FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Draught (St. Urho’s, Helsinki)
Almost black, with a thin beige head.
Sweet malty aroma, with coffee notes. Creamy malt base to the flavour with plenty of bitterness too. Details are coffee, and licorice.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Quite tarry, with some light sweet caramel, and slight soy sauce stickyness. The finish is nice and roasty and helps balanced the sweetness. This was quite easy to drink. Nice.
larsga (5890) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head with larger bubbles. Opaque black body goes dark red at edges. Faintly acidic chocolatey aroma with a touch of smoke. Taste is deep, dense chocolatey malts with a mealy, yeasty, smoky aftertaste. Dryish and hoppy background. Very nice. (0.5l on tap.)
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at St Urhos, Helsinki. Not much foam and a dark brown colour. Sweet chocolate in the not too strong aroma. The taste is sweet but the finish is extremely strong of bitter chocolate.
harrisoni (12424) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bruxellensis Festival. Black with brown edges. Great portery aroma. Choc/coffee, but more of the coffee side. Nice deep flavours. Good porter.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled - Bruxellensis - Courtesy of Dan Shelton. A very dark coloured beer with some tan bubbles for a head. The aroma is roasty, smoky and dry. The taste is dry and a bit fishy. Tasty and roasty. Very nice and easy to drink.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at the brewpub) Strongly roasted malty aroma. Black colour with a hint of red. Brownish, average size, almost fully diminishing head with fair lacing. Roasted malty (even slightly burned) and slightly fruity flavour with a hint of coffee and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, dry, creamy and very softly carbonated palate. A good porter! 20/07/06
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colored, little beige head. Smoky, sweet, mildly chocolaty aroma. Medium bodied. Crispy, fine palated porter. Smoke, roastiness and sweetness in flavor, aftertaste is mildly dry and lasts with roastiness.
Epor (13) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black in colour, somewhat sweet tasting, full body. A good porter.
mrdasilva (120) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black slightly reddish color. The aroma is quite sweet and fruity, but lame. The flavor is sweet, slightly bitter, thinly burnt and has a bitter ending. A pretty good basic porter.