lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 650 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone. Rated @ 30.7.2010.
Pours a black colour with a off-brown head. Roasted coffee and malts on the nose with dark chocolate. The taste is very dry; coffee, malts and chocolate just like in the aroma. Very stoutish. Medium bodied, oily and a bit watery mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Good and light. 7-4-7-3-15 3.6
650 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, almonds, birch leaves and strong burnt biscuit. Flavour of roasted malts, burnt biscuit, grassy hops, wood, salty licorice and weak fruitiness. Light bodied, disturbingly high carbonation and a lingering, roasty, bitter finish. Harsh and too much carbonation, but nice hop profile. 7-3-7-3-14 3.4
jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly carbonated. Head exploded and took five minutes to settle. When it did I was left with a smooth dark beer with a toasted malt presence as well as smoky coffee. Pleasant but uninspiring.
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malts bordering on burnt; not a lot of discernible hop flavor or aroma, but also not the complex malt qualities I hoped for or expected. I would like to try this beer again when I can be more certain of the freshness.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big coffee aroma, thin body. Very smooth drinking some vanilla. Slight bitter on the finish.
bmsulliv (187) - - FEB 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp and refreshing, very strong roasted malt flavor. Not hoppy nor very aromatic, dark porter color.
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NikkTwist (1744) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Poured near black with a big dark tan head. Tastes like dark roasted coffee. Some sweet malt notes but the burned coffee flavors dominate. Bit creamy when cold but ends up way too thin. Smooth dry finish.
gunnfryd (11191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, berries. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, berries, cofffe. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty milky licorice aroma with burnt earthy notes. Dry-sweet dusty earthy taste with citric burnt notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry metallic earthy burnt aftertaste with pine needle and flour notes. Nice, bold, drinkable. (0.65l bottle at Olympen, Oslo.)
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by esp0r at our (ok probably not so) wild and insane #1000 milestone afterparty. Dark brown body with a low beige head. Looks kind of flat but luckily it aint. Aroma of bread, caramel, lightly roasted. Taste is also quite malty, joined by yeast and flowery hops. Thin body compared to other Port Brewings, but after all itís a lager at 5% so thatís probably not so strange. Nice roasty-hoppy finish.
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at the Lost Abbey tasting room in San Marcos, CA. (Should this really be "Midnight Expression Lager?)
Opaque dark mahogany with small khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, coffee, caramel, chocolate and toast.
Taste of roasted malt, nuts, floral hops, caramel, chocolate and toast.
Light/medium body and medium/low carbonation. The thin body detracts from the enjoyment of this beer.
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