kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 from a bottle.
Pours rich brown with red highlights and tan head that dissipates quickly.
Mild smell, earthy and a bit of coffee.
Tastes a bit more fruity than expected. Has the usual coffee and chocolate flavor, but also a bit of apricot, hint of cherry, and some orange peel. Mildly hoppy finish.
Served at room temperature, the beer mildly tingles on the tongue and leaves a slightly sticky residue with coffee, dark chocolate, and hoppy notes.
circinus (209) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Dark colour with a beige thin head. Chocolate, roast, slight fudge, brown sugar, hint of vanilla. Very nice bitterness, rounded sweetness. Medium body, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Very nice.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive beer. Roasty aroma and a sweet chocolate flavor with dark malt accents.
Melker (206) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drank a really fresh one yesterday (2013) so I have something to compare with when I drink the aged bottles.
Dark brown color. Off-white medium head with big bubbles.
Aroma of coffee. cocoa.. no complexity. Taste is sweet and just a little bit bitter. Body is pretty thin and it’s heavily carbonated.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mikkos (196) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black cola colored beer wit a small head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, smokey, some rye bread and sweet ripe plums. Taste is on the sweet side with coffee, dark malts, ripe fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel and bitter smooth finish. Lacks the final touch, yet a very enjoyable beer.
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beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2001 on label.English Pint glass
Pours a thin tan head with notes of alcohol,roast malts and caramel.
The beer itself is almost black with amber highlights. The flavor of roasted malt and chocolate balancing the a slight residual sweetness.The body is thin but the carbonation is not that lively so it really goes down smooth.A 5.5% beer that you can cellar. Whats not to love
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
had the 2000 version and it was very good. it was quite dark with a strong roast aroma. very smooth and a little sweet goin down. well done
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours and looks nice. A bit watery with a faint finish. A Fuller's London Porter mixed half and half with water would still be better than this.
slakemythirst (189) - - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doftar rostat kaffe och jag tycker mig antyda apelsinkärnor (!). Brygden smeker gommen...Slutsats: En välgjord porter