ABS (960) - Stokke, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Giant bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown, greyish. Close to no head. Roasted malt, coffee, Stroh rum, spice flavour. Very warming, surprisingly at 5,7 % ABV. Quite bitter. Medium body. Soft to flat carbonation. Quite good.
metalspice (784) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Her skjer det mye! Mørkt øl med beige topp. Duft av hasselnøtter, kakao, knekk og ristet malt. Smaken er dominert av nøtter, søt karamell, kaffedrops og noe lakris. også veldig lette brente toner. Kledelig munnfølelse.
alex_leit (3060) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma: excellent coffee, roasted, cocoa. Taste: coffee beverage with chicory, slightly burning, caramel, pleasant hops.
melush (3325) - SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slightly bitter.
mariuspoenari (1946) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a thin tan head with good retention. Smells of roasted malts, peat and burnt plastic, dark chocolate. Tastes bitter-sweet, with roasted malts and smoke dominating the taste, but not necessarily in a bad way. A by-the-book porter. As it gets warmer, dark chocolate starts to make itself present, especially in the aftertaste. Smooth mothfeel.
LE: I am starting to really enjoy this beer, a lot of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts in the taste, very well balanced. Increasing the rating a bit.
Holmen2 (3251) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog. From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 06.05.13. Dark brown. almost black. Sweet aroma of chocolate biscuits, spruce needles and coffee. Taste of bitter chocolate, some hops, dry liquorice, ash and waves of sweetness. Some hops in long aftertaste. Dry and appropriately carbonated mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.
borre_m (1402) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown. Aroma is of cocoa anf some coffee. Taste is complex coffee and cocoa dominating. Very balanced but the finish is a little watery due to the low alcohol.
omhper (24100) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown. Concentrated aroma of coffee and fudge. Mid dry with medium body and crisp, well rounded mouthfeel. Earthy coffee, chocolate, grain and fudge. Long bitter finish. Distinct and pleasant.
TBone (16450) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bog bottle (from Vinmonopolet)
Opaque color, small brownish head. Aroma has cocoa and some woody/vegetably notes. Medium-bodied. Cocoa, chocolate, toasted malty flavor. Very cocoa powerish aftertaste. Not really my favourite.
oh6gdx (25767) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Vinmonopolet, Kirkenes). Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some mild toffee, ashes, roasted malts and liquorice. Flavour is the same elements, but in a quite thick and bold way. Big ashy finish.