minihame2 (372) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, slightly translucent against light with a little tan head. Malty aroma, not too strong, some oats as well. Taste starts very easy, then ends with a bitter finish with a lingering aftertaste. Tastes pretty much like what you’d expect from your typical porter. Mouthfeel is somewhat light but still smooth and creamy with easy carbonation. Decent porter but there are plenty of better ones out there.
harrisoni (16701) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Reading BF 2016 and drunk at home. Black dark brown beer lasting tan head. roasty malt aroma with some character some chocolate some dark fruits. decent carbonation. really quite a decent likeable drinkable porter. fine. Blackcurrant biscuit with melted chocolate and cream.
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear brown color. Tiny size, beige bubbly head, disappears. Sweet, coffee, toffee, alcohol, caramel in aroma. Coffee, caramel, roast in taste. Coffee and roast and sweet in aftertaste. Nice one.
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Nice rich roasty aroma, bit of choc there. Taste is slicker, sticky and coco powder taste. Dry powdery. palate. Pretty rough and messy.
martjoobolut (2582) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours brown. Aroma is sweet, oats, malt, some fruits. Flavor is sweet and malty, roast, fruits, some oats. Overall: good.
suurjuust (2635) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Bottle shared by Phil. Dark brown beer, almost no head. Nose is roasty, coffee, ashy notes, some chocolate. Flavor is roasty, ashy, milk chocolate. Finishes with more ash, roast, chocolate. Not bad.
Hanoi (762) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is smokey, vanilla,, hint of coffee, chocolate. Taste follows, with rich dark chocolate, vanilla, smoke, charcoal, cream, coffee icecream and a lightly bitter licorice finish. Rich mouthfeel.
A really lovely beer.
mikkopen (1013) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Black, with a thin tan head. Sweetish roasted malty arome, with chocolate and notes of vanilla and liquorice. The flavour is roasted malty, with coffee and fruity notes, and a dryish, ashy bitter finish. Very nice.
tiong (6033) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Alko. Pours dark brown, almost black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, licorice, vanilla and hints of chocolate. Taste is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Finish is slightly roasty and sweetish with some chocolate, coffee and burnt notes. Okay.
imdownthepub (12664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 355ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Black with cream head. There is a bitter-sweetness to this from the off, bitter coffee and liquorice notes then sweetish chocolate. It is big on the palate, some fruitiness. Pretty decent beer.