lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Swedish classic (fresh as a daisy bottled in 2006).
Appearance: Jet black, with a thick creamy tan head with some rusty spots which thinned out. No noticeable lacing.
Aroma: A soft fruit sweetness, a hint of vanilla and a vague suggestion of roasted coffee.
Flavour: Mild choco/coffee follows an intial burst of sweetness. Some rust and caramel raisins chucked in for good measure.
Palate: Light carbonation, ’lördag godis’ sweetness and a bitter aftertaste so light you almost miss it.
Overall: Too sweet for me, and lacking in the burnt ’n’ bitter department. Having said that it’s a decent easy-drinking version and I’m sure with a couple of years under its belt the sweetness will round out and this will improve even more (now have a few bottles in the cellar to prove this theory)
beeranarchist (213) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee, caramel and raisins. Good carbonation (not to high), light roasted, bitter finish. Very good without being to heavy.
kindacold (213) - 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.
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.
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
Slubgob (196) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Opaque black coffee, fine light tan head. Chocolate nose. Full but not heavy on the mouth, lots of chocolate fading to a suggestion of prunes and cocoa and other flashes of flavors I can’t quite define, finishing with more dry chocolate and just a touch of bitterness. Fantastic porter!
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
nellycale (192) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a black hur with a flat - very little head. Flavor is outstanding with coffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla. Biggest shortfall is a real lack of carbonation.
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slakemythirst (190) - - 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