NORSAND (82) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beige head, lasting some 2-3 minutes before gradually dissapearing.
Nose: Roast coffee, dark malt and quite a bit of the typical "bottle aged porter nose" (not a big compliment). Not much complexity or finesse here.
Taste & palate: Medium to medium light body - a bit light for a porter. Decent freshness and acidity in the attack and some slight sweetness (off dry) in the aftertaste but again lacking some body to quite balance it out fully. Somewhat burnt taste to it.
A not quite balanced porter with a certain freshness to it which at 6 years is keeping up well but also doesn’t promise much more in the way of further development - drink rather than hold. It’s freshness is actually the main thing this beer has going for it and after all that means there should be a number of foods it might pair well with.
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sweet aroma .. hints of coffee and chocolate .. and i must say liquorice. Taste of coffee chocolate malt hints of spices. A nice aftertaste with coffee and chocolate aswell. An ok porter.
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Nice apperance with solid head and red colour. Tastes some chocolate and a little bit coffe and carmel. Sweet in the beginning, more bitter at the end. Body is to thin in my opinion. OK porter, but nothing special.
AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arôme discret. Goût torréfié/caramel léger. Pointe d’acidité. Légère amertume en arrière goût. Porter correct, sans plus.
pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick smooth flavour gives this fantastic creation a well deserved place amongst the best Porters. No distinct flavour to mention. it tastes a little little bit of both Coffee and Chocolate as a Porter should. It is remarkable thick and almost creamy .
nickbigs (10) - Brandon, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2008 vintage from Lund systembolaget. Pours black. Tasted of coffee, fruit and something burnt. Not the porter I expected. Just alright.