Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruit and chocolate. Dry fruity and chocolate flavour with roasted notes and American hops in the finish
Balazs (685) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown with a beige, lacing head. Aroma of vanilla, marzipan, ginger bread, roasted malts, ash and hops. Light body with high carbonation, somewhat harsh on the palate. Burnt, bitter taste with slight molasses like sweetness lurking around in the aftertaste.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy Saxo. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Heavy malty and light hopy aroma. Loads of light chocolate notes. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Overwhelaming light chocolate notes. Almost like liquid chocolate. Moderate light bitter finish. Oily palate.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is heavy chocolate. Average, off-white head. Clear, amber body. Flavor is heavy sweet chocolate. Medium palate.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown and clear. Has a light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma is heavy chocolate, milk-chocolate. Flavor is heavy chocolate, bitter too. Dry, creamy texture.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black and brings a quite big bubbly beige head. Aroma starts of quite sweet with the vanilla tone shining through the roasted malt. Also brings coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is pretty much the same. Easy palate and little bitter and salty finish. Little disappointed.
TEJA (1182) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big lasting light brown foam.
Chocolate aroma with some dark burnt malts.
A bit to much burnt taste with a rather big bitterness. Good body.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml champagne bottle packaging bought at Systembolaget Klarabergsgatan in Stockholm. Decent brownish head with some retention. Deep palisander coloured body. Mocha aroma developing in the direction of o’boy. Milk chocolate as a starting point in the flavour before the spiced, fruity acidity sets in. An interesting experiment, but not particular successful (Tromsø, 24.10.2010).
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark red to brown, beige head. Chocolate and vanilla, a bit artificial. Not bad but not a favourite. Too bad, it could have better, I normally like porter.
Quite thin body.
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown, near-black body, big off-white head. Aroma is licorice, black currants, leather and hints of coffee. Taste is pretty much as the aroma, with some vanilla and chocolate to go. A pretty good porter, although nothing astonishing in any way.