_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle bought through Systembolaget. Pours very dark chestnut brown, almost black, with a small brownish gray head that clings to the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and loaded with chocolate combined with raisins, wood. honey, roasted malts, vanilla and hints of smoke and coffee. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, pine, pumpernickel, prunes, citrusy hops and hints of metal and wet earth. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, slightly round and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with coffee, cocoa, roasted malts and salty liquorice. Elegant very nice smell combined with an ok and solid taste. Good but doesn’t live up to the marvelous smell.
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: smokey meat, licorice, tar, fruity hops, dark chocolate alcohol.
Ap: dark black small tan head.
F: Heavy roasted notes,smoke, smokey meat, burnt espresso, fruity hops, rather dry slightly acidic finish.
M: average, soft bubbles but a little thin.
T: Good flavours, with a thicker mouthfeel This would have benen a slam dunk!
Mad_Ferret (660) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown/black with a nice short dense brown head that leaves some marks on the glass.
Aroma is pretty dull with some malty notes of cocoa powder, soy and a hint of coffee but mainly rubber or plastic. Some licorice and grass in the background.
Taste is better with almost burnt notes and a pinch of caramel sweetness and a quite dry bitterness that gets herbal towards the end. Cocoa powder and coffee is there but the taste is dominated by burnt wood, licorice and soy with some citrus acidic notes. Weird watery notes comes and goes.
Medium bodied with almost flat carbonation.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, new exclusive Swedish brew Anno 2010, thx to Pressklubben Stockholm!, complex Porter, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct 2011) Black colour with brief, foamy head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, vanilla, ashes and hints of oak wood. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, black coffee, vanilla and a certain cocoa bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a fair amount of sweetness. Nice one.
Nisse666 (4490) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thx to Markus cons 2011-10-14 Göteborg
AR: coffey, dark chocolate powder,
AP: pitch black body with reddish tone, very high thick stouthy crem brown head - steady
F. medium bitterness, full bodied chocolate, coffey, a bit vinos, caramel and coca cola/julmust, roasted malt, clover,
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Per - dark black beer with a huge dark beige foam; nice lacework; solidly roasted aroma with notes of mocha and dark chocolate; a fair carbonation; medium-bodied, sweet and with some sourness; dry and fairly salty with more roasted notes of coffee and hints of nuts - doesn’t fully work on me
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled- Dark brown, almost black. Small bubbly pale brown head. Rich deep aroma of fudge, dark chocolate, vanilla cookies, soy, mild pepper and muscavado sugar. Medium-bodied with notes of roasted and burnt malts with notes of anise, ashes and dark chocolate. Long solid malty finish of burnt malts, dark chocolate, nuts, mild sweetness from dried fruits, anise-seeds and mild brown sugar. I dig this, a great porter, not outstanding
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle a friend of mine picked up at Systembolaget in Eskilstuna after a "privatimport". Sampled on May 25, 2011
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, smooth, malty, milky, chocolate scent, hints of smoke. Salty, dry, chocolate, coffee, bitter taste. Dry coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, some minerals. Medium high bitterness.
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) , courtesy of gnoff. Black with medium beige head. Dark chocolate aroma with some light grassy hops, and a touch of gunpowder. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Wel balanced with a dry finish. Really good.