Lothore (556) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a drk brownish hue with a small, tan head that leaves lacing on the way down.
S- tart raspberry, dark chocolate, Cabernet, coffee
T- coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, rounded out by light tartness ADHD dark fruit notes
M- medium bodied with low carb
D- nice beer that was surprisingly well balanced
Would have benefitted from more carbonation.
King_Alex_II (108) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very surprising beer. A sour porter. The porter character is less heavy and creamy than expected. Sour beer with a black strong body. Impressing.
SinH4 (271) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark brown color with small head. Aroma is tart and lambic-like, but also lots of malts and cinnamon. Taste is sweetish-sour, combined with malty, dark flavours, and a dry finish. I like this combination very much!
anstei (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 33cl bottle from Erzbierschof. A dark porter made with spontaneous fermentation sounds like an interesting experiment indeed. The sour and sparkly lambic feel is there but not dominant, giving the usual porter (that I actually don’t like) a nice counterweight. Still, not one of my favourites.
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 15, 2014. Bottle at home, best before november 22, 2016. Pours dark brown with a medium sized dense brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, light tart cherries and oak. Taste is light sweet milk chocolate up front, tart cherries and dry oak notes in the finish. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home, bought from Systembolaget. Dark brown almost black color with dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, light coffee, and yeasty, light funky bretty. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted malty again, chocolate and coffee, funky, fruity, berries. Medium oily body with average carbonation. Bitter fruity finish.
finol (2255) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkonung.
Pours black with a brown head.
Nice chocolate and red berries taste with a barnyard finish
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var en oväntat komplex öl, smaken och ölen är tjusigt balanserad med toner av rostad malt, choklad och äpple. Kroppen var stabil och upplevelsen var positiv, mycket tack vare ölens komplexitet.
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique porter-style dark beer from 3 Fonteinen since 2010. And where Armand Debelder is, lambic is never far away: this black roasted beer is partially fermented with a wild lambic yeast. The result introduces a Brett aroma and taste to a black beer - which is probably close to what a historical, 18th century porter tasted like. Light beige, creamy head, blackish colour with wine red glow; aroma of raisins, dates, coffee, bitter chocolate, dry sherry, leather, wet hay, caramel. Rich malty taste with some wild yeast leatheriness and funkiness, high drinkability, drying effect of the wild yeast especially noticeable in the finish, where it is paired with a coffee- and chocolate-like roasted bitterness. Interesting, but I can imagine this will not be to anyone’s liking.
neongolden (559) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Nov 6 2014) Pours a very deep brown with a moderate, tight off-white head and loads of lace. Aroma has a mild tartness that has cherry hints, semisweet chocolate, lightly smoky roast, a faintly musty lambic yeast note. Palate has some tartness initially, cherry and some citrus juice in support, but mostly driven by malts. Chocolate powder, very light coffee roast, sweetish dark toffee malt, drying and lightly dusty roast on the finish but not very bitter at all with tart hints remaining. Lightish mouthfeel with soft, average strength carb. Very easy drinking actually, not aggressively sour by any means and the malts are fairly mild roast-wise but still bring porter flavours. Not the craziest beer but deserves kudos for balance.
Grzesiek79 (3305) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love Lambick yeast. Pachnie pszepieknie to piwo kawa czekolada, powidlami sliwkowymi i winnym octem. W smaku lekko palone czekoladowo kawowe i kwaskowe, taninowe dosc solidnie. Orzecha wloskiego wyczulem w pszelyku w koncowce. Wyglad to glebia czarnego koloru, geste i czarne niczym smola. Piana brazowawa sporoa utrzymujaca sie sredio dlugo ale jest super jakosci. Piwo jakby chcialo pszemowic, bierz i kosztuj kazdy lyk i sie nim delektuj. Doskonale do serowych pszekasek. Polecam.