Xavalias (114) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Copenhagen. Pours reddish dark brown with small creamy beige head. Medium carbonation. Initial fruity smell that quickly disappears. Taste is sweet with a short medium bitter finish, aroma of roasted coffee, sweet ripe grapes.
jmgreenuk (4231) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Deans impromptu Monday night tasting. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt light yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a creamy caramel malt hop bitter palate and short bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a beige froth. Aroma of sweet berries and roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour of dark chocolate, coffeeand dark fruit.
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sic1314.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. Nice
dEnk (3775) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is weird, dank hops, wet malt, some liquorice. Hmm. Flavour is creamy malty liquorice, caramel, sweetness, light roast. Okay.
ruigo (1062) - PORTUGAL - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 50cl bottle. Pours a deep brownish black colour with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice and lightly nuts. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is quite bitter with a long bitter and dry finish. Overall, a very good beer.
McWorta (572) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red, mahagony brown coloured with a medium fading lightly tan frothy head. Noses of bread, caramel, sweet chocolate faintly roasted/toasted. Light propelled by CO2 which supports a rather slick, oily and lightly velvet texture. Soft on the lips. Full bodied porter, offering medium sweet faintly bitter tastes, being a bit chewy but all in a pretty good balance. The finish is medium-long leaving a light bitter roast aftertaste on the palate.
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Clear deep dark brown body. Earthy roasty
candy aroma with fluffy sugary bubblegum notes. Sweet roasty
earthy coffee taste with fruity bubblegum notes. Mid-bodied.
Mild, slightly flat mouthfeel. Sweetish earthy roasty mealy
aftertaste with coffee and syrup notes. Nice, drinkable,
balanced. Perhaps a little bit boring, but OK. (0.5l bottle,
from Toft Vin, Copenhagen.)
Linnet (1095) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: berries, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, ash, woody, vanilla, spiciness, alcohol, Brown sugar.
Ap: black body, medium thick and creamy Brown head, lacing.
T: big bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour, heavy roastiness.
P: medium body, sticky, bitter and slightly warming finish.
Rasmus40 (10843) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DØE. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250513