ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good porter, but light than I was expecting. Has some roasted appeal, but the sweetness, some caramel and chocolate, dominates.
alexsdad06 (5587) - 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 (4634) - 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 (8210) - 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 (4319) - 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 (2945) - 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 (7150) - 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 (1574) - 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 (1027) - 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.