odgaard (376) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: chocolate, liqurice. I also smell the maple syrup in the background. Taste: roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The spruce is also there. Very dark red/brown. Small brown head. Good balance in the special ingredienses.
djoeye (896) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly persistent cocoa cream, as carpet decorations as laceworks, black brown black body.
Scents; dark chocolate caramel malts, dried yeasted cherries, peaches and prunes.
Tastes strong dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate and liquorice united with dark dried fruits.
Smooth on palate, tasty. Ends with dark roasted sweetish malts, chocolate and fruits.
Overall really tasty and easy to enjoy.
(33cl btl abv7.2% B@Kilpishalli/Alko.fi, T@Home)
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Illuvatarmilan. Dense, medium sized brown head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Hmm aroma is a bit disappointing imo: leaves, overripe fruits, dark malts. Taste malts, dark malts, overripe fruits, liquorice, lightly bitter towards the end. Medium body and carbonation, oily texture.
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
15.02.2014. 0,33l Bottle. RBNG-14. Black colour with dark tan head. Aroma of dark burnt roasted malts. Sweet mouthfeel. Very sweet with pretty rich malty body. Aftertaste is more sweet malts and some herbal bitterness at the end.
Sigmund (4814) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. Black colour. Very roasty aroma and flavour. The flavour has also notes of maple syrup and spruce.
Garlic_of_Doom (355) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jan, thanks!
Dark brown with a beige head.
Roasty aroma with coffee and some sweetness at the end.
Roasted, sweet, chocolate, coffee and some liquorice as well.
Medium body, soft carbonation. Smooth mouth feel.
Short dry bitter after taste.
Well made and well balanced porter!
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of rosenbergh. Many thanks Jan!!.
Pours dark with off white head.Moderate head retention, some lacing. Roasty, coffe and spicy aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, Taste is roasty, coffee, some spiced notes. A bit watery.
KnutAlbert (5758) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown. Smoke and chocolate aroma. Rich and sweet, gernerous amounts of everything.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Black body, small off-white head. Aroma sweet licorice, caramel, fruity tones, hints of herbs and syrup. Taste is deep malts, spruce, syrup, hints of licorice and coffee. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. Nice and complex porter.
Cunningham (4015) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a tan head. Medium + bodied. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation. Aroma and flavor contains roasted malt, some coffee, a bit fruity and mild licorice. Tasty ale.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]