SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, some citrus and coffee. Taste is like aroma. Ok, would have liked it more if had more punch to it.
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, charcoal, caramel and meaty smoke. Sweet but somewhat watery roasted flavour
Alf_Bigfoot (13) - Solna, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this one on Tap at Amaranten Hotell (Stockholm) and from Bottle 50 cl at the Beerbar at NK Saluhall (Stockholm). It works out fine either way! I’m looking forward to release of the bottle at the Systembolaget (march first 2012), it’s a rather limited edition. The Color (pit black), The Foam (thick but nice), The Palate (Full) and off course - The Taste.
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ GPF 2011. Pours black brown with a nice creamy tanned head leaving lacing. Aroma is a bit sweet, roasted, malty, acidy, ashy and fruity. Flavor is sweet, soapy, peppery, smokey, fruity, bitter and grapefruit. Finishes bitter soapy and roasted.
_angst_ (3453) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Porterfestivalen in Gothenburg on November 19. Pours black with a creamy mocha head. Smell is roasted malts, coffee, grapefruit and some liquorice. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malts, coffee, orange zest and pine. Quite nice but felt more like a black IPA than a porter.
Cunningham (5477) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Bottle from systembolaget. Black colour with a beige head. Moderate roasted malt aroma. Coffee, chocolate, mild roasted malt and some vanilla flavour.
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at VilleValla Pub. 2010 vintage. Black, opaque liquid with very big, thick tan head. Aroma is roasted with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, earthy hops, leather and caramel. Taste is also roasty with notes of pumpernickel, coffee and biscuits. Quite dry and medium to high bitterness. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and smooth, oily mouthfeel. Nice one, has aged well. Balanced.
tiong (4648) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ William K Kurvi, Helsinki (as Slottskällans Black Rocket Porter)
Pours black with a foamy and sticky white head. Aroma has notes of slightly roasty malts and hints of metallic ash. Taste is quite smooth with notes of roasted malts, hops and ash. Medium bodied, but quite heavily carbonated. Nice roasty finish. Okay porter but not that special.
SaintMatty (5861) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2011) - Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolatey and roasted aroma with notes of coffee and liquorice. Roasted taste with coffee, plain chocolate and liquorice detected.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Ölrepubliken Göteborg.
Noire, huile de moteur, mousse moka.
Malt grillé léger pour une bière qui passe pour être bien au-delà des 5.5%.
Complexe, malt grillé, chocolat avec touche de café amer et réglisse. Épaisse en bouche avec une note de fumé. Houblon reste en retrait et ajoute juste ce qu’il faut en amertume.