mr_h (4600) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - opaque deep reddish brown, thin beige head, sweet chocolate aroma, intermittent lacing, chocolate, dark fruits flavour, well balanced, fruity malty finish
larsga (7158) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small coarseish beige head. Clear deep dark red body. Delicate earthy spicy aroma with herbal licorice notes. Dry-sweet earthy raisiny dusty taste with fruity grape notes. Mid-bodied. Soft, mild, flat, fluffy mouthfeel. Dryish grape, resin, and wood aftertaste with herbal spicy licorice notes. Lovely! Subtle, drinkable, and full of flavour. Very vivid. (0.237l cask at Union Tavern, London.)
joe19612 (2469) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ascot 2013. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, taste is bitter with plenty of roasted malt with a dry waterery finish.
Finwe (427) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and liquorice with a hint of toffee. Burnt and hoppy bitter taste. Rather dry and bitter finish.
Hermod (5985) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Dark brown, thin brown head. Roasty, chocolaty aroma. Cold coffee as well. Flavor has roastedness, cocoa, coffee. Quite flavorful. Decent dry porter, medium bodied.
rosenbergh (9932) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny light tan head.
Roasted malt, milky sweetness, strong coffee and some liquorice dryness in the aroma.
The flavour is very roasted and dark. Coffee, malt and mild milky sweetness. Thin. Thin for a 5.1% porter.
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VastActiv (5439) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is dark brown with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of chocolate and some roasted malts. Nice but little bit of thin.
tiong (6188) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2014
Pours dark brown with a bubbly head. Aroma of roasted malts, nutty notes, hints of spices and caramel. Taste is smooth, slightly roasty and nutty with notes of cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, nutty and slightly watery with some nutty notes. A bit untypical porter.
laiti (7914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is quite light with some roasted tones and hints of coffee. Flavour is a bit odd with some roasted tones, coffee and English hops. Finishes with more English hops and some toffee. Like a mixture of EPA and porter. A disappointment; this does not reach the level of roastiness I expect from porters.
Vladivostok (416) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhere near the bottom of the cask I would guess so can’t comment on the head but a nice coffee aroma followed by quite a robust palate. Quite a bitter finish but a reasonable example of the genre.