FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Rating is an average of two ratings, which surprisingly ends up larger than both!
Draught (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki)
Thick black opaque, a bit cold. It’s a refreshing porter. As it warms, the dark roast malts come through very pleasantly. (6-5-8-4-14=3.7)
Rerate: 500ml bottle - shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Rich dark brown, tan head. Rich chocolaty nose. Big roasty body. Some sweet smoky bacon nose too. Got some soap from the hops a few times. Finish is deliciously roasty. Great burntness, not astringent at all. Classic strong porter. (7:4+:8:4+:15=3.8)
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Oliver Twist Close to black. Firm smallish light brown head. A strongly coffee-like porter with very roasty flavours and tiny brown sugar notes. Not Nyna’s best mouthfeel imo, a bit unfilling, a certain creaminess, yet expanding, foamy palate. No chocolate noted. Dryish finish with tobacco nuances and almost no fruitiness. Simpler than I anticipated. I don’t quite understand the high scores.. well it’s dark.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of coffee. Sweet roasted malty finish with some hints of coffee in the aftertaste.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) As black as can be, big beige head. Licorice dominates in aroma with hoppy bitterness, nice roasted coffee is also rich there. Nice aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has even stronger roastiness with licorice and sweet caramel, I like this. Hops come up in drying aftertaste. Biting palate.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse 68, Stockholm. Very full and rich, with roasty goodness. Sort of sharp though..
Re-rate: Way too smoky. Never again!
motelpogo (6469) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rbesg06, on tap at the rover. a very dark shade of brown with a light tan head. dark chocolate aroma. a bit on the gooey chocolate sticky side but with plenty of roasted bitterness. balanced and tasty
Skinnyviking (6954) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Low white and quickly disappearing head. Pitch black body. Powerful cocoa coffee aroma. Flavor as indicated by the aroma. Some bitterness and a bit of alcohol.
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
2005 bottle at SBWF 06. Wood and vanilla aroma with a little alcohol. Black colour, small creamy brown head. Nice flavour, not overly powerful, but with all the right stuff. Nice, well-creamed coffee flavour. Bitter chocolate aftertaste. Semi-thick mouthfeel. Quite nice indeed.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Kookfest, September 2006. Thanks to Per for this one. Very dark brown colour, verging on black. Smoky malt and tobacco in the aroma. More burnt malt, liquorice and touches of chocolate on the finish. Decent but I didn’t really discern anything exceptional.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Kookfest. Milky coffee flavouurs with liquorice and fruit. Quite drinkable, but it felt like something was missing?