Holmen2 (4043) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2017
From can at True North Bar, Stavanger, with KH and NAS 17.11.17. Almost ebony. Brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and pears. Taste of roasted malt, syrup and bitter dark caramel. daje (4535) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2017
On tap at Cafe Sara, december 9th 2016. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla cookies. Taste is roasted with sweet chocolate, rasin, fig. Strong roasted and sweet coffee finish. Very nice! Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Can split at Matteo's farewell bash, CBC Islington, thanks to Leighton and Fergoose 20/02/17.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is light charr, black peppery spice, chocolate, toffee, fruit rinds.
Taste comprises toffee fudge, spice, fruit cake, molasses, roast malts, dark chocolate, dates.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, drying close with a light boost offered.
Fell a little short for me and lacked depth for the relatively hefty ABV. rob19a (470) - - MAY 31, 2017
15/20 very easy drinking porter with good body and a sweetness, no grit at all
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beton (700) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Aromat mlecznej czekolady, fudge czekoladowego, karmelu, subtelnej lukrecji i brązowego cukru. Smak znów powtórka z aromatu, czyli dominuje czekolada mlecznq, karmel, ciut ciemnych owoców, cukier w typie muscovado. Tekstura i ciało gładkie, aksamitne, nawet lekko mięsiste. Dobre, słodkie smaki czekolady i karmelu, lekki banan, zapewne z drożdży i przypraw.
Desverger (12941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Can sourced from Mikkeller & Friends Bottle Shop, Copenhagen, shared with the fam - black coloured pour with tan head. Roasted and light sweet malty aroma and taste, some chocolate, some dried fruit, light hoppy backing, charred brown sugar, some vanilla accents in the finish. Scopey (15747) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Can at Matteo’s Leaving tasting. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The aroma is sweet, toasty, rich roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruits, raisin and sultana. The taste is quite sweet, toasty, earthy roast, wood, leather, raisin, sultana, treacle, a bit sugary, cake and some warming alcohol with a slick finish. Fulsome body, average carbonation and hot mouth-feel. Not a huge amount of depth and comes across a bit alcoholic. Not bad anyhow. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
20th February 2017Meilby (11739) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
Matteo’s Ciao @ Craft Islington. Can. Thanks to Leighton and Fergus. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and dry, good fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts, little cream, mild dark chocolate. Spicy esters and spicy bubblegum. Dry finish. To estery for me.
Can 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, KristiansandThe_Osprey (9159) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and oat. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, oat and light hint of smoke. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
February 2017 - Can share at CBC Islington for the Matteo Farewell tasting, as ’Northern Monk / De Molen Malt’. Many thanks to LKS and FXX for this one. Dark brown, red hue, foamy brown head leaves light lacing. Aroma is coffee and varnish, big plasticky esters, yeasty. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has some coffee, yeasty and spicy, plastic notes. A touch too spicy but decent. (3.4)