Brewed by Ægir Bryggeri
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Flåm, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle at Olympen. Black, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly sour coffee and dark cocoa. Taste is rich burnt espresso and dark chocolate mousse. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
On tap at Håndverkerstuene. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of dried fruits and roasted malt. Full body. Sweet and fruity with raisins. Well balanced with a fairly dry and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2012
It might not be as black as a moonless night, as the label claims, but the body is at least close to black, with a brown tint. The brown head is quite small and fairly quickly it reduces to a thin film and bubbles clinging to the wall. Ok lacing. Many porters boast to be "chocolate monsters", but this one really deserves that nick: the aroma is massive sweet milk chocolate, absolutely fabulous! Also plenty of dark, sweet caramel. The aroma is lightly roasted, and in the background there is coffee, and dark dried fruits like raisin. The initial taste is moderate sweet and light bitter while the finish is moderate bitter. Again the chocolate is very present in the flavours, also caramel, faint coffee and a touch of alcohol in the finish, lightly roasted. The fruits are not dried, more like slightly overripe blue grapes. Soft carbonation, full body and a velvety chocolate mouthfeel, this is like drinking thick cocoa! A delicious brew, only lacking a bit in bitterness and hoppy notes.
[50 cl bottle, batch 183, enjoyed 4 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Dyprød - egentlig svart: Lar seg så vidt gjennomskinne. Høyt, litt farget luftig skum. Sammensatt og god aroma av bær & lakris. Litt røyk. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Rik, ikke påtrengende smak. Lakris, svisker og litt røyk. Avslutter tørt. Alkoholen merkes ikke. Et veldig behagelig øl. KI=7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at DSG 2011. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, licorice, malt, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, coffee, licorice, malt, alcohol, hop, chocolate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Very dark amber color with a tiny head that disappears. Roasted malt aroma, coffee, chocolate, raisins, caramel and prunes. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2135) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Doft: Hö, kaffe och malt Smak: Tjock oljig vätska ,ed mycket choklad och lakrits. Eftersmak: Mycket malt. Fantastisk fyllighet - mycket bra!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Caramel, raosted malt and liquorice nose. Complex and well blended flavour; toffe, liquorice, fruity, roasted malt. Just outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Pikkulintu, 20111203) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, hops, sweetness, liquorice, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A bit too hoppy for a porter but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4815) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Almost black with an airy tan head. Molasses and somewhat meaty nose. In the mouth roasted coffee and caramel chocolate flavours. Well-crafted as always from Ægir.

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