tfredvik (1108) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Close to black body with hints of red. Creamy, long-lived, light-brown head that reduces to a thin layer. Strong, dry, heavy malty and burnt aroma of ash and tobacco. Also faint fruits, black currant, chocolate, coffee and leather. Strong, burnt and ashy flavour profile with accompanying tobacco. Some sweet fruits, black currant and coffee in the back. Light-bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation. A decent porter, but maybe a bit ashy and burnt for the style?
[50 cl bottle, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg, Sweden]
Holmen1 (2378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske hos Einar (takk til Sara!): flott porterutseende - svart og med beige skum som varer. Fint balansert aroma og smak med kaffe, mørke lett syrlige bær og et snev av røyk, selv om røykmalt ikke står nevnt i maltprofilen. Lett munnfølelse og noe vandig ettersmak. Ok porter men ingen højdare.
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the Bishops Arms, Park Avenue, Goteborg 21/03/14.
Black with a good sized tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, biscuit, cardboard, earthy cocoa.
Taste comprises light roast, touch of cocoa, papery tones, dark fruit ring.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Pretty so so porter, lacks depth.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (Real Ale) at Green Lion Inn. Dominated by coffee and dark chocolate with some dried fruits.
Gurthnar (1656) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma lightly fruity, otherwise roasted malts. Light wheat. Clear dark brown colour. Taste is mostly fruity, with only light roastiness, taking over mostly in the finish. Not exactly enchanting, but OK beer. A bit too thin bodied.
Cuso (4434) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nisse666, many thanks. Almost black color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, prunes, licorice in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate. Coffeebitter finish. Good.
MisoW (1225) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, kindly shared by Cuso. Pours dark brown, nearly black color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, banana, chocolate. Taste is smoked, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee.
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Bishops Arms, Park Avenue, Gotham City (as my mother called it... Bless). Poured a deep mahogany with a thin light tan head. The aroma is light roasted malt, sweet caramel. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery hop bitter liqourice light smoke palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Served cool which probably suited the beer as I don’t think there was too much more there in the background if it had been served warmer. Nice enough tho.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thnx to rlgk! Cheers! Pours a blackish beer with a small, beige ring of head on top. Aroma has some coffee, toffee and vanilla present. Flavor is medium sweet, full bodied for the low abv and as a long, light sticky aftertaste. Sweetness suits the beer very well and it’s quite enjoyable. Missing some slight complexity maybe, but is still very full flavored. Easy drinkable and a great session porter. Nice one.
Linnet (1096) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: roasty, coffee, ash, undefined fruitiness.
Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: medium bite, dry, salty, ashy, coffee.
P: medium/light body, soft carbonation.