Nsanders (838) - 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 (9191) - 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 (2648) - 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 (2572) - , 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.
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with a thin creamy head. Aroma of licorice; flavor of licorice, chocolate, hints of coffee, and a noticeable hop bitterness. A damn near perfect beer.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of manny57. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a medium l tan head that soon recedes leaving some minor lacing. The aroma is rich with chocolate, dark roasted malts and earth. The flavor is similar with multi-layered chocolates, black walnuts, and earthy hops. The palate is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long and dry. Overall: A very tasty brew, but its a crime to put it in such a small bottle.
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of light roasted malts and some chocolate. Taste is dry, roasted malts, with some coffe and chocolate. Ends with a good hoppy bitterness.
Hair6a11 (1436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at local option : pour is a very dark brown with nice tan head. Nice retention and lacing here- light roast character in the aroma- mouthfeel is somewhere in the middle as expected. This beer is creamy and robust - fantastic marriage of chocolate malts and hops here. Best porter I’ve sampled thus far
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft but rich porter. Aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Slightly dry finish.