FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 GraviCask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Lovely coffee aroma. Soft palate. Coffee in the mouth too. Mellow and smooth. However, I don’t think I should give such high marks for a beer that achieves a coffee taste by adding coffee. Basically that’s cheating. Some of the UK porters and stouts we had earlier achieved a coffee-like taste without cheating. They’re the ones who should get the plaudits.
Theis (11078) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. VLack - brown head. High malty, burned, herbal notes, grassy, nice medium to high hoppy, fruity, dried fruits, carcoal, light smokey.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ GBBF. Pours black with a bubbly tanned head. Aroma is smokey, roasted, ashy, malty, sweet and caramel. Flavor is so fruity, roasted, hoppy bitter, sweet and acidy. Finishes dry and bitter.
ekstedt (4544) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark brown, almost black. Initially nice roasted coffee/chocolate aromas, with some faint notes of gunpowder and some synthetic paint notes lurking behind. Fairly dry with medium bitterness.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black, bubbly beige head. Licorice and cocoa aroma. Licorice flavor, soot, rather roasted, figs, vinous, some cocoa.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes malty, roasty, chocolate, coffee. Really smooth and enjoyable. Lovely porter from New England.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to a trade on tbs. poured a deep brown/black with no head. sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oat, and light vanilla. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted up front, followed by chocolate, and vanilla, and a roasty finish.
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Explosion of nutty, roasty flavors. Not very heavy. Well balanced with a lot of flavor. I am a big fan of this porter.
joergen (17349) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ungstrup.
Black coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, roasted bread and dark chocolate.
Roasted flavour of caramel, fruits, dark chocolate and hops.
Pinball (9660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
aroma is roasted malts, dryness.
flavor is roasted malts, very nice dry coffee like taste, also a little bit of citrussy notes in the bitterness. very nice.