec une petite note levure en rétro.
Palais est malté, caramel, léger chocolat avec une once de torréfie. Le tout est balancé par une fine pellicule fruité aigrelette de baies rouges. Retrouve une levure assez scandinave et que je semble retrouver de la Suède, sauf si c’est le cas de ce malt caramel.
77ships (4844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled bottled @ ACBF 2015. Dark brown, little bubbles. Nose is oily, soy, lots of leaves. Taste is oily, soy, leaves, lots of umami, herbal. Touch oily body. A bit so-so. (Thanks for sharing people!!!)
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cream-coloured rim over nearly black beer. Liquorice and Bourbon (?) nose, nuts. Sweet, slightly ashy, no bitterness whatsoever. Stout sourness is there a bit, and a flavour as from Oolong tea, and a bit of cola. Medium bodied, very slick-oily, warming. Strange - but good!
ElManana (835) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ACBF. Dark brown. Coffee, espresso, bitter hoppy, some caramel bitter finish.