tfredvik (1253) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown almost clear body with a big-bubbled head that laces the glass well. Strong aroma that initially feels very sweet, but after a while it becomes more dusty and dry. Roasted notes, dark caramel and chocolate, with some smoke and tobacco in the back and even further back I find some fruity hints. Light sweet and light bitter taste. Strong roasted malty flavours with chocolate and coffee. Also hints of fruits and herbs. Smooth and dry texture with a bit too soft carbonation for such a light body. Still a very nice beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and a hint of metal. Slightly sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and some earthy notes. Medium to full body, dry and slightly bitter aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (6298) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft, silky smooth. A bit thin, but there is a lovely bread crust and roasted malt flavour here. Coffee, too. Very dark brown.
Leighton (12601) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the flat in Stockholm. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Dusty cocoa nose, hints of tangy dark malts, burnt earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with some bitter earth, burnt cocoa, charred wood, slight minerals, burnt grass. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish with burnt and dusty cocoa, tobacco, mud, earth, dirt, burnt toast and burnt grass, dry and burnt wood. OK.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flöska @ KingCecil’s birthday party. Muddy deep dark brown colour, small short lasting beige ehad. Roasty malty caramel aroma with a wiff of chocolate. Ok mouthfeel. Roasty malty caramel flavour, bit smoke to it. Bit thin but a good brew.
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium dark brown head. Opaque black body goes deep dark brown
at edges. Roasty earthy chocolatey aroma with alcoholic
caramelly notes. Dry-sweet earthy roasty chocolatey taste with
heavily roasted grain and caramel notes. Mid-bodied. Mild,
soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish earthy chocolatey toffee
aftertaste with burnt grainy alcohol notes. Very, very nice.
Incredibly vivid and harmonic. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget,
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ my birthday ´12 ... it pours dark brown with a small tan bubbling head.... the aroma is licorice, coffee and caramel... the flavor is coffee, caramel, licorice and smoke.......
Plovmand (6687) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kingcecils Birthday Tasting. Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is light roasted malt, toasted caramel, light smoke, light tar and coffee. The flavour is hard roasted malt, caramel, toasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Light smoked notes. Bitter malty finish.
liinis (1612) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice porter with a strong character and lots of mouth filling taste and feel.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
160912: Black porter with a nice creamy brown foam. Aroma of good toasted malt and a little yeast. Dry easy-drinking porter, but nice toasted and with relatively low alcohol team reports.