AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Discount. Pours black-brown with a tan head. Nice lacing that stuck around and around. Aroma has cocoa, licorice and molasses. Taste is of strong bitter roasted malt, sweet molasses and chocolate. More and more cocoa through the glass. A bit rough. Finishes strongly bitter with some sweetness. Molasses thick and sweet with licorice salty at the end. Definitely the baltic-y roughness, but a lot of flavor too.
BoBoChamp (4681) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, from Voldby Købmandsgaard Hammel, complex Porter, roasted/fruity and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Overall impression: Powerful, balanced and tasty porter.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.
Unde (201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown porter with light brownish head on top. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste offers roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate and at the end some delicate hop flavors mixing in with the roasted malts. Soft carbonation and quite full body. Pretty decent porter.
chribban (86) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown, almoust black liquid. Brownbeige, one finger high head. Nose: Vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, dried fruit, smoke, tobacco, dark chocolate and oak. Taste: Brown sugar, espresso, smoke, dark bread and dark chocolate. Great bitterness at the end. Body: Medium with small amount of carbonation. Almoust no taste of alcohol - Really good!
Sarpa (512) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl @ nordic. Pours black with beige head. Chocolate, dark malts in the aroma. Cocoa, dark malts in the flavour. Balanced, very nice.
stecken (74) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of coffee, licorice, tobacco. Sweet taste with medium body. Pretty standard for the style, lacks character.
LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: very fruity, roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate and cocoa.
Taste: creamy chocolate, licorice, wine gums, fruity, candy, quite heavy roast, some ashes.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50 cl thanks to David (not on ratebeer). On October 25, 2013.
Dark brown to black color, light brown head. Buttery, ash, diacetyl/butterscotch, a bit fruity taste. Butterscotch, ash aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, buttery, fruity scent. Also light liquorice aftertaste. Way too "spretig", not really balanced against anything.
ekstedt (4910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Balch with beige head. Salmiak and tobacco roasted aroma, some hoppy notes. Medium bodied, meidum carbonation. Semi dry, firm bitterness.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from Archive. Mountainous deep dark tan head atop a thick looking black beer. Aromas of vanilla and dark chocolate hit the nose followed by some aniseed. Once you cut through the foam you find a powerful chocolate flavour that coats the tongue and penetrates the whole mouth.