Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from the border shop Kilpishalli in Finland. Deep and clear, ruby-brown body, dense, beige head, slowly declining. No lace. Rather strong and inviting smell of chocolate and cocoa powder. The taste does not quite match the nose with its smoked, ash-dry malts, added by a little tartness and roasted bitterness to the ending. Medium to thin bodied. Provides some moments of joyful beer drinking (at home, Tromsø 09.03.2012).
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 L bottle, kindly provided by Rune. Thanks, man! Pours a clear dark ruby brown, topped by a low, lightly tanned head. Nice coffe-scented malt aroma. Subtle smoke tones, and a hint of dusty hops. Dry cocoa/coffee-ish malt flavor. Discreet smoke. Light roasty, faint tarry. Light to medium full. Slick mouthfeel. Dryish, chalky malt ending. A harmonios and well balanced Smoked.
Beerhammaren (550) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a large, frothy light tan head. Aroma is light smoke, bit of malts and hops. Hint of wood, MAYBE. Flavor is dark malts, light smoke and hops. Dry finish, some bitterness.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Dyp brunrød. Lavt, litt farget skum som forsvinner fort - og blir fullstendig borte. Etterlater et glass som ser ut som ekstra mørk cola! God kaffearoma med innslag av sjokolade. 0 kullsyre. Smaken er brukbart fyldig. Litt røykpreg men en finner også sjokolade & lakris. Litt tørr avslutning. Mye smak for %. KI=7
Gurthnar (606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown clear colour. Small head, quickly disappearing. Aroma of wood, smoke, roasty, hints of caramel. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Finish smoky bitter.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[500ml bottle at 4.5% from Millets Farm near Abingdon] Dark brown with a swiftly-diminishing beige head and a moderate fizz. Rather thin but pleasantly frothy mouthfeel. A light, dry woodsmoke permeates throughout this beer, with hints of ash at times, and there’s sweet chocolate behind. It’s subtle, light and pleasant - I rather enjoyed it, but felt it could have been fuller bodied at the higher US strength, especially if served from cask. Still decent in its current form though.
UDBeernut (873) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from coldbrewky, no freshness info, poured into a pint glass.
Deep amber with tan on the edges, no head what so ever. Nose has nut, light smoke, caramel. Taste is wonderfully complex with the the same as the nose minus the nut, add flower. Mouth is medium bodied and creamy. Yum.
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and wood. Roast and chocolate aroma. Medium bodied porter, pours jet black with virtually no head. Good drinkability as soft carbonation, though the wood was not that well integrated and enjoyable. Understated roast. US version at 5.8%.
coldbrewky (1319) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Art, Got a bottle of this with your name on it in my basement. Bright burnt sienna with consistent small spotty lacing on glass. Sloooooow carbonation but steady. No head. Nose of oak. Active quaffing brings this lighter bodied porter to life. Oak/peat/smoked malt/bacon/lager finish in order of appearance. Yeah.
kingstoni (757) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 4.5%. Black color with a light brown creamy head. Smoky aroma. Flavour is smoke with some cocoa and liqourice. Smooth texture.