Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black as can be, with a large, creamy, cinnamon colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is initially dominated by coffee and sweet dark chocolate. Some burnt sourness, some earthy notes, some juicy dark fruits, some herbal, weed-like notes. Flavour is massive. Loads of coffee, with loads of sweet and bitter milk chocolate, with a berrylike acidity and fruitiness. It comes off as a little watery initially, before the massive coffee and chocolate kicks in. Long, bitter and almost sour finish, with notes of smoke. Fairly thick bodied, with creamy carb. This is definitely good stuff, and surprisingly drinkable.
Rune (9344) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finn was kind to share a 500ml bottle of this one at a rating session in Tromsø. Bubbly, low, fawn-coloured head. Jet black body. Nice aromas of slightly roasted chocolate malts. The taste character brings anise, earthy malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Fresh and semi-tart ending. Surprisingly easy to drink, and easy to like, as well (Finns, Tromsø 22.09.2011).
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from erzbierschof.ch - black beer with a little dark beige foam left; decently hoppy with notes of black cherries, chocolate and licorice; pretty roasted; a good malt backbone and with some fair sweetness; moderate carbonattion; a decent bitterness and long notes of licorice and chocolate in the finish
ABS (701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like old engine oil. Black with a hint of brown, and very thick. Lots of chocolate coloured head. Scent of chocolate milk and coffee. Taste of red wine, alcohol, some coffee and some chocolate. Very bitter! Not my favourite.
bergstaden (1682) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dark brown head - aroma of some roasted malt, chocolate and coffee - taste is again of coffe and chocolate along with some roast - long lingering malt finish - this was very good
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely aroma and taste of classic Porter-flavorings; dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice. The taste is round and soft with hints of smoke and fruit. A wonderfully well made Porter!
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 8.0%. Fruity, peppery aroma, hint of vanilla and smoke. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour starts off with a rather heavy barley bitterness and some hop bitterness as well. A little sweetness as well, but does not blance off the roasted and bitter notes. There seems to be a bit of smoke in the flavour as well, especially in the finish, and a weak aroma hop note also.
Ibrew2or3 (7464) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of stobbe74. Half liter bottle pours mahogany with weak mocha head. The aroma has spicy black licorice, black strap molasses, chocolate cake and some toffee. Smells of yum. The taste is similar with lots of spicy black licorice mixing with black strap molasses, highly roasted malts, burnt malts and yummy dark chocolate. Wow. Good stuff that ends roasty, chocolaty and with plenty of spicy and near earthy hops.
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwart bier met prachtige dikke schuimkraag. Vergelijkbaar met de Imperial Stout. Chocolade, koffie, mout en gedroogd fruit. De dropsmaak uit de omschrijving proef ik niet. Iets minder koolzuur dan de Imperial Stout en daardoor iets minder qua gevoel in de mond en een iets lagere score.
flip_soeperman (780) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, bread, coffee, grass, black, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,