lopisar (241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly hoppy aroma for the style. Flower with some citrus but also dark malt. Medium bitterness. Nice color.
tfredvik (1416) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy black body with a bit small, tan and fairly long-lived head that sticks somewhat to the glass. Strong aroma that is surprisingly little malty but with a rather strong hop influence of pine and herbs. Lightly roasted malts in the back and traces of smoke. The strong flavour is much more malty, with coffee and other roasted elements. There is also faint notes of dry cocoa and chocolate in the late finish. The hops are evident in the flavour as well: pine in front with grapefruit and herbs in the back. The alcohol is noticeable, but not unpleasant. Magnificent mouthfeel: it’s a full-bodied beer with a creamy and smooth texture, soft carbonation and a very dry end. A nice hoppy porter not that far away from a BIPA.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Inbreak (2873) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
30.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Big light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh grassy, fresh hops, pine needles, rubber, leafs, roasted grain, coffee, dark malts, grass, minerals, burnt caramel, bark. Taste is kind of sour-ish grassy, leafs, pine needles, hops, grass, alcohol, sour coffee, dark malts, burnt caramel, soil, bark. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
StilleStorm (1064) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DAA; Bottle 33 CL. Pours black with a huge, creamy, lots of lacing, forever lasting tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, sour tobacco, coffee, leather, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, sweet citrus and light spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, sweet citrus, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från systemet - Kolsvart med vitt skum. Väldigt spritig doft. Lite tunn i kroppen. Lite brända toner i smaken annars är det mest alkoholsmak.
rollerton (173) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SB. Pours two fingers of head. Aroma: typically roasted. Taste: also roasted. Very nice beer!
blogmeabeer (26) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark dark brown. Thick tan head. To the nose it’s packed with vanilla, liquorice and coffee. Tasting shows a big warm malty porter. Liquirce, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Somewhat roasted. High bitterness and somewhat sweet. Perfect beer for sipping on a cold and late winter eve.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy nose, dark brown, tan head. Very hopy for the style, DIPA crossover. Chocolate, grass, liquorice, fennel. Nice.
HULK777 (494) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, and dark bread aroma. Malty, some sweet fruits also in the taste. Dark and rich. Some licorice in the aftertaste. Bitter also.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial porter sopraffina, con un corpo oleoso e denso che lascia scivolare sul palato intense note di caffé e di cioccolato, con una punta di vaniglia. Molto, molto buona. In abbinata con uno stufato di renna tradizionale svedese, io l’ho trovata magica!