Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JAN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 20/01/13.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin bubbly tan head.
Nose is dark malt, bread, rye, yeast, dark fruits.
Taste follows, sugars, toffee, rye, yeast, malt.
Medium bodied, softish carbonation, light bitterness in the dry finish.
Drinkable, lacks complexity, forgettable.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear red body. Earthy caramelly aroma. Dryish earthy caramelly taste with alcohol notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish earthy caramelly roasted sugar aftertaste. Not that bad, but a simple, primitive beer. (0.5l bottle from some supermarket in Vilnius.)
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottled @KnutAlberts winter tasting session. A fluffy lightly tanned head, covering a clear reddish-brown body. Light aroma of malt drops caramel and burnt sugar. Taste is sourish-sweet caramel malts. Earthy bitterness underneath. Slick in the mouth. Medium body. Short caramel malty ending. Drinks ok, but apperars one-dimensional and simple. [09.02.13]
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Clear amber. Roasted malt, burned sugar - nor much imperial about this. Light bodied, fails to mask the alcohol, despite low abv.
Scopey (3250) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours deep red-brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, leather, caramel, toast and spice. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, toast, caramel and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly one-dimensional, but drinkable nonetheless.
mzaar (890) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
På fat. Rödbrun öl med porlande vitt skum som snart lägger sig. Där hittas kola, mörk sirap och lingon i aromen. Detsamma i smaken fast där choklad och rostade toner dyker upp också.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, pine, liquorice and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel.
cgarvieuk (11004) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... copper brown ... big bubbly off white head ... soft toffee malt ...light creamy toffee malt... sweet toffee malts ... soft caramalised sugers ... soft roast ... ok
zenkis (258) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Klaipeda "ακρόπολ aroma - vanished soon enough not to say what exactly;
Pours very interesting deep dark with touches of wine ruby although not enough dark for porter, nice creamy head disappears quickly. Taste - hmm... was not bad, not sweet, middle bitter, a little sour in aftertaste. Density - criticaly low for porter. I call it middle nothing. Most medals on lable from early 1930ties.
To make rating complete, I must try this one last time :)
kevnic2008 (5714) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours chocolate brown with a thick thin head. Very dark in the glass. Chocolate aroma. A little watery.