fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light brown head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, roasted, mocca, moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 A dark brown beer with a red shine, with a beige colored head, looking something like rising bread. The aroma is sweet with strong fruit notes as well as notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a light roasted note, that gives the beer a dryness which mixes in with notes of chocolate. I find it very light for a Porter (though not out of style), so I’m a bit disappointed in it taking the style and brewery into account.
I had Redhook Nitrogen Porter, I think at R.F.D. in DC - I guess it is the same beer just on nitro. I gave it one less in appearance and one less overall - and only deviation in my notes is a comparison to Guinness.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a dark mahogany with a reddish glow. Small, off-white head. Aroma of hard roasted malt. Medium-bodied with loads of hard roasted malt and some lightly burned accents. Vague bitter finish from the malt. 170406
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, small bronish head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, burnt wet wood and some slight caramel. Flavour is coffee, some dark fruits and slightly yeasty. Also some slight roasted malts to be foiund. Pleasant, but quite watery palate.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours an almost black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweet roasted malty finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask GBBF ... Black but not solid ... sweet malt little hop nose ... watery for a stout ... rich caramel malts ... soft and gentle.
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color. Simple beer with an amount of caramel and roasted malt, but nothing special; quite dry.
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Black, virtually no head. Yes it’s got choc, but it’s a fairly unremarkable USA porter. Lacks intensity, except on a tingly finish. Not great.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Typical Redhook. Not bad, but not great.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, and maybe some malt. Very dark brown color; very little head. It ends with chocolate, but it starts with coffee. There are some hops, thinnish body, some undistinguishable fruit. Pleasant to quaff. A bit fresher than many porters. Lively. The aftertaste is coffee with some light bitterness. Took a fair while to get to the aftertaste.