Kavu (4102) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a low brown head. Aroma is light with roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts with a hoppy finish. Very well balanced. One if the best low ABV porters I’ve tried.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 15, 2011 - on draught at Porterhouse (Covent Garden). Deep clear ruby with a tan/light brown creamy head, doesn’t diminish at all - looks like it should be a dessert topping. Beautiful simple light porter aroma - non-acidic roast, dry, a bit of mineral and cocoa - vague . Taste follows - simple, smooth, light body, mild carbonation, quick-finishing with no real aftertaste, just some dry grainy roast and light herbal bitterness. So good, and I love how there is no sweetness or syrup to it. Nice one.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle with tear-off cap, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. ABV is 5%. Very dark brown to black colour, large beige head. Roasty aroma with notes of mild coffee and dark chocolate, a hint of wood and bonfires, also hints of hops. Very nice roasty flavour, fairly dry, notes of coffee, hints of dark bitter chocolate and wood, decent hops throughout. Not extreme in any way, just well balanced and highly drinkable.
stouby (4437) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (roasted, brown sugar), light hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light body, kind of watery.
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, almost black. Clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, malty, caramel, toffee, faint light chocolate. Sweet flavor, a bit too sweet, but still nice. Light syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is vegetables, sweet malt, little roasted coffee, feel is mediumcreamy, carb is low, taste is burnt sugar, some oak, leaves, weak sour finish
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Hints of chocolate on the nose. Very thick mouthfeel with rich dark malt flavors, bitter dark chocolate, a hint of astringency from the black malts but the late edition hops seem to balance it out. Great session beer.
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle - Very dark brown,almost black,with a tan head. Plain chocolate,coffee and roasted malt in the aroma. Smooth and chocolatey taste with roasted coffee,chocolate and some soapy hints detected. Enjoyable and easy to drink.
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Malja, Kuopio. Originally rated on 9.10.2010. Decent, quite roasty porter with notes of hops.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft at Fountainhead. Pours a brownish black with a tan head. Nose is faintly roasty and charred. some grassy hop notes and charcoal seem to dominate. On tasting, it is creamy with cocoa and more of the acrid charcoal notes coming through. Soft on the palate and a bit thin bodied. Pretty one dimensional but also unoffensive. Okay.