Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of sour berries, some funk, chocolate, some roasted notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sour notes, chocolate, some roasted notes and some funk. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ gunnfryd’s hytte
Slow gushing. Pours reddish black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, funk and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, roasted, caramel, funky and licorice. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A more or less black one, topped by a dense, beige head. Some lacing. Quite funky, lightly vinegarish aroma with some roasted malts, coffee, peppery notes and a chocolate touch. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, with a faint warmth. Licorice, roasted malts, balsamic vinegar, coffee, chocolate and some dried fruits. Lasting finish. Tasteful and complex, well worth a revisit. 150724
CraftBeerNick (1252) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On nitro at Arendsnest, 6th July 15. Black at midnight, Aroma is liquorice, dark chocolate, some coffee, flavour is rich, silky chocolate, coffee, leather, liquorice. Mouth feel is decadent and light, very smooth. Lovely easy drinking porter
OllieBBommel (1252) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle@home.
Appearance: deep dark brown with small light brown head.
Aroma: roasted malt, some spices.
Taste: chocolate, dark fruit, medium bitter with some sweet.
Palate: smooth, somewhat oily, lasting medium body, medum carbonation.
Overall: very nice.
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split just below the flight path, thanks to Daniel, 10/06/15.
Black with a decent dirty tan covering.
Nose is liquorice, light spice, dark malt, toffee, roasted tones.
Taste comprises rich chocolate, dark malts, toffee fudge, black pepper.
Medium + body, oily feel, sweetness tempered with earthy roast in the close.
Solid impy, well rounded, good balance, good sipping.
mR_fr0g (5359) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Leighton’s place. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Mahogany brown / black coloured pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is tangy dark dried fruits, Tangy, roast, milky, bit earthy, nutty roast. Bit of grape fruit. Flavour is composed of full tangy roast, dried apple, dark berry, vinous fruits, Palate is full sticky, moderate carbonation, sweet. Lingering roast. Bit of coffee.
mile (3427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, large and mostly lasting dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty - light oat and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light coffee, light - some hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty - light oat and lightly sweetish flavor, light - some roasted malt and light coffee, light - some hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty - light oat and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee with light - some hoppyness, light alcohol. Really nice roasted imperial porter. Not overly too sweet/not too much alcohol considering the body. Could use more bitterness (despite of 88 IBU present). Nice head.
The_Osprey (3227) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s. Picked up at Kris Wines. 11%, BB Aug 2020. Black, small dark brown head. Aroma is very big with soy sauce, liquorice, booze, oil, twigs. Body is medium, low carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is toffee, soy, dark burnt malts, light metallics, ashy, soft astringency. Pretty nice.
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours oily black with a creamy tan head. Heavy nose, lots of dark fruits, chocolate, roast. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, some burnt toffee, hearty oily burnt pine, dark berries, cocoa. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with gooey dark fruits, more berries, heavy chocolate, bitter scorched earth. Pretty punchy but pretty solid as well.