bergstaden (1953) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with a brown head - Smoked malt aroma - Good malt body with some smoked notes to it, and some bitterness - Good smoked malt finish that lasts for some time - This was good
HammerTroll (1014) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, medium sized tan head. Chocolate aroma, but where is the smoke? Taste is just wonderful. Smoked pork, bacon. Watery texture, not creamy, but very oily. Soft carbonation. Roasty finish. Just great.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewery. Rich tar and rubber aroma, pouring a great thick black colour, tan head. Soft and smoky on the tongue, subtle roast at the back. with a great bitter finish. Lovely effervescent beer, impressive.
Linnet (1441) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey, roasty, coffee, ashy. Chocolate, licorice.
Black colour, tan head, lacing.
Mid-bitter, medium sweetness, salty.
Medium body, soft carbonation, salty and roasty finish.
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Graze Inn, Sheffield. Pours mahogany with beige head. The taste is chocolate and peaty smoke. Some toffee too. Very pleasant.
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee smoke and a bit of alcohol in the aroma. Roasted malt dried fruit coffee mildly smomed, fair amount of hops bitterness, notes of citrus. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish.
Beer5000 (5467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a nice, creamy and lacing beige head. Rather mild aroma with smoked malt and hint of roast. Flavor is sweet, dark, moderate roasted malt, some smoke, bread, coffee and caramel with traces of liquorice. Nice balanced bitterness. Fine body and nice aftertaste that also has some chocolate I didn’t detect at first. A pleasant porter.
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola like beer with a smallish head. Aroma is sweet malts, smoke, dark bread, a bit fruity. No hops there really but bbe is just a month away. Taste is sweetish and a bit sour too, dark bready malts, hints of ash and smoke, plums? Good nevertheless. A big thin and a bit too quick finish. Good and very drinkable.
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Rune (9996) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, as Smoked Winter Porter, from Systembolaget Kiruna, via djoeye. Shared with Finn Arvid and Skinnyviking. Good looking with its golden neck, and two-finger thick, fawn-coloured head leaving crocheted lacing down the glass. Jet black body. Smoked malty nose added by brown malts. Mild smoked malty taste supported by oak and raisin followed by a dried fruity ending. A fine balanced beer, medium bodied. (Tromsø 17.01.2015).
guzgorog (580) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noire avec des reflets rubis, fine mousse beige. Nez de malts grillés, café, fumée, bois. Attaque légèrement amère sur les résineux, laissant rapidement la place aux malts torréfiés, café, le côté fumé est très peu présent. Corps assez léger, aqueuse, longueur un peu faiblarde. Bonne, mais un peu déçu, le côté fumé est trop léger...