Grovlam (4156) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Average beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of toasted malt, light buttery notes, hint of sweet chocolate. Over the palate was burned malt, chocolate, sweet coffee, and nuts. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated sweeten flavor with light bitter notes. Sweet coffee like finish. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 14
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50 cl bottle, 7.0% ABV, from Swedish Systembolaget)
This is replacing the 9.4% ABV version in Sweden.
Clear dark deep red color, tan head. Acidic, buttery, malty, sweet, smoke, roasted, choclate scent. Also vinous and alcohol.
Metallic, grainy, dusty and roasted taste.
Medium to big mouthfeel, medium co2.
Medium high bitterness. Roasted aftertaste.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (7%). Dark reddish colour with a tan head. Aroma of brown sugar & coffee. Roasted flavour with a soft bitterness.
ekstedt (5482) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget, says 7.0 % abv on the label. Deep clear reddish brown with a rich fluffy beige head. Very intriguing roasted aroma with notes of liquorice, gunpowder, dried fruits, and coffee. Medium bodied and smooth, perfectly balanced with a light initial sweetness followed by a firm roasted bitterness. Infinitely better than the 9.4 % abv version.
TMANAZ (8) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine Poland Porter, a Distinct coffee aroma was the first sense I noticed with a slight licorice flavor. Not one of my favorite Porters but I would definately buy again. Priced right for Domestic (U.S.) Porter lovers.