gunnar (3584) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with Abemorsten. 2008. Pours dark as Coke with a decent creamy off-white head. Vague caramel aroma, weak roast. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, very easy roasted malts, dries up towards the end, very low bitterness
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, malt, hay and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, licorice and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation.
Linnet (743) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, dry.
Black colour, beige head.
Same notes as in the nose flavourwise, but they don’t excite me.
Boring but drinkable.
POLK (1884) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with a thin brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavour of chocolateand roasted malt.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - 2008 version, BB2018, drunk 2011/10.
7 Slightly gluey esters and ketones on pouring. In the glass it’s a sweet rich roast with some caramel, and a whole pile of dark berries - blackcurrent and blackberry.
4 Dark, brief tan head. A little fizzy and brief.
7- Toffee retronasals. Liquoricecy burnt body, fairly fruity esters, quite dominated by the burntness.
4 Quite thin palate, but that’s OK, as it makes it less slicky. Pleasant carbonation, sometimes moussey in the mouth. Finish is burnt, dry, and a little dirty. Some bitter bite has survived 3 years of ageing too, so just a bit of a tingle. Some milkiness in there too.
14 Good, but not great, blatic porter. Not so exciting, but pretty drinkable to Anna. I like it though, it’s a good decent roast without being astringent.
Not sure when to drink the 2007 bottle...
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavour off caramel and roasted malt.
Bart (2915) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker brown coloured beer with a short off-white head and some light carbonation. Nice roasted malty coffee bitter hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is slight creamy, little bitter roasted coffee-chocolate hinted. Not bad.
LoFi (1344) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottle, (autumn 2010) From notes. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. The taste is nice enough but a bit thin.
RexTalionis (1420) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown in colour with a brown head. Coffee and roasted malts in aroma. Dark chocolate and coffee in flavour and even some sweet brown sugar.
AlbertC (265) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is butter, rusk, coffee, roasted notes and oat (?). Taste is bitter, rusk, diacetyl.