al53 (82) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Black colour with minimal dark brown head.
MIlk chocolate, cacao and roasted malts on aroma.
Taste is very sweet with vanilla, cocos, cacao, bit smoke and milk chocolate.
Light bodied with soft carbonation, watery and metallic mouthfeel.
Short and dry, bit ashy finish with chocolate.
Sweet, faceless and mediocre porter.
CloakedDagger (890) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 35 cl. Pours a clear black with a reddish tint and a creamy, beige head. Sweet, subtle roast. Medium body, soft carbonation, again very sweet, vanillaish molasses. Easygoing but a little to the sweet side. 200115
PriorL (2235) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 1. Special THX to Christian.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, chocolate, coffee.
TASTE: caramel, chocolate, coffee, very watery though, quite bitter.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, relatively light body. Overall: quite a nice, yet light Porter. Pint at Nikuya Kitchen, Sheung Wan.
Nero55 (788) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Jet black with small brown head. Aroma of soy sauce, molasses, and roasted malt. Light body, roasted malt, notes of soy sauce and molasses, light mineral notes, and a very soft dry coffee finish.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this from a can on a couple of occasions as well as on cask at Craft Beer Works Kamikaze in Osaka.
Pitch black pour. Nutty roast coffee aroma. Taste is nutty, a bit salty and with plenty of coffee. Very smooth and quite good overall.
Meilby (8407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 355ml @ Cardinal, Stavanger
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted and chocolate finish, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Inbreak (2488) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
03.12.2014, 0,35l can @ Apollon:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, licorice, "knekk", dark sugar, coffee, hay, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, hay, burnt caramel, licorice, grass, paper, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and thin mouthfeel. Fair enough.
mzaar (1787) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burk från Systembolaget. Svart öl med stort moccafärgat skum, som lämnar spår på insidan av glaset. Dofter av kaffe, enbär, rostad malt och en lätt touch av kakao. Smakinslag av kaffe, rostad malt, kakao och vanilj. Torr munkänsla. Medel mot tunn kropp.
Hopmaestro (252) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This baby here has an aroma of pretty light roasted malts, gentle hops and a hint of something I can’t put my finger on. The taste is more complex than you might think, at first it feels a bit thin and ordinary, but slowly it develops into a soft, sweet malty experience that transforms once more into a fruity and semi-dry finish. There is liquorice in here as well as some very light salty ingredient in there. I´m impressed.