Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Baltic poter is outstanding, with rich, complex flavour and texture, yet high drinkability.
Basically black, it has a very large, rich, frothy light brown head that shrinks only slowly to a permanent, thin, foamy top and rich, frothy lace.
The aroma is mild wine, chocolate, prunes, toast. Although with firm, complex elements, it’s somewhat subdued.
The taste is rich, complex, smooth and clean. All flavours, sweetness and bitterness are beautifully balanced with complex taste of leaves, chocolate, dark toasted brown bread, prunes, a hint of port, some raisin, black pepper, the latter stronger in the finish, with an increasing taste of black coffee condensed with brown sugar that is stronger by the end. It is rather dry throughout, not too bitter or sweet. In the middle, it has a definite but light sweetness and light but slightly stronger bitterness right at the finish, but for most of the time, up front and in the final finish and aftertaste, it is mostly dry, clean, and leafy.
circinus (138) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl from Systembolaget. Black with a light brown head with fine bubbles. Roasty, malty, earthy hops, somewhat bitter, slight chocolate tones. Medium/full body, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Smooth, nice porter.
VictorStr (897) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tungs rostade toner, kraftig i smaken, helt okej balans i kroppen med en bra kolsyra.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roadted malty bitter chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: chocolate, roasty, toast, alcohol, grass, earthy, leather, soy sauce, vanilla, slightly fruity.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
T: medium bite, noticable sweetness, salty and very metallic, ABV evident.
P: medium body, soft carbonation, sweet and salty finish
mwisemam (2) - - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recommended by the bartender at the Old Bank, this is a fantastic Finnish porter. Not too heavy in any way, nice earthy/ mineral flavors. This was a smooth drinking and clean finishing beer. The end of the glass did not get too bitter. For a stronger beer, none of the alcohol comes through. Bottled version held up as well, easily just as good.
mikeyo1 (78) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark red/brown with a brown large head and nice lacing. Sweet toffee aroma initially. Lots of coffee and figs, There’s leather and some dark chocolate, and more fruitiness apart from figs there are also notes of dry apple and dates, Tar and dry smoked wood , really appealing. Vinous notes appears as it gets warmer. Sweet and dry taste with a distinct earthy and dark chocolate like bitterness in the finish. Medium body and smooth soft carbonation. Taste has coffee, lots of it. Toffee, dark chocolate, dark bread,figs, tar and ash, notes of dry raisins, wood and vanilla. I really appreciated this one, it has a unique, well balanced and complex profile.
stefannilssons (1269) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jomen, det här var ingen dum sak. Smaken var komplex och kraftig med toner av choklad, kaffe, kola och en lätt nyans av syra. Kroppen var stabil men balansen satt inte där den skulle.
kryon (1073) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with low brown head
Aromas of tar, dark malts, hints bread, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate
Taste is nice sweet with a low to medium well balanced bitterness. Has roasted malts, coffee, hints of chocolate
MSBrindbergs (56) - - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kompakt svart med lite brunt skum. Tydlig kaffekaraktär i doft och smak. Alkoholen slår inte igenom särskilt mycket. Kaffesmaken dröjer sig kvar i munnen.
MrHult (75) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörkbrun/svart vätska med beige-brunt skum. Söt doft. Börjar söt i munnen men övergår till en dominerande kaffesmak.