Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewery tap, Temple Bar. Has the appearance of a dark lager, with a reddish tint and a thick head. Served too cold, and the aroma doesn’t come off. Mild aroma is subtle malt. It’s very smooth with lingering toasty finish and honey notes. Not the best Porterhouse stout but still good.
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @Kaunis Kampela. Poured dark brown with a creamy looking head. Wonderful coffee aroma and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee and chocolate, almost burnt malt. Finish is somewhat dry. Thin, but quite enjoyable.
gunnar (6339) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a huge frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some dark chocolate as well. Taste is strong of robust roasted malts, coffee and some dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Medium sticky and smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown close to opaque but with a vague orange hue and a creamy beige head. Sweetish hard roasted malt in the nose and a little dried dark fruit. Medium body, again hard roasted malt and dark fruit with a lightly smoky whiff. Ends dryish but not overly hoppy. A solid light Porter. 280211
Dedollewaitor (14531) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse , 2011. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Dust, bread, vague roast and chewy caramel. Smooth and tasty.
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured black in colour with tanned head. Cocoa and coffee aromas. Flavour roasted coffee and dark chocolate.
rlgk (13163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Dark amber, creamy brownish head. Roasted amlt aroma. Soot flavor, roasted, milky, with some chocolate and cocoa.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Glossy pitch pour- detectably ruby at the edges, with an attractive, dimpled grey-tan collar. Nose is a dribble-maker; Nutella on burnt (not inedible) toast, streaks of blackcurrant jam deep down, a glossy black carapace of waxed carbon and carob draped with Young’s-like Cadbury’s lushness. Fuck, I’m having a bit of a rave about this, and it probably isn’t even very good. It’s been a long time since I’ve taken delivery of a box of treats, which this is; fag ash on toast, burnt pistachios, the faint grittiness of Galena wrapped up in a soft, slightly lactic chocolate sweetness. Slick and full-bodied. Tastes and feels like Gwince still does in some of the pubs in Dublin (really). Impressive- I dare say highly sessionable, conversational stuff. Could drink this until it came out of my eyes. Sometimes 330ml of plain’s your only man.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back by a friend. Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium beige head. One of the best smelling beers I’ve experienced. Like chocolate milk and a bit of roasty coffee. Flavor is roasted malt and ashy grain with a bit of chocolate before a creamy and bitter finish.
esox (1177) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark brown colour, rich and creamy head. Nice, bell balanced aroma of dry and moderately roasted malts, a hint of dried fruits and resins of hops. Dry and slightly sour-roasty taste, a hint of coffee in the finish. Balanced mouthfeel is enjoyably dry and soft.