madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a nice beige, tanned head.
Definitely some spice character from the rye in the aroma. Lots of coffee too. I think I can taste the 7.8 % ABV actually. Strange. A little chocolate and in general a very roasted and dry smelling beer. The hops are thus still present - nice.
First impression is a bitterness from the hops and the coffee. Then, a the dominant roast takes over with the rye. It’s not extremely complex, but pretty solid. I’d like some more sweeter notes from some chocolate for example.
Mouhfeel is medium and dry.
A solid, dry porter but it’s pretty one-dimensional.
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
looks great, so dark, and a tight dark tan head which looks a bit scummy later. Stodgy mashy roast aroma, sweet and a little coffee but plenty of heavy esters too. Lovely full roast in the mouth, touch of coffee, great spicy malts. Super smooth roasty palate. Finish has great hops too. Simple but very nice porter.
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, chocolate, hops and malts.
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Crowbar. Black with a beige head. Sweetish chocolate, some coffee notes. A bit too sweet for my taste. Hides its strength well, seems a lot lighter.
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20130625) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, ash, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A nice roasty porter.
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CPH BF 2013. Deep brown, close to black, colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is toasted and roasted malts along with some slight chocolate and mild ripe dark fruits. Flavour is chocolate, mild toasted wooden notes, some toffee, ashes and also quite big on the bitterness. Yet mellow and smooth with a good body.
Rune (7822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
100ml from tap at Ølfestival København 2013. Tiny layer at the top of a dark brown coloured body. Balancing aroma of dark fruits and dark malts. Fine blended taste of chocolate malts, coffee grounds, and dark fruits followed by a lingering, bittersweet finish. Velvety over the tongue and down the swallow. Well balanced and well bodied. One of my best at the festival (tap 1, Carlsberg, Copenhagen 24.05.2013).
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a beer with a toasty aroma, it appear cleatr black with a brown head. it taste slightly sweet, and have a long aftertaste.
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
PitchdRk, small light browm head. Mild roastedq malty aroma, slightly fruity.Malty, flavor is quite roasted, sweet dry malty, very nice
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at jans ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast malt nose.... dark bitter roast ... dark chocolate roast .... heavy malts.... light bitter malt