Douberd (2298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Ridgeway Imperial Porter) Bottle 500ml from Hermod, thanks! Poured into a snifter, ABV 8%
Dark brown on the body, small an thin, almost frothy tan head, with low retention. Minimal lacing left behind.
Aroma of light chocolate, oats, some liquorice.
Taste is a bit better, roasted malts, chocolate, oats, the alcohol a bit notable on the finish, mildly bitter aftertaste.
Medium thin body, much thinner than I expected from the alcohol level, low carbonation too.
Overall okay, nothing special.
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Helsinki.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and licorice.
Roasted flavour of caramel, licorice and bisquits.
Light roasted finish.
Marduk (2733) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Very dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Orange peel, nettles, thistle in aroma. Minerals, sweet, herbal, chocolate in taste. Tastes sit in different corners and don’t want to communicate to each other. Flat. Soft to medium carbonation. Minerals in aftertaste. Nah, not doing it for me.
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Sweet caramelly aroma, but of roast, some zestiness even. Black, brief tan head. Feels flat in the mouth. Rough nasty burnt malts. Rotten and stinky again. Later, the aroma picks up the stinky aspects, not so good at all. Later I even get alcohol from the taste. Nope, this is not good at all, apart from the early look, but the head did flatten too quickly, and later it was even looking dull and flat, not sure it was even worth 4.
SperkeleForce (550) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours black with thin white lacing head. Notes of roasted, coffee, bread, chocolate.
Toomio (209) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vähän hajuton, vähän mauton, mutta kuulaan musta. Raikas portteri. Kyllä toistekin voi juoda.
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head, quite thick black body. It’s not a heavy palate, actually a bit watery. The aroma is quite good, with wood and coffee. Slightly bitter. The taste is not so full.
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket i Skibotn 11 Aug 13. Ultradyp mørk amber. Nesten svart. Lavt skum som raskt går over i en tynn film. Beskjeden kaffearoma. Smaken sammensatt: Litt kaffe. Sjokolade. Godt integrert. Ikke påtrengende. Ettersmak av sjokolade.
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark deep ruby color, tiny beige head. Aroma of bread and toasted, even burnt maltyness. Mediun-bodied. Caramel, licorice, light alcohol in the finish. Lowish bitterness. A bit like Baltian porters.
Andy_ (689) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear reddish brown coloured beer with minimal off white head. Faint aromas of vanilla and dark malts. Flavors of licorice and malts. Finish has alcohol. Medium full palate with moderately high carbonation. Weirdly tasteless and highly carbonated for a porter.