Theydon_Bois (18930) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Chriso pre Xmas tasting, 06/12/15.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is light roast malt, toffee, spice, dark fruits with a slight tarte come lactic edge.
Taste comprises chocolate, dark malt, trace of vanilla, toffee, dark fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
The_Osprey (7824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Chriso’s. Thanks! No ABV or date details. Dark brown, red hue, small foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, coke, touch of rum, spiced treacle, light metallic notes. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is toast, toffee with a dry earthy finish. Not bad.
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. It pours a dark brown small beige head. Aroma is light sweet caramel and grains. Taste has molasses caramel and starch. Light to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok
Leighton (20811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre-Christmas/post-Pigs Ear holiday tasting of 2015 - London. Pours unclear dark brown with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds burnt toast, light cocoa, earth and plastic. Medium sweet flavor with dry chocolate, burnt toffee, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and waxy texture. Earthy cocoa in the finish, light roast, nips of coffee. Not bad.
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. At the Kultainen Apina, Hervanta, Finland.
Dark brown color with a tiny light tan head.
Sweet malt, roasted malt, vanilla, lactose and some plastic notes in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, dryness, mild bitterness, licorice and some medicine notes. Quite o'right.
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olio (10059) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina.
Pours dark red-brown color with a small head. Malty, ashy aroma with dark fruits and chocolate. Flavor is cocoa and malt, some bread and coffee. A bit different Porter, okay.
Beerhammaren (1785) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours deep dark reddish brown with medium head. Aroma is lactose, coffee, dark malts, chocolate, liquorice. Flavor is mostly same with some vanilla and hint of bourbon notes.
Mr_Pink_152 (4758) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Real Ale Store, Newark. Almost black colour thin white head. Fruity chocolate aroma taste us mainly sweet with a roasted bitterness.
Powderfin (5) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice bold creamy porter with the right amount of heft. If you’re looking for a decent porter, this is a good choice. Appreciated it first on tap at Trollhaugen Ski Area, it made me an O’SO fan.
shigadeyo (3719) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Roasty, chewy, robust, judicious, creamy, bold, complex, immense..." Roasted malts, cocoa and dark chocolate, vanilla, dark rum alcohols; very dark brown, opaque; licorice, leather, semi sweet chocolate, barrel char, vanilla, milk chocolate finish; medium full body, creamy, smooth, mellow; really complex and deep flavors, excellent porter.