DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma gives watermelon and some unusual toasted nuts. Taste is comlex a bit sweet, banana and fruity wierdness.
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Smoked and roasted malts with coffee and caramel. Flavour is sweet coffee with roast coming in. Also some caramel and lots of sweet malts. Smooth. Some fruity hints in the aftertaste.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg. A serious beer, with more fruit than the usual coffee/liquorice you usually find in porters, but still with some fine aroma of burned toast. Midway betwen a porter and a Belgian ale, perhaps? A fine brew, but the competition is fierce!
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Plain Kitchen, Some sweetness mixed with some tar, pours black with frothy off-white head, medium bitterness that stays a long time, little dry feeling.
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg. A very dark porter with a small head. Full bodied with a long aftertaste.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Black with a small brown head. Tar and roasted chocolate aroma with some wheat and cocoa. Tar flavor, licorice, rather bitter, cocoa and itter coffee notes.
Theis (14658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at "Enken" - Black with fluffy brown head. Arome: Dry cocoe, vanilla, plums. Taste: Chokolade, burned malts, prunes/plums. Aftertaste: Chokolade..
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught at Rover, Göteborg)
Dark brown with light brown, fast decreasing head.
It smells like syrup, coffee, chocolate, burned rubber. Salt. Meet. Wet sand, butter and shoe polish. Hoppish.
The taste is coffee, chocolat. The burned and roasted taste is well balanced by the sweetness. Rubber, fruity, saltwater. Big body with a pleasent afterbitterness. A bit dry. Iron. Blackberries.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 First rating
(Draught at The Rover in Gothenburg)
Very dark brown color, big beige head. Sweet and burnt scent. A bit of alcohol as well in the smell. Big body, not very burnt taste as I expected. Fresh aftertaste.
(Draught at Café 3 Små Rum, Göteborg)
On September 8, 2008.
Pitch black color, tan head. Sweet and roasted scent. Sweet, a bit roasted, also salty, taste. Big smooth body, medium bitterness. Rather easy to drink.
carboy7 (1) - Washington, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent. The color was very dark to black. The head was thin but lingered till it was finished. The taste is chocolatey and earthy. Very nice!