SlackerMads (2615) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a large creamy light brown head. Vegetables, grain, roasted malt, light bitter chocolate, butterscotch. spicy rye. Simcoe and cascade notes escape me. Roasted light/medium bitter finish. Medium body, oily/light creamy texture, soft/medium carbonation. Nice bitter finish and the general idea seems to be in place, but there are some flaws.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s pitch black with a nougat head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, rye, dark chocolate and The flavor has a moderate sweetness and a soft flavour like an oatmeal stout, it has notes of oat, chocolate, caramel, it’s really really smooth and pleasant - love it!
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with beige head. Roasted malt ,caramel and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate,licorice. Dry.
madmitch76 (20823) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
19th January 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy with mild fine carbonation. The dark malt is quite light, no roast but there is a touch of bitterness. Lactose and a little rye spice. A little bitter licorice and toffee before the semi dry finish. Not bad.
ej (1110) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Close to black with a large tan head. Semi-sweet on the nose, malty, some liquorice and bitter chocolate. Creamy and rich on the palate, taste is well balanced, although quite hoppy. Rich roasted grains and malty caramel. Body is full and carbonations is moderate.
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of slightly burnt roasted malt, dark chocolate and fresh hops. Unfortunately, ends the taste with a very burnt, dry and bitter tone in which the taste of alcohol is very noticeable. This is sad, for otherwise is the beer OK.
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 (12736) - 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 (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (5169) - 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.