Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2013Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
In short: A complex roasted porter with good hopping. Very nice.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when approximately 4 to 6 months of age. Bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is has a pleasant rich toasted malt character as well has green herbal hops. Taste has succulent cereals, highly roasted and wrapped in luscious caramel, nice mocha, roasted cashews, burnt oats, notes of bakery chocolate. A decent amount of herbal-spicy hops that distracts the taste buds and washes the sweetness away. Lively mouthfeel with a big body and generous but never aggressive carbonation. Nothing original here but the execution is flawless, it is flavorful, a good complexity, a high drinkability factor. A 22oz that went down like a 12oz. Very much above average take on the style. Another nice bottle I got in a trade that was gathering dust in my cellar, I have way too much good beer in my cellar, so if you are reading this I hereby invite any ratebeerian passing through Montreal to drop by house and watch me drink way too much good beer.
Fra keg på Small Bar Cardiff 2 Mai 17. Svart. Lavt skum med litt farge. Blir raskt film. Aroma av røstet malt. Smaken rosin & røstet malt. Tørr avslutning. Svesse (8576) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
(Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, 17 May 2017) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, hazelnuts and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with dark rye bread, coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, dark fruit and a balanced roasty bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced porter. Nice one. Rune (12587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2017
Keg at Small Bar Cardiff. Patchy beige head, spotty lacing, near-black coloured body. Dark malty aroma, doughy and with hints of dark fruits. The taste profile follows suit with doughy dark malts, chocolate and hints of dark fruits towards the finish. Roasted endnotes. Fine bodied and balanced. Likable. (02.05.2017). gunnar (9013) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours almost black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is inviting, malty, chocolate and coffee . Taste is light sweet dark malty, liquorice, very nice. thewolf (12534) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle, bought@Ølfestival 2017. Pours deep opaque black with a small, staying creamy beige film head. Aroma has sweet malts, licorice, chocolate, raisins,. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite light mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light nutty, a touch vinious and warming. Lovely balance.
77ships (9632) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2017
Thank you! Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark brown with no head. Nose is iron, sugar, dull leaves & some wet dog. Taste is iron, wet dog, sugar, thin, red grape. Body is grain, thin. Not sure what happened here but I am not a fan. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2017
Draft at Brody’s. Near black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, light roast, caramel and woody notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Maakun (5370) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2017
Tap at Brody’s. Almost black with dark beige head. Light coffee, roasted malts, ash, very dry fruits, paper, tar, light chalk. Under medium sweet with medium roasted bitterness. Medium bodied with slick watery feel. sjogro (3921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2017
Tap at Brody’s. Black with cream tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts, dark and dried fruit, toffee, taffy, coffee-like, some old wood. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Smooth and slick. Nice roast. Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
From draft at Brody’s Den Haag. Pours a dark brown/close to black, off-white head. Nice coffee grounds, light caramel, bit of dark chocolate, could do with more roast. Very smooth, light. Classic porter. Under medium body. Under medium sweet, under medium bitter.