rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, sampled at B.A.Järntorget, Göteborg.
Almost black in color with a pale head. Dark and harsh maltiness dominates. Pretty malty with low bitterness. Ok balance but where is the chocolate? This beer lacks in profile.
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Medium high creamy lasting light brown head. Clear very dark red brown body. Sweet cocoa caramel coffee aroma with a hint of vanilla and honey as well as wood and earth. Bittersweet roasted malt coffee cocoa liquorice caramel flavor with a nice bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. Well balanced with an alcohol level that seems just right. Pleasant surprise.
nilsas (2252) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lukt: Humle, malt, krydder og karamell.
Utseende: Mørk Rødbrun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Kaffe, malt og krydder.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Systembolag, Nydt@Lokal tasting hos Bryne
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@5,8%, Når@10.04.2015
mjs (5201) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 12/15, from Systembolaget, 20150410) The beer poured clear and almost black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had liquorice, sourness and burnt malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, sourness, sweetnes, coffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, sweet and bitter. Not so good stout. A weird combination of sweetness, burntness and sourness.
Jahe (96) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours black with light Brown head. Chocolate and rosted malt and Coffe notes and liquorits. Nice malty taste, some coffe and a Lykke bitterness.
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aug ’14. A 0.5 l bottle from some Systembolaget in or around Stockholm. It poured clear brown reddish body with small head. Fine caramel aroma along with coffee and chicory. Flavor was lightly sour, roasted malty - mostly coffee with some chocolate especially later on in its nice long smooth and rounded finish. Quite pleasant and elegant, but very thin in body. Sourness in the flavor was occasionally a bit bothering in the whole experience. All in all, a fine porter.
visionthing (3526) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours very dark mahogany, close to black with not much head to speak of. Moderate aroma of dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits and hints of licorice, vanilla, wood and dried fruits. Medium to moderate sweet with mild dark malty flavours and a fairly balanced bitterness. Fairly easy to drink but feels a bit thin and watery. Fair enough, but nothing I would buy again.
tfredvik (1355) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep copper body, almost black, with a tan head that is a bit small. The head is rather long-lived and leaves a good amount of lacing. Strong, malty and sweet aroma of chocolate, with vanilla and liquorice in the back. Strong flavour that is dominated by chocolate, but also lots of dark caramel and actually hints of mint in the background. Moderate sweet taste with a light to moderate bitter finish. Close to full-bodied, creamy and smooth texture, rather soft carbonation. It dries up a bit in the finish. A lovely porter just how I like ’em!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 7 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]
Jorn69 (1658) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Havregatan 150109. Bottle (500 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and caramely with dried fruits, chocolate and liquorice, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted.
Mooms (68) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another one in the "no genius but solid craftsmanship" category. Think Guinness but with more carbonation and minimally less intensive flavour. You can do way worse.
Gusse (23) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ganska fräsch porter från Grebbestad med smak av bl.a. karamell. Avnjutes helst inte tillsammans med havets mest överskattade "frukt".