Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half from keg at York Tap, shared with Finn. Bubbly, lasting tan-coloured head. Mahogany coloured body. Aroma of cocoa and dried fruits. The taste profile consists of cocoa powder and coffee. Roasted malty ending with a pleasant bitterness to it. Tasty (York, 26.01.2013).
Beersiveknown (1615) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Starts off well with rich almost meaty coffee and cocoa on the nose a pillowy tan head. In the mouth the carbonation is light and body fairly heavy with lots of residual sweetness, a touch of cardboard and ashen coffee in finish. Drinkable for the strength but not the best mocha beer I’ve had.
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft@ 3-Små Rum Gothenburg: Black colour, with a nice big head, Aroma is dominated of smokey, burned coffee!,and sweet maltynes, some choclate was there to. Flavor had a nice complexed mix of smokey, coffee, and dark choclate. Medium body, long burned /smoke finish. Reminds me moore of a Stout, than a Porter!
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg, on February 13, 2013.
Black color, dense cocoa colored head. Sweet, cocoa, light roasted scent. Dry, some alcohol, bitter, dark chocolate, cocoa taste. Dry, cocoa aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, dry medium high bitterness.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Black Door, 201302013) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, roasted malts, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, sweet and bitter. An interesting and good hoppy porter.
Kavu (1565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5l on tap @ Black Door. Pours very dark brown with a low off - white head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee beans and dark chocolate with a hoppy finish. Quite nice.
jamestulloch (476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fairly muted aroma of wet wood, vanilla and roasted chocolate malt.
Appearance: Dense black body with a massive tan head that holds really well. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Lovely coffee and smoke flavour. Light pepper spice. Rich chocolate balanced by tangy prune. Nice lingering bitterness.
Palate: Medium body with a slick, oily texture. Lively carbonation.
Overall: A really tasty porter - tangy, rich and smooth. I’d like to try this on cask.
VastActiv (803) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate, dryness, some sourness and roasted malts.
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Deep black, dark tan head. Coffee and prune aroma, some bittersweet chocolate as well. Bitter, subtle sweetness, then a long hop and nut mingled finish.
jookos (761) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Black with tan head. Dark roasted aromas. Dark chocolate, a bunch of espresso. And some burnt wood/pencil- like notes. A very heavily roasted, tarred, one on the nose with some darkish fruits thrown in. Body is lightish for the amount of roastedness. Car tyre, burnt rubber. I really like the extremely roasted flavours here. Body-wise a quite normal stout, but really roasted, with that wonderful pencil/roasted coffee beans- flavour I enjoy so much.