humlelala (1030) - - 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.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks Stas. Black-colored with a nice tan head. Aroma of licorice, malt, a bit of fruitiness, chocolate and a bit of roast. Sweetish flavor with some roast, chocolate, a bit of licorice, some fruitiness and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
martin00sr (816) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with creamy tan head. Aroma has coffee and chocolate with roasted notes. Flavour has coffee and hints of licorice. Lingering bitter finish. Nice.
Nocturne (863) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki. Black with ruby hints. Geometric lacing patterns down the glass. Roasted aroma with lighter vanilla notes. Taste has plenty of liquorice, light berry fruits and a long, sticky tobacco finish. Definitely a solid example of this style.
rotaman14 (149) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, near black beer, with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, dark fruit, light coffee. Taste is more sweet than bitter, with lots of chocolate and dough. Excellent porter.
niklasdietz (85) - 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 (2175) - 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 (248) - 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 (4771) - 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 (167) - 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 (278) - 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.