Skruttster (6) - Nyköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. BB 2017-04-27.
A fair bit of coffee, chocolate and roasty malt, as well as some sweet vanilla like tones on the nose.
Highly carbonated, the frothy tan head filled up the entire glass instantly when pouring.
Black, almost completely opaque, some very deep red tones, looks nice.
Medium sweetness and bitterness in a nice balance.
Medium-light body, slightly creamy and slick, bitter finish that lingers a bit.
A pleasant and straight forward porter.
kevnic2008 (11414) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel. Pours a black color. Vanilla on the nose blended with roasted malts. Good structure without being overly sweet.
Erzengel (7925) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Nisse666 for this bottle. Lots of roast, fresh and intense. Vanilla, smooth and slightly sweetish chocolate. Fresh, moderate bitter, round and intense. Voluminous, espresso and chocolate. Vanilla and smooth chocolate. Great!
Holmen1 (4893) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, juni-16: brunsvart med flott beige skum som varer. Nydelig aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, mørk sjokolade og et delikat streif av citrus. Smaken er like god, kraftig, uten å bli for bitter og tørr - svenskene behersker porterstilen til fulle!
gunnar (8011) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark ruby with a small creamy tan head . Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, some decent citrus hops AS well. Taste is moderate bitter and dry, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, good citrus dry hoppy finish.
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium pale tan head. Aroma of scotch tape piney hops, roasted malt, and chocolate malt. Taste of roasted malt, dry bitter earthy hops, and chocolate, finishing with more bitterness. It’s a solid Porter.
Cunningham (7051) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy orange golden color with a fine tan head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted and coffee with a fine intensity.
Palate: Medium + body. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted, licorice, coffee and a fine hoppy tail.
Overall impression: Lovely powerful beer!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bankkvartalet in Trondheim, Norway.
Arve_Christian (4844) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Pitch black color, good brownish foam. Medium aroma intensity; roasty, malt, leather,dark choclate and some licorice. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Close to black body with a large, creamy, light-brown, very long-lived head on top. Dry, malty and strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, ash and cigarettes. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee, ash, cigarettes and tobacco, with yeasty hints and faint fruits in the back. Light sweet taste with a long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, dry and with a soft carbonation. A nice one.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown. Brown head. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Some alcoho. Dark chocolate. Coffee, malt flavour. Leaves. Dry. Bitter. Medium to a bit thin body. Soft to flat carbonation.