pilsnerrogge (2758) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottled) Pours black with a thick head. Aroma is salty licorice, ash and some smoke. Surprisingly thin body. Flavour is a bit harsh with notes of tar, ash and licorice. A little bit too sour.
LoFi (1706) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy cappuccino to light brown head.
Aroma: roasted, sourish candy, fruit, creamy.
Taste: licorice, wine gums, salmiak, läkerol, fruit, coffee, ashes/tobacco, quite bitter, dry finish.
Medium-bodied, quite smooth.
Sparf (199) - Östersund, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colour drawing towards brick red in the pour, though densely black in the glass. Compact, durable head. Amazing, well-balanced aroma. Soft notes of roasted malt, liquorice and chocolate. Taste is dominated by liquorice, coffee and cocoa. A sweet fruitiness with figs and dates appear on the tongue. Soft, good body. A really good porter.
jonttix (67) - -, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fin porter, vackert svart och lagom tjock. Smak av salmiak och mörka chokladtoner. Doftar övervägande av choklad, men också kakao och kaffe. Avnjöts i sällskap av Marcus och Emmelie
dutchbeerpages (2129) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty remarkable beer. Has everything a porter has and what the label mentions: chocolate, coffee etc. Too bad it’s retired.... bottle from De Bierkoning, bought a while back, maybe more than six months ago.
TorbenH (1020) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, clear, tan foam, soy sauce, smoke, licorice, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black as can be, with a large, creamy, cinnamon colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is initially dominated by coffee and sweet dark chocolate. Some burnt sourness, some earthy notes, some juicy dark fruits, some herbal, weed-like notes. Flavour is massive. Loads of coffee, with loads of sweet and bitter milk chocolate, with a berrylike acidity and fruitiness. It comes off as a little watery initially, before the massive coffee and chocolate kicks in. Long, bitter and almost sour finish, with notes of smoke. Fairly thick bodied, with creamy carb. This is definitely good stuff, and surprisingly drinkable.
Rune (10677) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finn was kind to share a 500ml bottle of this one at a rating session in Tromsø. Bubbly, low, fawn-coloured head. Jet black body. Nice aromas of slightly roasted chocolate malts. The taste character brings anise, earthy malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Fresh and semi-tart ending. Surprisingly easy to drink, and easy to like, as well (Finns, Tromsø 22.09.2011).
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from erzbierschof.ch - black beer with a little dark beige foam left; decently hoppy with notes of black cherries, chocolate and licorice; pretty roasted; a good malt backbone and with some fair sweetness; moderate carbonattion; a decent bitterness and long notes of licorice and chocolate in the finish
ABS (825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like old engine oil. Black with a hint of brown, and very thick. Lots of chocolate coloured head. Scent of chocolate milk and coffee. Taste of red wine, alcohol, some coffee and some chocolate. Very bitter! Not my favourite.