saxo (14036) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Medium head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, milk, licorice, chocolate, caramel and hops.
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled Thx tkrjukoff.
Black with a bubbly, beige head.
Milky chocolate. Slightly sourish.
A bit vinous with sweet fruits.
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a creamy beige head. Chocolate aroma, hops, cocoa and some spicy notes. Spicy malty flavor, chocolate and cocoa, slightly salty.
Leighton (10847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 Cask at CPK. Pours a dark brown with no head. Lots of cocoa malts on the nose. Flavor has strong notes of peat and booze, light roast, light bitterness. Medium bodied, flat and very warming. Finishes peaty, warming, lightly sweet with some roasty cocoa beans. Pretty nice.
BeerViking (2445) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Cask/gravity at Battersea BF 2011. Pours black edged with brown and a fine clingy beige crema, nose has treacle, demerara, alcohol, a little coffee and a hint of oak, then a big chewy body with a syrupy character perfectly balanced by a dry hoppiness and the alcoholic bite. Dry-roast after taste with more treacle notes. More like a strong Burton than a porter, but excellent either way. Re-rated at the Magpie, this time there’s also a little red fruit noticeable on the nose, plus a hint of fruity tartness on the tongue and a touch of spice in the dry-sweet finish.
evergreen0199 (2008) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and malt. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit. A lovely rich, warming porter that I always have when I see it on cask.
Nisse666 (4178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle (marked 7,5%) thx to tkrjukoff, cons 2011-02-04 Billdal
AR: souriness, chocloate
AP: dark brown body, brown beige head
F: sourness, chocolate, medium + bitterness
tkrjukoff (4053) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a rich brown head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet malty, fruity, dark fruits and hoppy. Sourish fruity mouthfeel. Fruity, tary, malty and sourish flavor. Fruity palate. Finishes shortlived dry tart.
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
66 cl bottle thanks to tkrjukoff! On February 4, 2011
Marked 7.5% ABV
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, licorice, malty, fruity, alcohol scent. Salty, grainy, licorice taste. Salty aftertaste, then comes a hoppy and grainy aftertaste as well after a while. Sort of thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours near black with pale brown head. The aroma is roasted, fruity and light spicy with a touch of Swedish julmust. Blackberries and salty, light sweet liquorice. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, spices, fruits and light julmust. The mouthfeel is round and light oily with a tiny tart finish. Light carbonation. Roast and a touch of hops on the finish. Medium bodied.