booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Supposed to be consumed at room temperature.
It just didn’t do it for me. Cool bottle, tho.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1997 vintage (argang). Aroma of chocolate cake - and that ain’t bad. Almost completely flat, no head at all, just a mild hint of carbonation. Deep coffee-brown colr. Black pepper, then dark chocolate, a bit watery as the flavor fades. Medium body, oily and round. Some woodiness. and moderate dryness. Very nice for this odd style.. I believe this one was too old and had lost some depth.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly black pour. Pretty roasty in the nose, coffee, burnt toast. Tastes of the same, with maybe some slight dark chocolate and molasses. Enough hops to even it out. Another very good Scandanavian porter, albeit a little different.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle bought in Systembolaget - Stockholm.
Appearance: dark brown color. Big head, beige color and some lasting.
Aroma: Some "closed" aroma. Toast smells, caramel, chocolate and vanilla.
Flavor: toasty-sweety start. Lamentably, a bit of oxide and rancid notes. Reminiscences of chocolate, figs and coffee.
Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation.
Remark: Maybe a bad sample, sweet unbalance and some rancid.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Great porter. Not quite nail the toasty, buttery maple/carmel malt characteristic found in a Fuller’s or a Koff, but it comes close. Hops is somewhat more prevalent here and the carbonation is noticeable. Nice beer.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown with reddish tint. Thick lush tan head. Aroma of cocoa and dark dried fruit - a hint of something tropical. Flavor has a backdrop of roasted dark malts with molasses and raisin in the fore. Has a very silky texture. Hops only play a part in keeping this beer from being overly sweet. Excellent baltic porter - even with just 5.5 abv.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent Porter. Certinaly a landmark historically for the style. Vintage 2000:
Rich teak and dusty scarlet sit beneath a layered and lacy toape head. Beautiful aesthetically. Nose : Mostly butterscotch or caramel . This fades into a "hot" dark roasted note with cherries, licorice, and perhaps a hint of chicory. Butterscotch dominates. Flavors: Caramel fades into a butteriness that isn’t diacetyl but simply the complexity of a smooth yeast next to a nicely roasted grain. This fades into a dry bitterness reminiscent of all good dry stouts or porters. However above the bitterness lies a distinct black olive, brown sugar sweetness that is immaculate. Naturally carbonated. The carbonation certainly caps all of this off leaving the mouth dry and bitter and sweet towards the edges of the palate. Excellent ale. Reminds me of Anchor Porter.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Sweet brown sugar, plum, treacle, and sherry.
Ap: Deep brown, clear - medium very light tan head with fair retention, leaving a thin trail of lacing.
T: Lots of caramel and brown sugar up front - robust malt sweetness, with pineapple and candy apple - bitterness is medium-low, with a mossy and herbal character - some mild sherry notes - cocoa, nougat, and dark caramel on the finish.
P: Full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: This is a delicious baltic porter - reminds me of a sweeter, but less roasty, version of Koff - it has a ton of flavor, body, and complexity for its relatively low 5.5% abv - great!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy french roast coffee aroma.Bitter hoppy coffee flavor followed by smooth creamy chocolate as it warms up.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1997...poureed black with minimal head. The aroma was strong with oxidated scotch, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor was quite rich with roasted malt and burnt chocolate. Body was rather light.