bierkoning (9580) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Bruxellensis. Roast flavor with coffee. Rather thin. Somewhat indifferent aroma. Good, tasty beer, but nothing outstanding.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught Near black beer, lots of brownish head & lace. Ink, dark fallen leaves, lots of chocolate, ending slightly sweet-ish. Dry-wry, earthy, leafy taste, (I’m tempted to say: exactly what is missing in an English mild). Complex, layered. Light to medium bodied; long, but discreet bitterish-sweetish aftertaste. Very good porter indeed.
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost no head. Nice aroma: sweet, vanilla, roated malts. Taste is of licorice, roasted coffee and vanilla. Bitter.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has coffee, some fruit and some vanilla. Black coloured with an off-white short head. Taste is sweet, coffee maltty with some vanilla and fruits.
jerohen (1933) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, dying brown head. Malts, coffee, liquorice and some fruity notes. Sweet flavour, smooth, somewhat watery. Some vanilla notes shine through in finish. True to the porter style.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque color, short head. Aroma of coffee, chocolat. Coffee taste, quite bitter, some chocolat. Typical porter. Slight dry.
FatPhil (8114) - 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) - Lund, SWEDEN - 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 (5821) - 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 (1382) - 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.