TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The alcohol really shines through here, making this a good one to wind down the night. All of the traditional porter flavors are here, although this one goes heavy on the sweetness. Personally, I thought it was delicious, a great way to warm up in the winter perhaps.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour, clear with no head. Aroma of chocolate with a touch of chicory. Light flavor, a touch of bitter the end.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers I’ve ever had, thus far. Smooth, rich chocolate aroma. Flavor was more sweet goodness. My friend commented that "it tastes like someone poured caramel corn all over beer!". The facet of this porter that separated from other porters that I’ve had was the 9.4%. With such a finely made beer, the alcohol was wonderfully hidden. Wowie zowie is the best way to express my love of this beer.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate with some breadiness with a silght hint of dark fruit. Flavor is a sweet coffee with a touch of chocolate.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells like raisins and heavy metal and molasse dark dark brown with a red tint. thin. taste eh. thin bubblee. taste of malt caramel roast a little thin some vanilla not all that bad. but like one dimensional. a burnt aftertaste and alcohol zip dominate the finish.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour was a bit thin for a porter with such a great smell. Roasty, chocolate, and coffee came to mind while drinking this brew. The taste was similar with a hint of coffee and vanilla. Not bad, just not great. I really wish it was thicker for the mouthfeel.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark brown/ruby with a small light brown head that doesn’t last. Aroma is a sweet molasses and caramel with some dark fruit. Taste is way too sweet for me. Molasses, chocolate, maybe even some soy sauce. It was honestly hard to finish. Small credit giving for hiding the alcohol, but I would not recommend it.
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A delicious roasty porter. Nice aroma, good smooth flavor of roasted malt that finishes abruptly with no bitterness. A good all around porter, a little on the thin side.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yes, colour is black. When you look closely against a bulb, you can see that the liquid really is deep, deep brown-red and clear. The brownish foam is made of big bubbles, and it dissolves quickly into a thin, white skin.
The smell is quite complex; the dominant part is dark roasted coffee. There are also notes of yeast, dark chocolate, vanilla, rye bread and liquorice.
The carbon dioxide is very, very gentle. The brew almost got a stale mouthfeel.
The taste is at first very sweet and without any traces of bitterness or alcohol (surprising considering the high abv). The taste is overall quite velvety; the strongest taste is a roasted – burned taste, but there are also some hints of dark bread, raisins and gravy.
The aftertastes got a fiery taste of alcohol, but there were also a blend of French roasted coffee, sweet liquorice, rye bread and boiled ham.
The label says that this beer is made in collaboration between Boss Brewery in Poland and “Ölverket”, “the Beer Department” in Sweden. An organisation or company or whatever that I never before have heard about, although I can agree with their slogan, something like “drink easy – drink good”
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aroma, no alcohol smell. Mildly bitter taste with maybe a hint of dark chocolate. Didn’t detect as much flavor as some of the other reviewers maybe because it was chilled a little low. Okay porter.