VastActiv (2651) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of chocolate, spices, ginger? and malts.
armando629 (2405) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle as a gift.
Poured opalescent brown with a medium froathy tan head. Aroma of light roasted-toasted grains, fruity yeast. Easy body, light chocolate and dark fruits, some fruity yeasts. Fine beer but not a very exciting one.
daje (2043) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Unclear brown color, low beige head. Aroma of belgian yeast, nuts, sweet caramel. Strong bitter taste, raisins, dark malt, spices. Lasting bitter malt aftertaste.
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Slightly malty bit lacks any distinctive taste.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 10.09.2013, 0,5l bottle (#849b expired on 07.08.2013) @ home, courtesy og Jan Ove @ Matkroken for testing purpose:
Nice slightly brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, roasted dark malts, roasted nuts, chocolate, puffed rice, caramel, hay, roasted grain, hints of coconut. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, burnt caramel, roasted nuts, hay, chocolate, hops, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly thin body. Very nice, has evolved fine since it was released last year.
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Bottle from Beergeek, Prague. Hazy brown color with medium beige head. aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, caramel, chocolate. Chocolate in taste together with caramel, milk coffee, roasted malt. Coffee bitter finish. This is clearly porter for me. Good, powerful beer for 4.5 ABV.
Nordcore (1005) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a medium lightbrown head. MAlt and chocolate aroma. The taste is sweet with a chocolate ending. 28.12.2012
Plovmand (6318) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malt and has some dark fruity notes. The flavor is nutty and light roasted. Some tobacco as well. No Belgian feel to it.
hallinghansen (1904) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ cecil spring tasting. Hazy brownish body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is nuts, malt, spices. Flavor is nuts, malt, spicy. Thin body.
KingCecil (2042) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Cecil spring tasting ´13 it pours murky brown with a small light tan head... The aroma is pepper, spicy and some dark fruits... The flavor is cinnamon, pepper, spicy and yeast...