nybol (2441) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium to dark brown with some red highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that receded slowly down to a semi-thick film with a large collar, which did create some good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a mild leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruit (black currants) and a bit of toffee.
The taste was malty and slightly bitter-sweet with a hint of baker’s chocolate and a touch of toffee at first and then became a tad bitterer with a dose of strong coffee and a mild fruity sweetness towards the end. The flavor stuck around for just a little while with a bold bitter-sweet mocha-coffee taste left to lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet a tad dry in texture with a mildly ticklish carbonation.
Overall a nice easy to drink Porter, with just enough fruity sweetness to offset the bold bitterness...
En god porter....men ikke meget porter over den.
Den er som en porter, men desværre mangler bare smagen af det hele. Ikke at den er dårlig, den er måske en god "begynder-øl" ud i porter-verden. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Bropey, 03/08/15.
Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is soy sauce, bloody Mary, umame, dark fruit, touch of oxidisation.
Taste comprises fruit loaf, light spice, earthy, toffee, malt, sweet.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Doing ok for a ’98 vintage. TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Foam is present at the porter, but impressive is certainly not. The aroma is something special for type. Little malt and many floral notes. The taste nor as a conventional reports, rather something going towards a good dark sporter. It is too hard roasted malt, a little flower and a final hop bitterness is prolonged. mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s place. Many thanks to Paul for this relic. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a fine cream coloured head. Aroma is fairly nice Salted caramel, toffee, soy, caramel, nutty. Flavour is composed of caramel, light toffee, Salted caramel, Good for the age. Palate is sweet, tangy, lowish carbonation, medium bodied. Powdered choc and fruit cake lingers. The_Osprey (9698) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks to Paul for sharing this BB Feb 1998 porter, 5.8%. Dark brown, big foamy tan head. Aroma is sherry, tomato paste, perfume. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is marmite, tangy fruits, sherry. Yep, pretty oxidised as expected. Definitely fun to try, and actually pretty drinkable though I doubt I would have finished the bottle by myself.
Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Best before Feb 1998! Pours clear russet-brown with a big, foamy khaki head. A bit of oxidation apparent in the nose, cherry, brown bread. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, raisins, bread, some brown sugar, dates. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, more dried, old berries, toasted sugars, bread. Pretty damn good given the age. Scopey (16274) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle BBF Feb 1998!!! It pours dark brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is rich, earthy, marmite, oxidised action, fruit cake, wood, toasty, brown sugar and must. The taste is pretty sweet upfront, caramelised sugars, aged malts, fruit cake, candy, marmite, damp wood and cola with a short, sweetish finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Yes it’s aged, but not at all bad for it. Like Kenny, we’ll sort of. rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown almost black color with light beige head. Aroma is light roasted malty, caramel, bready, licorice. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Light oily to watery body with soft carbonation. angel77 (4053) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl en el lúpulo en junio de 2010 con fech de cons preferente para antes 19-11-2010 (r1295). color negro con espuma oscura. Porter ligera y algo amarga con 6 vol y 32 ibus. Normal. jamaty (2268) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Marron oscura rojiza, casi opaca. Abundante espuma cremosa y duradera. Aroma plano, nada destaca. Excelente textura, muy cremosa, y agradable sabor con toques de caramelo, algo de fruta roja y un final ahumado muy seco y amargo. Muy buena.