Beer4000 (4947) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear, very dark amber body with a huge, creamy, long lasting, lacing beige head. Quite mild in aroma, but very promising, dark malt, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is surprisingly smooth, balanced and tasty for the moderate ABV, dark malt, pleasant roast, coffee, dark chocolate and light but balanced bitterness. Very nice body, surprisingly full bodied consideration the low alcohol. Smooth and tasty, long lasting aftertaste. A really nice session porter. No cooked vegetables here and no nonsense, just straight to the core a very nice porter.
johanegdetveit (1) - - APR 11, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great with a roasted duck. Tastes like a stronger beer, great balance. With dark chocolate I find it a little on the slim side.
Frode (358) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Dark brown with off-white head. Caramel and roasted malt. Medium sweet and bitter.
bergstaden (1569) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aorma - Malt body with some roasted malt tones with coffee and dark chocolate with some bitternes - The roasted malt goes into the finish - This was nice, but a little bit on the thin side
tfredvik (1300) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one starts out really promising with an amazing, sweet, malty, complex and strong aroma of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate sauce and caramel, with rope and tar in the back. It also looks good, it looks surprisingly viscous for such a low ABV when I pour, the beer has a black body with a small, light-brown, long-lived head that laces the glass well. The flavour is a slightly let-down, it’s fairly strong, but the lovely chocolatey feel is far less strong and instead it’s the coffee that’s in charge. It also feels quite ashy, and there are some traces of sweet fruits. The taste is light sweet and light to moderate bitter. It’s a light-bodied beer with a bit watery texture (so why did it look so thick and viscous?) and moderate carbonation. Enjoyable.
[50 cl bottle, from Meny Bjølsen, Oslo]
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle from #21. Yeah, it’s quite dark this. As good as black or the least really deep dark brown looking. It also has a nice medium sized light ashy brown top - great retention and some nice lacings as well. The first thing on the nose is bitter dark chocolate and a good amount of dark caramel blended with roasted malts and green banana. Absolute fair, but perhaps a tad untraditional? It has as expected a bit of a thin and near watery mouthfeel wrapped in a soft prickling carbonation level. The taste has dry cocoa, cardboard, lots of rocky minerals and a little bit of nuts also located here. I like the dryness this one gives me. A bit like dry cocoa powder. A faint woody thing also located near the finish. Could be a nice one of only it had some more body and mouthfeel. 01.03.2014
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel bitter finish.
Simonsen (787) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske. Delt av onkel martin. Svart farge, beige skumtopp, moderat karbonert. Smaker mørkbrent malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Ganske mye sødme. Tynn pg vannaktig til å være porter, men det et tross alt en butikkøl
metalspice (225) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Svart med høyt beige skum som forsvinner fort. Ristet malt og kirsebær i duften. Smaken domineres av kaffe hvor ettersmaken går over i espressobitter. Litt utvannet munnfølelse med for mye kullsyre.
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sort av farge med et off Whitney skum, skummet holdt seg bra og la seg etterhvert som et lokk. Aroma av røstet malt, moden frukt og sjokolade. Smaken føler aromaen, litt vannete munnfølelse og en tørr avsluttning.