Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Boboski: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a nice own foamy head with average retention. Aroma of black chocolate malt. Taste is a mix between some black chocolate with some limited sweetness and a dry finish which is more or less pleasant. Body is slightly above average with some medium carbonation. The dry finish leave me a bit perplex but still an interesting take on a style that I don’t experience often enough.
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled(500ml). -Dark brown/black coloured, medium sized thick beige head, mild smoked malty nose. The aroma is sweet and roasted malty, with nice toffee and chocolate notas. Few alcohol and raisins hints. Pleasant bitter sweet finish, but to be honest I’ve expected a better porter.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle BB 30/11/07) Caramel, roasted, licorice, slightly alcoholic and dark bread aroma. Dark brown-red colour, small to average size, brownish, more or less fully diminishing head with fair lacing. Caramel, licorice, sweet, roasted, dark bread and slightly chocolate flavour. Softly carbonated, medium to full-bodied, slightly alcoholic and astringent palate. Tasty porter! 06/02/07
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colored, slight red hints. Little brown head. Sweetness, licorice, oak, some roastiness and mild alcohol in aroma, still it could be stronger. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is better with sweet caramel and roasted licorice, nice hops also in mouthfeel making it to be biting and drying. Aftertaste has mild alcohol and licorice, hops and bitterness also there.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown, a bit of ruby when held up to the light. Sparse tan head, reduced in short order to a ring and thin film. No lace. Decent sweety fruity malt aroma.
More fruity malt in the taste - very prominent. A mild roasted barley finish - lightly spiced (hops?). Bitter chocolate, coffee, and tart fruit in the aftertaste. Some mild hop bitterness right at the end.
Full bodied, lightly carbonated.
Geiserich (4122) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Very fruity, sweet aroma with intensive molasses notes. Off-white head, reddish-black color. Flavor is sweet, intensive toffee and molasses notes and light caramel flavor. Light alcoholic finish with acid notes. Notes of plums, candy and strong sweeted coffee. Complex, pleasant brew.
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong sourish liquorice aroma up front with molasses later on. Clear ruby black that is almost opaque. Virtually no foam. Interesting wood smokey flavour in front of nice molasses with notes of liquorice. Low to no bitterness which is just fine in this beer. Very unique. Medium body, low carbonation, moderately sweet finish.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, reddish mahogany color with a big off-white head. Sweetish, roasted malt aroma. A very solid body with roasted accents of malt. Sweetish with a bitter malt finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Masberg. The body of this beer is a lightly glossy black and it holds a frothy, thumb thick, tan head that is mostly lasting.
The aroma holds molasses, stewed raisins, hearty bread grains and mild licorice and caramel.
Very light malty, molasses influenced first sip. The mouthfeel thickens toward the finish becoming creamy about the same time prune and raisin flavors develop. There is also more of that hearty grain flavor that suggests a filling sweet bread spiked with molasses and raisins for sweetness. There is a silky roundness to what is essentially not a very thick beer that makes it feel fuller than it is. As it warms the finish takes on cooked sweet cherry/marzipan notes that add the suggestion of candy hardness to the finish. A very subtle beer this that keeps challenging you as you sio at it. Very nice.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Bottled 330ml, bought at Beer Paradise, Holstebro. A glorious porter. Aroma molasses, caramel, maybe smoky. Good lacing, frothy tan head, glorious flavour, liquorice, fruity and caramel. Beautiful stuff. The bottle I got looks different to the one shown here.