VastActiv (3084) - 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 (9960) - 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 (4333) - 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 (4990) - 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 (5739) - 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.
sic1314 (3813) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate, light liquorice. Medium to full body, flavour is bitter sweet, much as the aroma.
fellebag (913) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown head leaving a smooth layer. Opaque. Aroma is yeast, cookies, cocoa and malt. Taste is less. Bread, malt and permanent marker.
BeerViking (2692) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks, Martin! Labelled "1301" which I assume is a January 2013 release. Near black with a big beige foam and a smoked caramel and faintly roast ham nose. Dry and roast body, with dark cocoa notes and hints of soy sauce and gravy,
bergstaden (1385) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma - Roasted malt body with some bitterness from the roasted malt - The roasted malt goes into a long finish - This was quite good
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle @ Tröls. A fine example of a porter. A classic no-nonsense beer.