Turtles (934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Almost black with a small beige head, good lacing. Roasted and slightly sweet notes in the aroma, pumpernickel, leather and milk chocolate. Medium carbonated, very smooth, oily and silky mouthfeel. Sweet taste, dark sugar, chocolate, sweet liquorice, vanilla. Mildly spicy finish with some cocoa. .
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle ~ 1yr old from Systembolaget) Pours black with just a few whitish bubbles on top, and no lace. Aroma a mix of dark and milk chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of vanilla, smoky sort of roast, maybe a little dark fruit blend lingering in there, and spiced sorts of notes as well. Palate is a bit sweet and fruity at first, with dark malt, toffee, a little milk chocolate and vanilla. Really kicks up the bitterness and roast from the middle on however, drying along with smoky, ashy, sort of woody notes, spices, peppery heat and a bit of grain and vanilla bean. A bit of chocolate in the aftertaste, touch of alcohol heat going down too. Light-medium body for style with quite little carbonation. Feels a bit more like a big porter than an imp stout, a bit lighter in the mouth and without intensely rich malts. Still has big flavours, nice roast, a good slightly spicy sipper.
visionthing (3882) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours very dark brown with a somewhat modest, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate, some caramel, hints of vanilla, liqueur, coffee and spices. Sweet, flavourful and quite well balanced. Tasty, warming and easy to drink IS.
Taboada (560) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the tap on the 20/06/2015 at Barcelona. Black colour with a decent head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, chocolate and smoke. Taste is dry with presence of roasted malts, smoke, coffee and chocolates. Neext one please!
kevnic2008 (10219) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thin mocha head. Aroma big on malt, roast And dark chocolate.
SlackerMads (2305) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Amager Bryghus, thanks to Papsø. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized tan head. Nose has dark dried fruit and brown sugar. Same things in the flavour along with some liquorice, earthy coffee, wood and warming alcohol. Full body, oily texture, medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Long light sticky finish.
CloakedDagger (1324) - - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear, dark brown with an orange hue and a beige head. Roasty nose with a spicy, woody edge. Rich body, sweet vanilla, rather rustic wood accents and a warming alcohol finish. 270315
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Euroswap by _angst_, many thanks. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, raisins. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Nice coffee bittersweet finish.
minutemat (2904) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, thanks to Garlic of Doom. Pours very dark with big tan head. Beautiful Swedish porter with a lovely grainy aroma and big roasted malts in the taste and lots of cocoa notes. Very enjoyable this.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasted malt, toffee, chocolate and smoke. Flavour is dry roasted malt, smoke, cold coffee and chocolate.
2013 after a year in caller. This is candy, evenings best. Chocolaty delight