rollerton (141) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at brewery tasting. Very good porter, although I prefer imperial ones. This one is easy to drink and enjoy.
77ships (5041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesey of Kraddel. Sampled 500 ml. bottle @ De Rampkrot. Blacish dark brown, little bubbles. Nose is cacao, umami, stale chocolate cereal, oxidized,…. Taste is thin, bitter chocolate cereal, touch metallic, herbal, thin coffee & chocolate,… Thinned out body. I don’t see any date but this does feel too old. Okay still.
kraddel (4502) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear but extremely dark brown. No real head. Smell is sweet , some chocolate, typical porter maltyness. Taste is malts, sharp and metallic. Some chocolate. Sweet, some mild coffee tones. OK ...
Jahe (92) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour dark with light brown small dissapearing head. Chocolate roasted malt and some Coffe. Dark Coffe some chocolate. Dry medium body
ramboraffe (999) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rover, Göteborg. Black with tanned head. Smell is roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted with chocolate and coffee. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Colin (Theydonbois) cheers Colin! consumed at home Tuesday 30th December 2014 Pours deep dark brown showing a slight ruby hue, mid sized beige head atop, looks good. Served a tad cold a first (totally my fault). A little thin weak coffee comes through. Roastiness across tongue and roof of mouth, but quite restrained. Some light chocolate also picked up. Its good, subtle and quite tasty. A6 A5 T7 P4 Ov13 3.5
jookos (3227) - FINLAND - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (trade w/nisse666). Dark brown, black. Soft leathery, coffee roasty tones, green herbals. Med bodied, quite soft smooth filling still. Somewhat milky roastedness, roasted coffee beans. Clean, ok.
Yoachim (46) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Luktar choklad, kära, surt, alkohol.
Smakar choklad, metall, beskt, alkohol. Banan.
ElDesmadre (2153) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cunningham, thanks! Chocolate, caramel, light roast, mineral-earthy notes and a whiff of hops. In this ordr of appearance. Pleasant, though nothiong special. It gets more interesting in the taste, where an initial, soft wave of ground cocoa finishes light roasted/tart, which is balanced by notes of chocolate liqeur as the beer warms. Very nice, sessionable brew.
tfredvik (1322) - 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]