Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Haand. Almost black, small brown head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Taste is similar. Straightforward.
MotherBrother (639) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Haand festival.
Pour opaque black, with a brownish hue, and a small tan head.
Aroma of roasted coffee beans, roasted malts.
Taste is quite bitter, but well balanced.
Medium - semi-full bodied, with an average carb.
Aniela (2294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
SMÖF 2011. Black beer with a beige head. Malty and a bit caramellish aroma. Dark chocolate, malty and caramell flavour.
SaintMatty (4473) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2008 Vintage (SMÖF 2011) - Very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Marzipan, dried fruit and malt in the aroma. Rich, fruity and tangy taste with notes of Christmas cake, marzipan and spicy malt.
Dazz3 (1458) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells soy and caramell malty. Tastes soy and caramell, dies out and abit to sweet finish.
finol (1936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Akkurat.
Nice straight forward porter. Rosted malt, berry tartness, dark cocholate and coffee.
Mad_Ferret (537) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Bishops Folkunga. (From notes) Black with a small beige head.
A bit subtle aroma of roasted and a bit burnt malts, coffee, some chocolate, wood and hops.
Taste is first sweet with coffee, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Then comes a quite burnt woody dry bitterness. Finishes very dry and bitter. Medium to a bit weak in body. Very mild carbonation.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a Närke tulip at the brewery with Hans.
The beer pours a dark brown with a very light tan head about two fingers of light lacing...The aroma is light not typical porter smells of coffee or chocolate, mostly very fresh hops, and a light metallicness at the finish...The taste was light, but easy to drink, not much flavor a hint of hops but that was it. Hans said it was old so we moved to the next beer. I didn’t think it was bad so I’d love to try a good one.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a minimal beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, tar, burnt wood, arrack, old man, dust, pumpernickel and vanilla. Fruity. Taste is roasted malt, dark bread, licorice tobacco, tweed jacket. Quite drinkable. Slightly watery.
imdownthepub (9435) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Rome. Black with cream head. Blimey O’Reilly, this is strongly bitter with a coffee roastiness, slightly powdery on the tongue, coal tarryness then bitter fruit. The parts come together to smooth out into a very drinkable beer. good stuff.