Veer (362) - Landskrona, - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: complex, funky malts. Tones of coffee, liquorice, fortified wine, sweet pears, tulips, sugar, red currant sourishness, nougat.
Flavour: sourish bitterness followed by elegant sweetness. Heavily malty and cocoa-like. The sourish bitterness is longlasting and very satifying. This is what a porter should taste like – easily distinguishable from a stout. The hops are there, and though they are perhaps fresher and more citrusy than what is usual for a scandinavian porter, they sit nicely in the bakground and let the malt dominate. One of the best malt profiles I’ve come across so far. Liquorice? Sure, but not as much as cocoa, coffee and roasted bitterness.
Appearance: very dark brown, towards black body. Warm beige-coloured foam formed by bubbles rather than froth, also a thin film remains on the surface. It looks like a great many good american impies, albeit paler.
Palate: thin but somehow grainy, acidic. Yet... fluffy. Very interesting. Moderate/low carbonation.
ERB92 (371) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, nuts, dried fruits and chocolate in the aroma. Dark brown with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a nice Porter, but i would like it to be a bit less carbonated.
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/VIII/14 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 11/II/16 (2014-913) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!
Clear dark brown beer, small aery beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: lots of coffee, sweet dried fruits, some alcohol, caramel, overripe banana, some chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coffee, bitter touch, little sweet, some dried fruits, mocha. Aftertaste: coffee, caramel, bit sugary,s oft bitterness. Weird gelatinous chunks in the end, coming from the bottom of the bottle. Reminds me of the weird stuff in some Dark Lords. Are they cheating with some additives here???
NBird (402) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks.. Black, small tan head.
Smells.. Coffee, some choc, vanilla hints, molasses.
Tastes..coffee, roasty malts, puckery salty liquorish
Beergeek23322 (2438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/16/2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Licorice, coffee and roasted malt aromas. Robust and balanced with malty flavors and a bitter finish. Awesome.
Lawger (110) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rather pale for an imperial porter, blackish brown with a finger of beige head. Roasted and burnt oatmeal on the nose with a wiff of coffee. Medium bodied palate, roasted notes and nuances of crisp bread. Dry and round mouthfeel but light and thin for the style.
rondphoto (2193) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark ruby brown with a 3" tan head and full sheet of lace that flows back into the drink. Taste is roasted malt that adds coffee and anise as it grows in the palate, moving to a bitter coffee finish. Strong and assertive, a solid imperial porter (whatever that is).
mmahut (1048) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark body with high creamy tan head. Aroma has hit me in the face from half a meter away. Aroma is roasty, coffee, caramel, vanilla, woody. Very nice. Taste has high roasty sweetness with coffee bitterness. Well balanced. Body is full, low carbonation, watery.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is a dark brown-black with a medium thin tan head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium-bodied with a roasty character of malt and espresso, along with some dark chocolate and earthy hop notes. The finish is semi-sweet with a charred malt and coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Krjukoff (17) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured it from a bottle and the foam looked real nice and a great black look of the beer. I can smell some coffee, but not as much as I hoped. I think there is a distinct taste if the coffee, but I would have wanted more of the salt licorice taste.
kidobutai (403) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown appearance, sediment at the bottom of the glass., small but long-lasting head. I loved the aroma... like walking into a Starbucks. Malt, coffee, full-bodied.