Kavu (2666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,15l on tap @ OlutExpo 2013. Pours very dark brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and fruits. Quite similar flavor. Good.
jmgreenuk (5427) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a deep mahogany which a bubbly off white head. The aroma is dry malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery liqourice spicy palate.
Iphonephan (4008) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle shared prior to GABF thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a massive tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavors of tobacco and toasted nuts. Bitter finish.
MrHangover (3056) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown beer with a massive beige head on top. Aroma of leather, tobacco, ashes and faint roastiness. Flavour is mildly bitter, peppery. Some sweet molasses touches in there for sure. Aftertaste has some peppery notes, quite sweet as well.
kermis (6193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, tobacco, fruit and leather. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bitter ashtray aroma. Dark brown colour with poor head and lacing. Stale malt hop bitter flavour. Flat opalare.
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anders37 (18721) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
FatPhil (10059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki)
Jet black, huge tan head. Serious roasty grainy aroma. Lovely full mouthfeel, coats the mouth but is remarkably refreshing. Very spicy burntness and hops, almost sharp retronasals. Lovely full roasty taste, burnt but not ashy. Almost gingery spiciness occasionally. Finish roasty, but also dry bitter earthy hops, and some husky graininess. Very drinkable, lovely attenuation.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 22, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Craft Beer Co (Brixton). Nearly opaque ruby-black with a decent lasting rocky beige head. Smells like a black IPA - medium semi sweet roast with a lot of lush green herbal and resin bitterness. Taste - follows, a little more porter-y with more slight sour treacle roast malt and maybe some espresso - light alcohol presence. Light, slick, mildly carbonated, quickish finish - starts a little fruity/toasty and finishes dry and coffeeish/herbal. Very nice.
Mattress63 (68) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Zesty Edibles in Gympie. Very dark almost jet black with small brownish head. Malty complex flavours and nice lingering finish on the palate. Not a bad Porter. Enjoyable.