humlelala (962) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl bottle from Bunker Beer; BBD: August 2nd 2014) Pours black with huge, chocolate milk-coloured head. The head collapses after a while leaving something floating in the centre. The lace is nice. As I’ve recently found with many beers it’s possible to reinvigorate the head by circulating the beverage in the glass. Aroma is subdued roasted malt with a nutty impression and a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is somewhere between oily and creamy, soft carbonation, medium body with a roasted finish. Taste is quite approachable yet also somewhat bland - neither particularly sweet nor bitter, roasted or ascorbic.
niklasdietz (83) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours blackish brown with a thick, fluffy beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and coca-cola. Taste is lightly smoked, coffee and licorice. Quite high carbonation makes this one rather light bodied for at porter, which is fine with me.
- with thirst, Niklas
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear very dark brown color, bubbly head cover that stays awhile, tiny dots of lace. Nice aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted caramel malt that adds toffee in the palate before turning more bitter through the appearance of dark chocolate. All moves smoothly to a lingering bitter malt finish. The body is a little watery, but not objectionable. Overall, a nice example of the style.
jpkeskinen (210) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from a bottle at home. Good strong taste, slightly sweet and smoky. The colour is nicely black and the head is thin.
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter with big roasted malt liqourice bitter, light toffee, alcoholic palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Tasted a little more alcoholic than it was.
Xavalias (113) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Kgs Nytorv, DK. Pours black with huge creamy tan head. Intense aroma of roasted malts pretty much covering all the rest, some dark fruits, maybe some licorice too, hard to say behind the roast. Full bodied with some sweetness in the taste, but mostly bitter especially on aftertaste, borderline astringent. Long bitter finish.
SimonTja (244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Licorice, tar, deep roast, dark dark chocolate with deep roasted coffee. Not very smooth and quite dry, loads of tar. Not that pleasant and quite unbalanced.
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted aroma of licorice, smoke and dark cherry maybe. Straight black as you might imagine. Lactic-coffee taste, nuts and figs. Slimy rather than thick. Pretty good porter, but the region has many better.
Borup (5777) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBF 2014. Black with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and dreid fruit.
SperkeleForce (532) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with brown lacing head. Notes of roasted, licorice, coffee. Drinkable porter. Bit thin body.
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Almost black coloured hue with a slightly ruby shine and a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and strong caramel-laden malty aroma with earthy and leafy notes, also hints of nuts. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Earthy roast-malt character with chocolate and caramel, backed by liquorice spice; mildly sweet and roasty bitter finish with chocolate and caramel; the alcohol is fairly well integrated. 12.VI.14