Foffern (995) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) veitafaen. Has a black colour with a medium beige head. Wonderful aromas of anis, dark chocolate, lots of coffee, roasted malt and dried fruit. A magnificent roasted flavour as well with tons of coffee again and pretty dark chocolate. Burned dark wood in the end. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and above medium bitterness. A fantastic beer with lots of roastedness. Great with cheese!
omhper (18373) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thanks Rune! Hazy dark brown, small head. Coffee aroma. Mid dry with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Woody and earthy with come coffee. Mid bitter finish. Gentle, yet really flavourful. Very harmonious. A winner!
Bathory (392) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown to black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some fruityness. Taste are also orianted around the roasted malts, but it’s not too dominating. Smooth mouthfeel, and a medium body. A fantastic classic porter in my opinion.
gunnfryd (9388) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as sundvolden porter. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, hop, cocoa, malt . Flavour is coffee, hop, cocoa, malt. full body. Very nice beer.
nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle scored via Secret Santa. Pours a semi viscous, mostly opaque brown with garnet edges and some creamy, lacing white head. Nose of mushrooms, grilled shiitakes actually, soy sauce, some, a little sausage fat, Worcestershire sauce, anchovy. Flavor is an umami blast, soy sauce, dark malts, burnt caramel, liquid smoke, lighter mushroom, some cherry, a little wood pulp, even some salmon roe. Surprised to find this isn’t a palate killer, medium bodied and dry. Incredibly balanced, unique and inviting and still entirely drinkable.
KansaiBeerLvrs (924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Having a beer while looking at ducks & fjords at 10pm, ahhh vacation rocks! Haandbryggeriet Norse Porter. 6.5% batch 527 wonderful milk coffee aroma on a dark black body with a creamy beige head. Great taste, dark roast coffee, smoke, bacon. Smooth silky mouthfeel. A really fantastic dark beer, then again the setting probably helps.
Beer4000 (4119) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle as Sundvolden Porter. Dark brown, almost black body with a nice beige head. Lovely aroma of dark malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is rich, dark malt, roast, coffee, liqurice and chocolate with balanced bitterness. Fine body and good in aftertaste. Super smooth and tasty, like this a lot.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Black colour, large to moderate tan head. Roasty and malty aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and dark rye bread, hints of leather. The flavour is roasty but still smooth, medium sweet, notes of strong coffee, liquorice and dark bitter chocolate, hints of smoke and ashes in the finish. Bitter hops in the aftertaste. Good stuff.
Holmen1 (1726) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske på Cardinal, takk til Asle Bjørn og Gunnar: lakris og et diskret snev av røykmalt i aromaen. Lakris, sjokolade og kaffe dominerer smaken. Meget rund og fin, passe karbonert og med fyldig og samtidig myk munnfølelse. Nyydelig!
saxo (12798) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, vegetables, chocolate, licorice and hops. Nice dry and smooth finish.