tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I tend to find honey flavours and aromas in beers I really enjoy, so I was very excited when I found a beer that actually contains real honey. A deep dark brown body with a reddish tint supports a light-brown head that soon reduces to a thin film. Good lacing. Strong malty, roasted aroma with lots of molasses, brown sugar, malt extract, strong coffee and, of course, honey. It’s almost a bit too much. A solid sweetness is followed by a very welcome medium bitterness: without the bitterness this beer would have been too malty sweet. Lots of honey in the flavours, but not the sweet gentle kind: this is a mean, dark honey. Also malt extract, brown sugar and coffee. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Good stuff, but I prefer my honey sweet.
[35.5 cl bottle, from SuperBrugsen, Brønshøj Torv, Copenhagen]
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very English, meaning it falls on the sweet, nutty side of porters, with no noticeable hop-influenced finish. Sweet, but not cloying, there is a pleasant roasted-malt center to this beer, yet I have no love for English hops, and Sam Adams has a tangy, bitter fade that might as well be sporting the Union Jack. (12/08)
BrianDorry55 (356) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel, wood, honey, and raisins?...Flavor is wood, honey, pecans, caramel, and toffee. Medium body.
abemorsten (3201) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle at home. Black body with a two finger thick, rocky, light brown head. Distinct honey aroma with sweet liqorice and other roasted notes fully present. Sweet, roasted alcoholic and bitter with honey and liqorice present. Full bodied. Smooth. Dry finish. Rich and well balanced.
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thought this beer was a little too unbalanced. Too sweet and not enough hop for my tastes. I like a good porter but the honey just didn’t do it for me.
brnandersen (2528) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml. bottle from the supermarket. Pours very dark red-brown, with a nice thick head that stays around for a while. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of a lot of honey and roasted malt, with some bread. Nice mouthfeel, creamy enough. Taste is a let down, nowhere near as good as the smell. Light hint of hops in the finish, the finish is dominated by the honey. This beer is somewhat one-dimensional: There is only focus on the honey, and not munch else. However this beer is cheap, anything else at this price is pretty poor, which makes this beer OK.
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet and a little roasted malt but primarily honey. Flavor is rather sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. A bit light bodied. This porter lacks roasted malt, and the sweet stickyness from the honey is overdone. 120210
wlajwl (4621) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can taste a very little of the sweetness of the honey, otherwise not much different from the Holiday Porter.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased in Park City, Utah on 02/04/2011. Colour: Extremley dark red, with minimal head. Nose: Waxy, with evident honey, some dark cocoa. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Cloying sweetness that doesn’t quite have the smoothness of honey, dark cocoa again, oily starbucks coffee, hint of rubber, and something metallic. Finish is medium length.
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - JAN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Close to black with a off white head. Smells of course like honey, and also liqurice and sweetness. Body is full of honey and burned sugar, and with lots of liqurice in the finish completed with some nice hops. Totally i think this beer is good but the sweetness of the honey maybe outchallenge the rest of the tastes