trotwood (49) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma of chocolate, biscuits and bit of coffee. Medium sweetness. Carbonation could be a bit softer, while the texture is too thin in my view. Overall, a recommendable porter.
Kauge (1325) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a Comarket in Tallinn (€ 1,19), Sept 2014. BB 12/07/15. Pours black with a mahagony glare - head is big, creamy in coulour, laces nicely and drops slowly. Disturbingly, the aroma recalls boiled vegetables and some bad black bread, cold black coffee, caramel or molasses, it’s sweet, sour and acidic. Taste is quite sweet of caramelised sugar, also a lot of roasty malts, black bread, it’s also got some bitterness to it. Overall not very pleasant, metallic, acidic, sour taste. Body and carbonation medium, dry and metallic on the palate, a bit watery even. Metallic finish with very little but pronounced, daggering bitterness. Both times I’ve recently had this I’ve wished this was in a smaller bottle. I ain’t a fan.
Garlic_of_Doom (619) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jan, thanks!
Black with a thick khaki coloured head.
Aroma is roasted and slightly tart, has some cacao and sweetness to it.
Taste is sweet with chocolate, light roast and hops, slight alcohol.
Medium body, high but smooth carbonation, smooth and round mouth feel.
Short after taste.
Beerhammaren (1570) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.5l bottle from Rimi Tallin
Pours dark ruby red with medium high tan creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark bead, dark malts, plums and some nuts. Coffee and mudcake. Flavor is dark bread, dark malts, syrup and plums. Hint of alcohol at the end. Medium bodied beer with warm, soft mouthfeel.
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, reife Früchte, Gewürze, Salz. Geschmack süß schokoladig, fruchtige Noten, Karamell, Zucker, leicht alkoholisch.
djoeye (3148) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge beige head on the black-brown body with dark ruby tones. Crocheted and curtain’ish lacings.
Aroma; roasted malts, black syrup, prunes and (straw)berries, chocolate, flowers.
Taste; sweet roasted malts, hints of hops, mocca coffee with caramel syrup droplets, very modest liquorice notes, notes of some berries.
On palate somewhat dry, nice body, soft carbonation.
Finishes with warmth, dark roasted caramels, hoppy hints and anonymous berries.
Overall an easy decent porter.
[50cl brown spec.btl 6.9%abv BB25.03.15]
kraddel (5725) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At cafe local .
Pours black , good white head .
Smell is a bit roasted malts , bit fish-aspects .
Good carbo , nice mouthfeel . Taste is chocolaty . Sweet , , coockies , bit malts , some sugar . Very nice !
Foffern (1607) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a light brown, big head. A bit careful aroma of roasted malt, coffee and some dark chocolate. The flavour is similar but feels more roasted. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A light, balanced and easy-drinking baltic porter.
MarkoNm (2158) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Pours a deep black color, topped with a decent tan colored head, retention is also fine.
There is a very pleasant chocolate aroma mixed with some raosted aroma as well.
The taste is slightly sweet and creamy, chocolate is dominant, followed by roasted feel and coffee. The finish is mildly bitter.
All in all a very enjoyable beer.
rondphoto (3624) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark ruby brown, tan head that is slow to recede to a cover, no lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt that becomes much bigger in the palate, then adds coffee with sugar in a mildly carbonated finish. A solid, classic sweet European Porter, worth a look.