Andy_ (887) - 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.
Migmar (252) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, pretty soapy head. Roasty and smoky, coffee and chocolate. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. I always have a personal soft spot for strong porters, but this was not that complex nor interesting. Enjoyed it still.
KoNrRiI (683) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 bottle. Very dark brown almost black color, brownish head of medium size but it doesn’t stay long and is thin as well. Obviously malty aroma, quite a lot of bread and cereals, soft notes of puffed rice and coffee; the overall strength of these fragrances is low. The taste is driven by dark malts bearing hints of roasting, there is some berry-like fruitiness to it but rather negligible. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Finish presents more fruitiness of the same berry-like sort and is generally sweeter, other than that it’s still the same malty character with a nice doze of bitterness. Overall the beer is rather unremarkable for its style, cannot be classified as bad but it doesn’t excel either.
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fullers London porter är spontant det första jag kommer att tänka på. Ganska krämig och mycket kropp. Bra porter... Fasen måste ner i källaren och hämta en London porter och jämföra. Ok, jag hade ganska fel. Mer choklad i London och tunnare kropp.
Nordcore (1108) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Black with a minimal lightbrown head. Roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate with some coffee sence. Medium sweet with light bitterness. Dry roasted end.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 22.08.2013, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly roasted, dark malts, puffed rice, burnt caramel, toast, coffee, hay, grass. Taste is slightly harsh and burnt, dark roasted malts, harsh coffee, burnt caramel, burnt puffed rice, grass, toast, licorice, unripe banana. Longlasting harsh bitterness, slightly metallic. Next!!
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Finn for a 500ml bottle of this one. Bubbly, beige head reduced to a low layer. Poor lacing. A rustic shade to a deep dark coloured body. Restrained aroma of roasted grainy malts. Flavours of grainy chocolate malts, ash and a little touch of vanilla. Malt bitter ending. Fine bodied, not overly sweet. Pleasing (Tromsø, 03.08.2013).
oh6gdx (21858) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is mild plum, raisins, toffee, slight roast, liquorice and ashes. Flavour is roast, ashes, ripe fruits, mild lactic notes. Quite dry palate.
Psytron (1492) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of roasted malts, metal, chocolate. Dark brown colour, high brown head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, chocolate, some tar. Bitter and sweet, sweetness gets more through with warmth. Soft but plentiful carbon. Surprisingly watery when cold, no longer when warmer.
rosenbergh (8014) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BB 06/12/14. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
The beer in the glass is dark reddish brown almost black coloured with a small tan head. The aroma is rather mild with roasted malt, dark chocolate, some sweetness and grassy hoppy notes.
The flavour is very roasted malty with ashy and dark chocolate notes and some grassy hoppy bitterness. Balanced. Very drinkable for a 8% porter.