billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolatey, fruity undertones. Warm and balanced front with a slight hoppiness in the rear. 1997 vintage.
Slaktmasken (64) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget. Pours black with small tan head. Chocolate/fruity aroma. Roasted malt taste. An average porter imho.
nasmith003 (141) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with hint an opaque dark brown color. Unremarkable taste not defined by any significant characteristic.
mike5326 (1082) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Strong malt aroma. Medium body with a light metallic malt flavor and a light finish.
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Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subdued aroma of malt and chocolate, pours a rich dark color and a tan well laced head. Taste of malt with a watery feel and a malty finish.
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from rosenbergh. Pours almost pitch black with a big frothy dark tanned head. Roasted malty aroma. Taste is mild roasted, liquorice, tar and some caramel. Low carbonated, smooth creamy mouthfeel. Weak dry roasty finish.
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Deep chocolate colour with a nice tan head. Sweet molasses aroma. The taste is sweet with chocolate, treacle, toffee and spice. Very tasty. Just a touch on the thin side.
rjplumer (595) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy roasted malt with a light nut and raisin aroma. Black body with medium brown half inch head. Deep roasted taste too. Feels thick and has a medium bitter quality. Has a dry puckering cocoa feeling too. Hint of nuttiness and dark fruit sweetness.Light warming sensation in the finish.
nihtila (1355) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18.7.2014. Black, brown head. Roasted malts, low carbonation, very smooth. excellent for the price
Nocturne (1040) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown shade with an initial large brown head. Aroma has quite a bit going on. Coffee, molasses, vanilla, nuttiness and chocolate brownie are my impressions. Taste is similar, with dark walnut, caramel and a lactosey sweetness. Bitter dark chocolate notes too. Plenty going on and some nice surprises, especially the walnut flavour. Good stuff.
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopeless jet black color, cardboard brown finger of head.
Aroma is roasted, toaste chocolate and mocha. Burnt cookie bottoms. There is a plum and slightly puckery raisin. The scent is absolutely superior. It is very European -- deep malts, no hope presence -- but it holds up to an American RIS in the nose.
The flavor is sweeter than expected: more toffee, caramel, and a touch of cocoa. The plum is much more prominent in the flavor. It is a "soft" flavor, might have mellowed out from the long trip overseas. Does have a toasted aftertaste, almost like a marshmallow.
The feel is very soft and pillowy. It’s a terrific, biggish beer: slaps your face but then catches you and gently lowers you to the ground.