alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, bakers chocolate, some dark fruit character that has a slight tart note, thin compared to most porters, but the flavor is still there, this was one of the first English porters I had and not something I would revisit.
jmgreenuk (4112) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, red berry fruit, creamy caramel. The flavour is medium bitter with a light malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Rune (7822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, 4.5 % abv, thanks to Finn for sharing. Tightly packed fawn-coloured head with fair retention. Clear rosewood coloured body. Attractive taste of bacon and dark malts. Chocolate malts to the fore of the taste profile with hints of bacon. Mid-dry, malt bitterness to the ending. Medium bodied. Decent version of the style (at Finns, Tromsø 27.05.2014).
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Delt med Rune under rateseanse på Nerstranda 27 Mai 14. Ekstremt mørk amber. Lavt, litt farget skum. OK lacing. God aroma & smak av bacon, røyk & røstet malt. Veldig bra ut fra styrken.
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from local market, Vantaa. Originally rated 12042012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some coffee and roasted malts.
Skinnyviking (6793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Clear very dark brown body. Sweet and mild roasted malt caramel nuts cocoa aroma. Mild and sweet roasted malt liquorice flavor with little hops bitternes, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. A bit on the watery side.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn. Dominated by chocolate, vanilla, some coffee and dried fruits.
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma; roasted malts, fruits, hints of leather sole.
Beige half finger head, dark brown body, some dots inside the mug and a curtain half way down there.
Taste; roasted malts, chocolate,
To palate slightly watery, mealy, but easy enough.
Finishes on the chocolate malt side. Overall it was okay.
0,5L brown bottle 4.6% b@supermarket in Finland, tasted@home Norway.
Nordcore (1009) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a lightbrown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and yes butter. Light bittersweet with a short chocolate end.
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge peat roast malt aroma with smoke and coffee. Finishes with coffee bean bitterness. Pours dark brown with OK head and lacing. First beer on tap at Church key. Won’t be the last.