Skinnyviking (7501) - 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 (2108) - 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]
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ bergstaden ][ Trade ][ Nonic Pint ][ 11.29.14 ]
>> Clear deep sepia pour with rocky, thick, moussey beige foam. Excellent retention, many minutes of retention. Great lacing. Huge hazelnut and vanilla nose. Taste is dry, very bitter, lots of soil and earth, robust porter all around. Hazelnut character is assertive, hop balance evident. Carbonation is lower, mouthfeel is medium-high. Finish is cocoa powder, dry, super clean. This is a great robust porter especially at the low abv.
gyllenbock (5341) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Bergen Ølfestival 2014.
Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, chocolate, some light smoke and ash. The finish was dry and bitter. A pleasant one.
ERB92 (474) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, nuts, dried fruits and some brown sugar in the aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a nice rich Porter.
BRW (1314) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with ace. Roasted, coffee aroma. Roasted, bitter, coffee, dark chocolate taste. Medium body.
tfredvik (1293) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black body with a large, creamy, very long-lived, medium brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is strong and malty, with heavily roasted malt, strong coffee, dark chocolate, ash and hints of hemp rope. Strong and dark roasted flavour, coffee, ash and chocolate. Light sweet and light bitter taste. Drinkable, light-bodied and dry with a very soft carbonation. Pretty ashy and dark roasted for a porter, this could easily go for a dry stout in my book, but a very nice one.
[75 cl bottle, batch 516, enjoyed 18 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]
bergstaden (1534) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some chocolate - Good malt body that has some roasted notes and dark choclate that leaves a nice bitterness - malts and bitterness goes into the finish - This was good and tasty
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, smoke, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of smoke, roasted malt, and dark chocolate, leading to a dry roased finish.
Foffern (1381) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a deep dark brown to black colour with a small light brown head. Roasted aroma with brownies, coffee, burned wood and some lactose. Is a little sweet in the background. The flavour has more roasted malt along with ash, roasted coffee beans and some licorice. Has a light and silky mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A nice and roasted porter that is also quite easy-drinking.