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.
bytemesis (4141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear black, minimal bubbly tan head, not much lacing. Aroma is boozy, coffee, anise. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, heavy anise/licorice, a bit of cardboard, perhaps a liquor note. Medium body, nearly no carbonation, lingering bitterness. Unexciting.
IPAgutten79 (694) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk med medium høyde på skummet. Kaffe og sjokolade i aromaen. Noe røstet malt. Smaken er sjokolade og mild kaffe, samt noe tørket frukt og noe lakris. Lun bitterhet. Medium konsistens.
rouhlas (633) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, some cofee and chocolate, light grassy hoppy. Taste is sweet and bitter like aroma. Almost medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle Apperance: Dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Cofee, dark fruits, some chocolate, Palate: Medium body, dry finish.
oliodnb (462) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with two fingers of fine textured beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquor, dried fruits. Taste is similar with a lot of chocolate, roastiness, bitter coffee, some malty sweetness (biscuits), light yeast. No alcoholic feeling, medium body, light carbonation. Very good.
Roger60 (83) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
SB Mönsterås, flaska. Aromen fyllig rostad kaffe sprit som det skall vara. Ruffig....färgen blir väl inte svartare. Eg brist på färg. Kommer inte igenom med 5000 lumen lampa :-). Tar inte stryk av mögelost. Passar bra till Jonny Cash en man som nog skildrats väl positivt. Fin rondör. Borde ersätta julmust på borden....
ERB92 (478) - 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 (5757) - 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 (462) - 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 (2595) - 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.