ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at Sorbon, Bromma, Sweden. Pours out in dark brown appearance with a rich sticky tan-coloured head. Rich harmonious aroma of roasted malts, luxury chocolate, coffee beans, mild sweet licorice, roasted nuts and spicy hops. Medium-bodied with strong yet elegant notes of mocha, roasted malts, coffee, milky chocolate with undertone of nuts and mild resin. Long balanced finish of bittersweet chocolate, well-roasted coffee, nuts and mild anise. Top notch porter, this.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice dark brown body with mocha head. Nose is lots of chocolate and coffee. Quite roasty and inviting. Taste is also of malts, chocolate, dark fruits. Very roasty and most enjoyable. Hats off.
LoFi (1639) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a medium-sized light brown head. Aroma: cream, coffee. Taste: toffee, chocolate, coffee, cream, coffee liqueur, some fruiti and berries, with a dark chocolate bitterness. Full and creamy mouthfeel. A really tasty porter.
Mora2000 (5913) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to RBlaszak for sending this beer as an extra. This had been on my wants for a long time.
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is milk chocolate, coffee and some roasted malt. The chocolate is dominant.
The flavor is heavy on the roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate. The malt is very heavily roasted and has some burnt qualities to it.
Creamy, medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.
An excellent porter. One of the best that I have had.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big dark brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty chocolatey dusty aroma with alcoholic nutty notes. Dry-sweet roasty chocolate and citrus taste with burnt wooden notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, dusty mouthfeel. Dry roasty chocolate and burnt grain aftertaste with coffee and roasted rice notes. Nice, complex, full of flavour, and highly drinkable. (0.355l bottle, Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)
Nsanders (683) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Near black with a light brown head. Malty, chocolate aromas. The flavors were very even, bitterness lighter than expected. No unexpected aftertaste, stays the same throughout. Medium body.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somehow I had missed this one up to now but now I have tried it both on tap and in bottle. Both are similar which is good because this is a great beer. Dark almost black. Roasted malts in both aroma and taste. Balanced with a bit of hops and sweetness. Full flavored but not a thick mouthful.
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 First rating
Bottled at Haket, Göteborg, on November 11, 2010
Thanks to a friend for the taste
Black color, dark brown head. Fruity, un-ripe red berries scent, also cinnamon. Fruity, malty, coffee taste. Roasted and chocolate aftertaste, also grainy. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle thanks to (non-ratebeer) Matt/Nekrobarr! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Black color, big tan head. Sweet, malty, coffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Coffee aftertaste. Sweet, roasted scent.
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget in Mölndal, sampled on August 4, 2014.
Very dark brown to black color, smallish brown head, some lacing left on the glass. Sweet, malty, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, some berries scent. Sweet, chocolate, grainy taste. Grainy, roasted, dry aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, dry grainy medium high bitterness.
finol (2394) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a firm brown head.
Rather sweet chocolate aroma. Taste of chocolate, coffe and rosted (slightly burnt) malt.
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Black pour with a beige head. Good earthy nose. Plenty of chocolate and caramel to keep you occupied. Chocolate, roasted malts and coffee flavours with a slightly nutty taste. Classic porter flavours. Good stuff.