Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Dark brown colour with a thin brown head. The aroma is malt and coffee. Roasted malt flavour with hints of coffee, chocolate and some berries. Quite light-bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Bitter aftertaste. Good porter.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle thanks to Porter Otto and Åsa) Pours dark brown with a beautiful red glow and a light brown/nougat colour head. The aroma is rather malty with tones of chocolate, nuts, dry dog food, hay, light caramel and some coffee. Light hoppy on the nose. A touch of vanilla in the background. The flavour is medium malty and light hoppy with tones of coffee, chocolate, hay, dry dog food, light caramel and grass. Aftertaste of wet paper oxidation and grass. Light sweet, light acidic and light to medium bitter. The mouthfeel is soft with a light to medium carbonation. Near medium bodied.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ OTTO Festival. Light brown thick head, goes away fast. Very dark coloured, little bit red light goes through. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts. Palate feels too carbonic for porter. Flavors of roasted malts, semi-bitter. Well balanced.
mjs (3994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at St. Urhos’s Pub on 2008-09-11) Black. Lightly tan coloured medium sized long lasting head. Roasty aromas in nose. Full bodied, bit oily and slightly dry palate with medium carbonation, Some liquorice, hint of coffee, roastedness, bitterness and some fruitiness in taste. Bitter aftertaste.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -Black coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate chicory nose. Roasted malt along chocolate and bitter coffee. Also notes of caramel, licorice and nuts. Dry bitter finish. Simple and good porter.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at St. Urho’s Pub. Dark deep brown black with brownish short head. Nose has roasted malts, sweetish chocolate, dark roast coffee and some musty earthiness. Flavor is perfectly roasted, only slightly bitter, sweetish, chocolate, coffee, maybe some underlying sweet liqourice. Very smooth and thick palate. Easy carb. Not a huge fan of porters, but this one is up there on the top. Not as sour as many porters from this area. Very big for it’s ABV.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught 0,33l at St Urho’s Pub Helsinki murky black thick tiny light brown head Scent: dark roasted malts Taste:c-o-l-d bit sweet and fizzy at first sip dark roasted malts chocolate. Aftertaste is dry and hoppy
TaxiDriver (1441) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smell of coffee and dark chocolate, roasted malt and light toffee. Medium sized brown creamy-foamy head, long lasting. The body is black. The taste is moderate bitter, the duration is quite long. The texture is creamy and oily, the carbonation is flat and the body is full. A very nice Porter!
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of reakt. Nearly black with a very small line of tan foam. Very still too. Earthy malt aroma with a subtle vanilla hint. Has a creamy, buttery taste when it hits the lips then dark chocolate malt. Extremely smooth but a bit sweet and could do with a bit more balancing bitterness. Still, a very good porter.
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki. Very deep brown color, opaque, lasting low brown head. Sweet aroma of chocolate. Chocolaty taste with roasted malts and medium bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel. Quite good, but somehow I liked the Foxy version better.