djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fawn head, almost clear dark ruby body, lots of lacings.
Fruity dark malty aroma with herbal floral style.
Taste; malty caramel, grass n herbs n raisins, dark sweel caramel, some spices, fringes of cheese, somewhat dry style.
Smooth on palate, nice. Dark fruity lingering aftertaste.
Very fruity porter, and almost as a fruit-bock to enjoy.
Julporter = Xmas-Porter, and snowflakes came dancing down outside the windows as we enjoyed this beer...in May!
(33cl 5.9% BBf050914 Bought 8Feb2014 @Systembolaget Luleå, T@Rune’s Rating Residence 14-05-2014)
Cunningham (4325) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Darkish color with a creamy beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Mild roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate.
Palate: Medium body. Balanced sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Mild chocolate, bready, coffee and fruitty.
Overall impression: A really pleasant, tasty and fresh porter. Highly recommendable.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). The aroma and taste is slightly fruity and sweet with flavors of roasted malt and caramel malt. Not really bad but I will never drink this the beer again.
OleR (4787) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall foamy tanned head, with good lacework. Body is brilliant dark brownish-red. Fresh belgo-yeast up front. Candied fruits and bubble-gum. Then a scent of semi-dry caramel malts and fresh apples. Medium body, with a really fine effervescence. Taste is more fruity than malty, on the dry side with tinned fruits and a light choco touch. Dryish fruity cocoa finish. A good one, very quaffable for a holiday ale. [0,33 l bottle. Thanks a bunch to Cunningham for providing this one]
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml can, shared by djoeye. Massive bubbly fawn-coloured head slowly reduced to a filmy layer. Cloudy dark rustic coloured body. Herbal hops together with dried fruits and earthy malts on the nose. Similar taste of dried fruits, red orange, and brown malts added by a spicy touch. Dry malty ending. Medium bodied. Not quite out of season, it was, in fact, snowing outside (Tromsø 14.05.2014).
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a clear reddish brown beer with a thin beige head on top. Aroma very herbal, loads of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are present. Flavor is quite sweet, herbal, touches of coffee in the back. Defintely a Christmas styled porter..
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is malty caramel, red fruits. Flavour is caramel, red fruits, mild and easy bit nice.
Benzai (7287) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by sic1314 @ The Hague Tasting. Dark brown color with a red glare coming through, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma and taste are malts, raisins, dark fruits, sweetish. Average body and carbonation.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Denk @THT.
No head. Very low carbonation. Dark burgundy pour. Doesn’t taste like a porter. Ok though
sic1314 (3073) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured deep dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, quite vinous. Medium body, flavour is sweet berries and some malt.