Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Opaque black color. Sweet roasty aroma with soft licorice, nuts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet coffeish roasty taste with licorice, dark and hint of wood. Full bodied, soft warming palate. Very pleasant and drinkable porter.
Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, beige foam head. Rich dark malt nose, cocoa, torched wood. Medium sweet flavor with light, dry chocolate, burnt wood, bitter dirt. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, more bitter earth, baking cocoa, dry chocolate, dirt. Decent stuff.
Theydon_Bois (5266) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge.
Nose is roast malt forward, dark toffee, a little hoppage, chocolate notes.
Taste comprises roast malts, chocolate, toffee, sweet sugars, background hops.
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a sweet roasty finish.
mR_fr0g (1385) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chiso’s tasting 30/12/12. Black with a caramel tones. Small tan head with some legs. liquorice coffee caramel aroma. Big bold dark malt flavour toasty creme caramel and cotton candy. Moderately sweet finish. Warming.
AndySnow (1765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a small tan head. Aroma is fruit, chocolate. Flavour of chocolate, liquorice, dark fruit.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Black beer lasting tan head. Malty choccy aroma. Really tarry. intense.
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black, small beige head. Aroma of licorice and coffee. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salty with some salmiak and leather, plenty of licorice. Long bitter finish with some warmth. Potent, yet balanced and harmonious.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Black Colour, brown head. Aroma: nice dark Chocolate, raisins, fruity, citrus, Alcy , some liqurie. Flavor had a nice dark Chocolate mouthfeeling , and nice coffee, and raisins! Medium body, and a nice long complex ending of coffe, dark Chocolate and Alcy ! Werry nice!!!
gyllenbock (3674) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with a medium tan head. Nice aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some fruit. The finish was dry and fairly bitter.
ekstedt (4909) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of Dunbat72. Black with medium beige head. Strong roasted aroma of coffee and chocolate with piney and resiny hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, high bitterness. Very nice.