rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - FEB 17, 2014
750ml bottle at Hoppy pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown color with big almost beige head. Roasted aroma, chocolate and fruits. The taste is the same but the carbonation in this bottle was too much and I didnt enjoy it. olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Fruity smell with chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted notes, passion fruit and toasted bread. I also got some smoke. The passionfruit isn’t that obvious but gives it an interesting touch. Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 750 ml bottle, a gift from Mr. Papsø himself, many thanks! ABV is 6%. The glass fills completely with beige foam, and it takes a long time for the dark ruby beer to appear. Pleasant aroma of passion fruit and dark malts, hints of chocolate. Attractive and smooth fruity flavour, where the passion fruit blends in surprisingly well with the dark malts, probably because the roasted notes are not dominant. Moderate hops. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Jtclockwork’s. The aroma is fruit, chocolate, wood. The flavor is virtually the same. The appearance is deep brown/black, tan head. The finish is chocolate, roast, pine needles. Medium, slightly thick in body. Nice. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
750 ml bottle.
olio (10168) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a black colour with a creamy beigeish head. Aroma of roastiness, sweet fruitiness, dark chocolate and biscuit. Rather rich flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, biscuit, grassy bitterness and grains. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Rather rich and juicy for a porter. Enjoyable.
75 cl bottle.laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with a large off-white head. Aroma is very nice with sweet fruits, some resinous hops, dark malts, some chocolaty notes and wood. Flavor is juicy and sweet, caramel malts, resinous hops, some wooden notes, toffee and chocolate, passion fruit also. Sweet juicy palate. Nice but not as good as I expected.
75 cl bottle @ home, no BBE infotiong (7201) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma is quite light with hay and some bready tones. Also some nuts and slight fruitiness in the background. Flavour has cocoa notes, fruit juice and some semi-dark chocolate. Roasty and juicy but a bit thin. Good, but I expected more.
750ml bottle from De Molen Beershopj12601 (11000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours pitch black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, hints of sweet fruity notes, cocoa, vanilla, hops and earthy notes. Taste is sweetish, fruity and thin with fruity hoppiness, juicy notes, hints of roastiness and ash. Finish is sweetish juicy, roasty and fruity with hints of hops, cocoa and chocolate. Quite fruity and sweet porter, feels a bit thin though.
Bottle at James’ place for A Clocking New Years! Pours a deep brown with a huge tanned beige head, the size of which makes me at first think infection. Paper and roast on the nose, chocolate and some passion fruit. Papery and chocolatey, cocoa, a bit of roast. Chocolate smooths out, roasty, some more fruitiness. A bit of age and cocoa into the finish. Seems like it’s on the border of going off, but it’s still holding up nicely enough. jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by me at Clocking New Year. Pours black with brown head. Way overcarbonated, but nice after it settles. Nose and taste of passionfruit, berries, dry chocolate malt, burnt toast and light roast berry flavored coffee. Medium body.