KongKalle (12) - Stavanger, - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is enough to see this beer to understand that this is real stuff. The beer has a strong odor of chocolate, roasted malt and some smoke. This is a really tasty beer. First comes a distinct flavor of licorice, before the fine shades of dark berries, especially blackcurrant, take over. It is also significantly with spices, especially coriander. Sweetness is well balanced against a more dark roasted character, some coffee and well-integrated alcohol. This is admittedly a strong beer, and alcohol stings a bit in the end, but not more than that it is suitable for the Christmas meal. Mikkeller has made a strong, tasty and beautiful porter. It is perhaps not quite what we expect from a Christmas beer here , but it is a quite as good alternative. Recommended!
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Not sure if it’s this version, but the label clearly says "Til - Fra - via" in that order, but it’s a 33cl bottle ant the Best Before date is 27/08/19. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, bread, chocolate, caramel, molasses and spices. Flavor is quite bitter, roasty, creamy, some caramel and with a huge body, especially for 8% ABV. Smooth and well drinkable. Lovely brew.
Leighton (14303) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Archea - Florence. Deep black-brown with a creamy brown head. Lots of hard roast in the nose, iodine, baking cocoa. Medium sweet flavorbwith dominant bitter dark chocolate, some bent plastic, burnt meat, charred wood, earth, burnt toffee. Full bodied, somewhat chewy, with fine carbonation. Sticky and lightly warming on the finish with some more char character - wood, plastic, earth - and more chocolate. A little too sugary at points, and also a little harsh with the chat. So so on the whole.
daje (2757) - NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a big light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, licorice. Strong coffee and cocoa taste, earthy spices, finish with dark fruits. Massive body. A complex and robust porter.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours black with huge brown head. Chocolate malty roasted aroma and flavor. Sweet with some bitterness. Some coffee. Very nice.
rosenbergh (8664) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. #201121. BB 30/08/15. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with a big dark tan head.
Chocolate, cocoa beans, mildly roasted malt, sweetness and hoppy bitterness in a strong aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, mild vanilla sweetness, mild hoppy bitterness and mild spices. Quite nice. Surprisingly drinkable for a 8% porter.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 19 Aug 2012. Poured a thick black, with a big tan head. Big aroma of roasted malt, spice, whiskey and dark chocolate. Full, syrupy mouth feel. Complex flavours of coffee, dark rum, port, earth and molasses. Finish was espresso, burnt malt, treacle and grain.
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black in colour, long lasting large tan head, excellent lacing.
Aroma of is hoppy, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee.
Flavour is quite malty, chocolate, some hops, light alcohol, moderate sweetness.
Sweet and warming mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation.
Finishes hoppy, long and sweet.
I like this, hoppy porters are good.
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a brown creamy foam head. Medium persistence. Good lacing. Aroma of smoke, caramel, ashes, licorice, coffee, chocolate, light blackberry, herbs. Medium to heavy sweet with light to medium bitter. Nice. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish with a warming note. Overall, it rocks !! Intense complex aroma, powerful. Delicious.
Peter_L (1130) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Svart vätska med kraftigt nästan brunsvart skum. Enorma mängder av kaffe och chokladarom. Fruktig och mjuk i smaken. Mer kakao och kaffe. Efter ett tag framträder röda syltiga bär. Kul lagringsemperiment från 2011.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours heavy and oily with tight, dark brown head. aromas are roasted malt, biscuit, nuts. palate is earthy, nutmeg, coffee and cocoa. nice weight, not over the top.