cladinshadows (49) - USA - DEC 6, 2012Finn (7516) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Very old 22 oz. bottle dated 4/16/12. Aroma is delicious - vanilla and chocolate with some dark fruit/raisin notes. Appears pitch black but brilliantly clear with ruby/garnet highlights at the edge of the glass. Head retention is nonexistent (I’ve had this beer three times now, always the same) and dissipates like I just poured a coca-cola. Taste is as promised by the aroma and is very nicely balanced. A very broad and complex palate of toasty/chocolate flavors mingle with vanilla/fruity/caramelized flavors. This is possibly the maltiest tasting porter I’ve had (which is sort of how this porter makes its mark on the style). The mouthfeel is medium to full with the appropriate balance of carbonation - it’s satisfyingly malty and sweet but not cloying. Overall this is an excellent robust porter that is certainly one of the best bottled porters you can buy. It would be nice to find a fresh one for comparison, but this beer seems to hold up to aging very well.
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 (8580) - 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 (12618) - 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 (9019) - 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 (12535) - 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 (9650) - 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 (5408) - 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 (3956) - 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.