tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
65 cl bottle at Skallerup Klit. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is the same, togheter with a fine sweetness. Nice porter. NosirIwont (2530) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle. 10 cl. sample. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malts in a nice mix. Feels slightly metallic; not like a distinct note, but more of a feeling it has to it. Flavour is sweet and roasted with slight metallic notes. Dry, roasted coffee finish. Great. Finish is better than the initial flavour; a 7 for the latter and 9 for the former, which lands it at an 8. Overall a very fine brew. 28-10-08. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
Black of color with a small beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and weak dark fruits. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee and weak chocolate. Pretty nice porter! thomat (3860) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2008
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Rosted, coffe tones with malt and chocolate. Mouthful of coffee and chocolate. Medium body with a sour / bitter aftertaste. RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Proof there’s truth in advertising, as this one did feel like silk going down. And the aroma, a blast of milk chocolate aroma. Flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt, and some coffee bitterness at the finish that was more pronounced as it warmed. It addition to feeling silky on the mouth, the carbonation was a little tingly. It was an unusual combination, but worked for me. Memorable and excellent porter.
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Smell is creamy, chocolate, roastiness, caramel, and cereal. Dark brown somewhat clear with some tan head. Taste is sweet roasty, coffee, and dark. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2008
bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. It smells of coffee and dark roasted malt. The flavor has that malt and coffee with a touch of chocolate too. The medium to full body has smooth on the palate as the name indicates and has some mild hops bitterness. It’s a solid porter, but a pricey one for what it is. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
Courtesy of Grovlam. It’s black with a red hue and a small, dense head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, light sweetness, preserved figs and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of sweet licorice, coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate and it ends slightly dry with a slightly roasted bitterness. It’s smooth, charming and very well balanced and straightforward. A beer that makes you feel at home! Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 (Bottle) The pour is near black with a light creamy, medium brown head. The aroma is of medium toasted caramel, medium roasted and light-burned malt with tones of burned cookies, nuts, burned hay, creamy dark chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Clear notes of blue and black berry jam alongside light hints of dark, over ripe cherries and dried fruits. The roastiness also holds coffee and dark bread way in the background. In addition, just a whisper of piney, resiny and herbal hops. The rater solid maltiness scores high in my street credibility book. The flavour has a toasted and caramelly maltiness with a nice roasted finish to back it up. Medium sweet and light grassy bitter. Cookies, nuts, dark chocolate and coffee-like malt is present. Dark berries and dark fruits in the taste as well. A big wet kiss on the cheek to Hoppin´ Frog for the gentle 26 IBU, I like a Porter that is focusing more on the malt profile then the hop force. Bit chewy. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky with soft carbonation. A touch of smoke. Medium bodied. Another solid effort from HF.
notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Pours a dark brown, with a fairly thick and lasting lace - aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, black cherry, berry-like character, a bit of vanilla and brown sugar - very smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body - a little abrasive up front, but it smooths out fast - flavors of chocolate, coffee bitterness, dark fruit and blueberry - a little bit of tobacco and leafy character - a little doughy on the back end - it’s a solid porter, but it isn’t one that I am going to drop 9 bucks on a bomber of again any time soon.