Beer5000 (6328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with a big, dense, beige head. Aroma has dark smooth roasted malt, vanilla and some caramel. Flavor is sweet and smooth, pleasant roasted dark malt, a touch of caramel, dry fruit, nice bitterness and dark chocolate. Nice balanced body and long lasting, nice aftertaste. Feels bigger than 5,5%. A great one indeed.
Gangstergafje (959) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Woow. The looks of this porter are incredible. On the naked eye the color of the beer is pitch black on the naked eye. Light reveals a nice ruby red glow. The color of the beer is crystal clear. On top of the beer there is a very thick soft layer of almond coloured foam. More foam than I’ve ever seen on a porter. I like the feeling of the soft foam when you take a sip. Foam retention is superb.
The smell of the beer is nice. It is salty. I smell some salted caramel. I also smell lovely malt aroma’s, quite toasty and roasty. The malt aroma’s give a nice burnt bitterness and a salty touch. I also smell some refreshing hop notes. The smell isn’t very strong, but it is very nice. I also smell some bitter and sweet chocolate. This aroma is propelled after some time, as the beer warms up. Lovely, especially together with the malt aroma’s.
The taste of the beer is lovely. There is a strong malty base, containing flavours of bittersweet chocolate, salted caramel, coffee and toast. There is a nice burnt bitterness. I also taste some dark fruits, a hint of plum, and some bitter hops. The beer is both dark and refreshing. The malts and hops accompany each other perfectly. What a good porter. This really is one of the top segment beers. Lovely. The beer is filled with strong bitters, some salts, and lovely sweets. The chocolate and coffee are very clear, but don’t smother the other flavors. Perfectly done.
The palate of the beer is also lovely. Medium full body, smooth texture but also a bit sticky and tingly. The carbonation is medium, quite a lot of gas for a porter. The finish is lovely. It contains some amazing flavours of chocolate and coffee and bitterness and yes!
k92488 (464) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF mørk flott brunt skum. Aroma malt sjokolade. Smak sjokolade malt karamell. Veldig god
Cuso (8529) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Nisse 666, many thanks. Almost black color,with huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark,fruits. Taste, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, biscuits, licorice, notes of vanilla. Powerful, tasty beer.
knasputte78 (661) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med ett stort skum. Rostade toner med beska, rätt kärv. Gräsig och lite bitter
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Skruttster (7) - Nyköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. BB 2017-04-27.
A fair bit of coffee, chocolate and roasty malt, as well as some sweet vanilla like tones on the nose.
Highly carbonated, the frothy tan head filled up the entire glass instantly when pouring.
Black, almost completely opaque, some very deep red tones, looks nice.
Medium sweetness and bitterness in a nice balance.
Medium-light body, slightly creamy and slick, bitter finish that lingers a bit.
A pleasant and straight forward porter.
kevnic2008 (11852) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks for this beer to Erzengel. Pours a black color. Vanilla on the nose blended with roasted malts. Good structure without being overly sweet.
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Nisse666 for this bottle. Lots of roast, fresh and intense. Vanilla, smooth and slightly sweetish chocolate. Fresh, moderate bitter, round and intense. Voluminous, espresso and chocolate. Vanilla and smooth chocolate. Great!
Holmen1 (5601) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal, juni-16: brunsvart med flott beige skum som varer. Nydelig aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, mørk sjokolade og et delikat streif av citrus. Smaken er like god, kraftig, uten å bli for bitter og tørr - svenskene behersker porterstilen til fulle!
gunnar (8784) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark ruby with a small creamy tan head . Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, some decent citrus hops AS well. Taste is moderate bitter and dry, roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, good citrus dry hoppy finish.