hackobock (1888) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 19, 2015. Bottle at home. 2014 vintage.
Dark brown, almost black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is chocolate, plums, vanilla, coffee, caramel and alcohol.
Taste is medium sweet caramel and prunes with a light bitter roastiness. Finish is soft, light bitter roasted with a light acidity leaving a dry lingering, light roastiness. Mouthfeel is smooth medium bodied, soft carbonation.
ninecats (221) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Close to black, brown head that dissipates slowly, leaving slight lacings. Full aroma of roasted malt, prunes, chocolate, coffee. Taste about the same, sweetish with coffee, cocoa and caramel, bitter finish. All in all flavours steinged together nicely. Medium to full body, soft carbo. Bravo.
Florya (537) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark brown, small head. Aroma: liquorice, caramel, vanilla, roast. Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation.
Gbgbrouge (261) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, almost black with extremely low beige head. Aroma mild but with clear notes of caramel, butterscotch and herbs. Taste with marked bitterness and some sweetness. Lacks a really solid body which would have lifted this porter.
Pyrmir (3698) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle at Roser, Skara. Near black with tan head. Aroma and taste has roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, coffee and alcohol with a very nice balance. Finish has lots of coffee and chocolate with an alcoholic warmth. Really nice
MisoW (2034) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from rlgk, many thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Bottle #192/510. Aroma is full of chocolate, coffee, plums, sweet, red fruits. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, plums, red fruits, medium body, red fruits. Very nice.
Dohny (289) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. dark color with beige head. Cocoa aroma, prunes. Dark chocolate, ash in flavor. Full body, oily texture.
Cuso (5347) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Dark chocolate, coffee, honey, wood in aroma. Taste, dark chocolate, caramel,coffee, wood, alcohol. Tasty.
Gurthnar (2395) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma intense chocolate, caramel, moderate roast, light dark fruits. Almost black colour. Taste is surprisingly moderately bodied. Initially rather fruity, light chocolate. After a moment it puffs up in mouth, creating more robust mouthfeel with more chocolate and dark malts overall. Overall very good beer. Winter sipper.
laakus (39) - Nossebro, - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 batch, appearance is black with a light creamy head, nose is roasty, with a sensation of coffee, light touch of alcohol. Mouth is medium body, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, the finish is long with a great sense of bitterness and unfortunately a taste of alcohol. Good porter overall though.