Garlic_of_Doom (623) - 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 (3150) - 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 (6651) - 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 (5359) - 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 (6744) - 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]
visionthing (4671) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a shared 33cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours dark brown a reddish hue and and a small beige head. Aroma of dark malts, dark chocolate and fruits with some slightly vinous notes. Sweet and malty, but quite well balanced. Decent one. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan cream head. Brown to black body. Sweetish coffee/choco aroma with herbal licorice notes. Silky mothfeel, big body. Clean and rich coffee/choco flavor. On the sweet side with mild balancing bitterness. A good one, with well integrated flavors. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG2014]
Finn (6147) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket i Skibotn 20 Feb 14. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget skum som et tett i ytterkanten og luftig i midten! Teppelacing. Behagelig kaffearoma. Smaken ikke påtrengende. Lakris. Sjokolade. Bra - men på det jevne. Koff gjør dette bedre på egen hånd 8-) . KI=1
abemorsten (3504) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Finn. Black body with a brown head. Coffee, molassis, burnt raisin, herbal and roasted notes on the nose. Smooth to drink. Medium to full bodied. Roasted, fruity bitterness with wooden notes. Pleasant finish.
gunnar (7670) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours very dark almost black, with a small off-white head. Roasted malty aroma, slick liquorice. Taste is dry, light roasted, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, nice. Very nice.