yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Melkebaren. It pours an almost black body undera minimal sized dark beige head. Nice curtains saves a four for appearance. The aroma is burnt and roasted with lots of chocolate and some coffee beans. Sure nice, but perhaps a bit one dimensional. The flavor too is roasted and burnt with lots of coffee and chocolate, lacking a bit on complexity. Lots of maltyness going on, not enough of the hops I think. Still, it’s sure a nice one. Full to medium body, very smooth on the palate. The low carbonation level helps making it dangerously drinkable. Long roasted finish. I prefer my porters more complex, but it is a fine drink anyway. 140305
abemorsten (2410) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cafe Sara. Black body with a light brown film. Coffee and puffed oats on the nose. Roasted, malty flavors with light sour notes. Medium to full bodied and smooth to drink.
RuneStumo (2039) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13.02.2014. On tap at Café Sara, Oslo. Black colour with white head. Burnt aroma. Dark malts with dry bitter chocolate. Good malty flavours with rich flavours. Roasted, burnt and soft sweet. At the end its also kind of dry. Very nice porter.
gunnar (4726) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cafe Sara, Oslo. Pours all black with a tiny layer of small bubbles. Aroma is light roasty, tar and liquorice. Taste is moderate sweet, thick malty, light roasted, more liquorice, nice sweet end. Overall a good one, but maybe a bit on the sweeter side for some.
Palme (2909) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ujevnt. Only a tiny filmy dark grey head on top of a deep deep dark brown almost black looking body. Smells lovely roasted with dark chocolate and some sweet licorice. Light burned aromas also with deep roasted coffee beans. Tastes just as good as the aroma. A kinda light almost a bit thin oily mouthfeel with a gentle a tad to soft carbonation level. Sweeter flavors at first. Dark brown sugar with wet grass and a burned roasted profile. Quite lightdrinkable and really tasty. Lots of chocolate in the finish and aftertaste. Gets a bit one dimensional in the long run. 24.01.2014
Inbreak (1379) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 24.01.2014, tap @ Ujevnt:
Small slightly brown bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasted, dark malts, roasted coffee, chocolate, nuts, caramel, hay. Taste is slightly sweet, kind of sour-ish roasted dark malts, hay, nuts, coffee, wet grain, dark sugar, lactose, hints of cardboard. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and thin mouthfeel, a little fizzy carbonation. Nice enough, some minor problems with the head/carbonation. And a little thicker body and control on the carbonation will lift this one a lot.