melush (2576) - SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slightly bitter.
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a thin tan head with good retention. Smells of roasted malts, peat and burnt plastic, dark chocolate. Tastes bitter-sweet, with roasted malts and smoke dominating the taste, but not necessarily in a bad way. A by-the-book porter. As it gets warmer, dark chocolate starts to make itself present, especially in the aftertaste. Smooth mothfeel.
LE: I am starting to really enjoy this beer, a lot of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts in the taste, very well balanced. Increasing the rating a bit.
Holmen2 (2711) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog. From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 06.05.13. Dark brown. almost black. Sweet aroma of chocolate biscuits, spruce needles and coffee. Taste of bitter chocolate, some hops, dry liquorice, ash and waves of sweetness. Some hops in long aftertaste. Dry and appropriately carbonated mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.
borre_m (1203) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown. Aroma is of cocoa anf some coffee. Taste is complex coffee and cocoa dominating. Very balanced but the finish is a little watery due to the low alcohol.
omhper (22887) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown. Concentrated aroma of coffee and fudge. Mid dry with medium body and crisp, well rounded mouthfeel. Earthy coffee, chocolate, grain and fudge. Long bitter finish. Distinct and pleasant.
TBone (15703) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bog bottle (from Vinmonopolet)
Opaque color, small brownish head. Aroma has cocoa and some woody/vegetably notes. Medium-bodied. Cocoa, chocolate, toasted malty flavor. Very cocoa powerish aftertaste. Not really my favourite.
oh6gdx (24589) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Vinmonopolet, Kirkenes). Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some mild toffee, ashes, roasted malts and liquorice. Flavour is the same elements, but in a quite thick and bold way. Big ashy finish.
mcberko (12897) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Elefanten, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out notes of rum and dark dried fruits. Flavour is much along the same lines, with boozy rum and toasted dark fruits. Quite alcoholic but pleasant enough. Decent but not my thing.
Skinnyviking (8594) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ølhallen Tromsø. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Lovely balck body. Solid roasted malt coffee choccolate caramel aroma with a nice shot of vanilla as well. Unfortunately the flavor is not so impressive as the aroma as the first impression is that it lacks body. Coffe choccolate caramel liquorice wtih a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish.
djoeye (3170) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beige head, black brown near clear body. Dotty lacing.
Aroma; dark roasted malts, leather, dark chocolate notes, dark wood, dusty hops.
Taste; black roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, barbecue notes.
Good body, carbonation and feel. Finishes black, coffee, roasted malts. A coffee porter for the chocolate desserts or well spiced barbecue dishes.
[75cl br btl, abv5.7%, #540 30/01/2014, 10€ B@Vinmonopolet]