c0fein (220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen
Black/brown colour with sticky beige foam. Mild roasty aroma. Flavour is mild roasty with some chocolate. Easy drinkability. Good but forgettable.
Andy_ (722) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cola brown, almost black beer with big beige head. Aroma has sweet licorice, roasted malts, loafy malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor has roasted malts espresso coffee and bitterness. Palate is medium full with quite high carbonation and stinging bitterness. Finish has quite heavy smooth bitterness with aftertaste of roasted ashy malts and acidic coffee. A decent porter but a bit one-dimensional on the taste and too thin. Still enjoyable for this ABV.
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske, 33 cl. Uigennemtrængelig mørkebrun med et stort, frodigt beige skum. Tjære og kaffe! Tørv, skumsprøjt og saltlakrids, voldsomt meget smag for så lav en ABV. Heftig brændt bitterhed. Tydelige humle-noter. God krop.
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29-MAY-2014, bottle @home, brought by Morten.
Dark Brown with lasting off-white head.
Aroma is roast, coffee, bread.
Taste the same. Quite hoppy as well - grape fruit. Fine porter. Medium body and carbonation.
djoeye (1572) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle 5.5%abv b@Systembolaget; beige or fawn diminishing head,
micro-nitted lacings around, about black body.
Aroma of dark caramel, coffee, chocolate, black syrup, fruity sweet variety of liquorice.
Bitter-sweet to sweet taste with coffee, cocoa, chocolate, special sweet liquirice, a touch of ashes, black plums, roasted malts.
Soft carbonation and normal to palate.
Dark chocolate finish, some coffee yet, roasted dry bitter cocoa ... nice brew!
(Tromsø, May 28th 2014)
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 24032012. Colour is dak brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, sweetness and roasted malts.
Theydon_Bois (9116) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Systembolaget Nordstan, Goteborg, 07/05/14.
Light black with a big old frothy half tan head of bubbles.
Nose is roast malt, light coffee, tobacco, dark fruit rind, metallic rinse.
Taste comprises much the same, roast malt, cocoa powder, earthy rinse, dark fruits
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - overcooked and to the detriment of the drinkability however after leaving this to settle for 10 minutes it dies down, drying close.
charlotte (4262) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle.Beige colour with beige head.Aroma of chocolate and rosted malt,medium body and flavor of Brown cake and tosted hops,texture is thin with short ild finish.
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from some Swedish Systembolaget. Poured a deep mahogany with a this frothy light tan head. The aroma is big creamy caramel malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth earthy malt soft hop spice bitter palate and a long smooth bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. More of a smooth black IPA than a porter a truly awesome. Really liked this.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared with JMGreenUK and Sic1314.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep amber pour. Nice chocolate aftertaste. Nice brew.