gnoff (8203) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 First rating
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget" in July 2005.
Ordered it to my local store for fun, thought it was gonna taste pretty awful. I was in for quite a surprise though, since I really liked this beer! My first thought was "can a porter taste like this?" Very dark/black color. Mix of sweet and a bit alcohol. Well balanced thugh and something Iíll enjoy drinking again. Only "bad" thing is that the label looks very cheap.
(50 cl bottle from Systembolaget)
Probably one of the last they had before they replaced it with the 7.0% ABV version.
Clear dark deep red color, tan head that is fast dissapearing. Buttery, sweet, alcohol and acidic scent. Buttery, alcohol. metallic and coffee taste. Smooth big mouthfeel, medium well balanced bitterness. Medium to low co2. Slight roasted aftertaste.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber to brown with light reddish hues and a big bubbly beige head. Aroma of mild roastiness, coffee, licorice, dark bread, smoky hints and light fruity notes. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, mildly roasty, with dark bread, chocolate, coffee, licorice, light fruitiness and a slightly drier, more roasty, and slightly alcoholic finish with a light smoky hint. Medium to full-bodied, kinda syrupy and sticky. Not bad, but too sweet and sugary for my liking.
deyholla (7701) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma is full of intense aromatic roasted malts with a bit of coffee and a hint of earthiness. Flavor was similar starting full of roasted malts with a bit of creamy coffee and just a tad of chocolate. Finish is a bit thin, but solid overall.
DuffMan (7620) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown, but not quite inky, with a thin brown head. Aroma is sweet, but in a way that isnít entirely appealing, cola-ish with caramel and dark fruits. Tootsie Rolls! That;s what Iím getting here! And Iím not crazy about it. The palate is much the same, more caramel, very little roast, and with a dusty, flinty dryness in the finish. Just okay.
BVery (7598) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very deep mahogany pour with a monster foamy tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, dark fruits, licorice - pretty sweet tasting. Medium slightly oily palate.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, August 2005. Nearly black, with a ruby tinge. Strong Baltic Porter character, with licorice and tar, some tart fruit and very noticeable volatile alcohol in the aroma. But is shockingly sweet and, coupled with the alcohol burn, this makes for a very odd mouthfeel indeed. Like surgical spirit mixed with cassis and treacle - more like a medicinal tincture than a beer. Rather crude. Not really my thing.
Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep garnet with semi big bubbled tan head. The aroma has notes of dark fruity esters like prunes, figs and dates as well as licorice, burnt malts, some notes of earthiness and a faint hotness on the nostrils. The taste is nice with bold yet even with approachably smooth earthiness mixing with chocolate and burnt malts. Those flavors are followed by an under current of dark fruity esters that tie the taste together nicely. It ends with residual dark fruitiness but mostly roasty malts and fading earthiness. Very pleasing combination of notes creating a very tasty brew.
Ughsmash (7323) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5L bottle. Poured a deep brown with garnet highlights. Tall, loose initial head receded to a thin film with patchy lacing. Nose was intriguing with dark chocolate, burnt molasses, licorice, and mild alcohol as it warmed. Flavor was of cocoa upfront, followed closely by a plethora of burnt, sticky dark malts (licorice, soy, and molasses come to mind)... there was an increasing alcohol presence as this warmed, progressing from warmth to texture to a major component of the flavor. Palate was light, considering the heavy flavor elements.. with only decent transition of flavors. Finish was warm and of moderate length, with burnt dark malts representing. Solid porter with some noticable rough spots.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a light beige head. Big toffee aroma. Toffee/bready flavors with caramel. Toffee, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, toffee.
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Oaktoberfest in Sacramento. This dark brown ale poured with a thin brown head. There is a slightly sweet treacle flavor with a nutty malt finish. A pretty good porter.