gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haandfestival 2012. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, fruit. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, cellar, frui, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
TBone (13845) - 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 (22402) - 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 (9223) - 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 (7744) - 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 (2260) - 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 (9273) - 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 (5743) - 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 (507) - 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 (1433) - 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 (1364) - 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]