DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2005)Aroma is seriously fruity, caramalt, complex as. Taste is similar and very intresting with too many flavours to write down at this time of night?
rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Rerate 2010-10-27. Bottle and Söderbärke. Same as earlier, but so smooth. Had this together with Kaggen, and Id say this is almost as good.
Old rating:Black, brown head. Malty aroma, ashes, licorice, tar, juniper berries. Bitter flavor, tar, chocolate. Malty notes, very complex and a wonderful beer...
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottled. Vintage 2005]
Black with a brown-orange head.
Salty aroma and flavour with loads of chocolate and licorice.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Årgång 2005, Bishop’s Arms. Colourwise, this is pretty damn black, oily-looking and headless. Big nose of Irish whiskey, burnt fruitcake, chocolate, raisins, dense dark malts, tamari, alcohol...it takes a while to absorb all of this. Wow...just took a sip and did not expect that. Yes, it’s got some oiliness to it, but it’s surprisingly deft in body. The flavour has toasty elements leading the way, but they’re smoother and more stylish than any toastiness I’ve ever encountered before. Like a voluptuous Keemun tea, this shows an abundance of malty character, hints of Belgian dark chocolate, almonds, wood and a slight smokiness. Both rich and light on its feet, Stormaktsporter is a unique proposition to say the least. And a very tasty, fully realized one at that. Kick ass.
Modesty (1) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer, fullflavoured and long aftertaste.
The only thing that makes it to not get 100% is the aroma, it has a slight hint of catfood?
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 (Bottle from 2005, Bishops Arms - Göteborg, may 2006)
Pitch black beer, unable to see thruogh. Compact, relatively fast decreasing brown head.
Aroma of treuffles, honey, coffee, chocolate, heather with a sweet roasted tone. It has a light smell of soapbar, soapflakes.
The flavour is dark, bitter chocolate and strong coffee. Honey-ish, cacao and treuffles. Saltey liqourice and soy. Very big body. Rough feeling, sour-ish. Very complex. Guld puck- Swedens best beer accept Kaggen!
(Bottle, 2006) Pours black. Black chocolate and dark cocoa aroma with heavy roasted tones. Undertones of coffee, dark fruits, dark salty liquorice, honey and some fiery notes from the alcohol. Tiny notes of flower nectar, berries, ginger, vanilla, smoke and sulphur. Compact, medium thick, a bit oily mouthfeel. Dark cocoa flavour with alot of salty liquorice. Deep roasted and burned backdrop. Notes of alcohol in the bitter finish. Some port. A bit peppery in both the nose and the taste. Medium to full body. (Bottle, 2004) Pours black. Wineous, madeira-ish aroma with some berries and some raisins. Tones of dark malt, soy and cocoa/dark chocolate. Round mouthfeel and a round roasted flavour with salty soy, raisins, dark chocolate and madeira. Medium to full bitter finish. Medium body.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating # 2600.Bottle as Bishop Arms Årgangsporter 2005. Pitch black body with a light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a chcolate sweetness and loads of prune fruityness. Light roasted malty flavor with a light coffee note and some chocolate sweetness.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Årgångs 2005 Porter for The Bishops Arms Pours viscously into a black beer with a suspicion of red hue; small but reasonably stable dark beige head, dense. Concentrated nuts, black chocolate, moccha, ink. Faint roasted whatever and slightly vinous aroma’s. Smoked taste, faint bitterish as black chocolate, but with a serious malt - or chocolate - sweetness underneath. Touch of acidity from the roasted malts, and a hint at salt, mineral-like finish. Very creamy, nearly voluptuous MF; slightly burning from all the roast malts. Full bodied, smooth as oil. Truly a rich brew. Big thanks to the Scandinavian crew for bestowing this on me.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013
2013-03-17, vintage 2007, 5 years old, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Pitch black color with brown head, short retention. Mild aroma of roasted malt and cardboard, light tar. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; good flavor of roasted malt and dark chocolate, quite rich, with some residual sweetness; but the signs of age are too evident: liquorice (too much), tar, cardboard. Strong bitterness, leading to a roasty final with notes of wood and oxidization.
Good but declining.
2011-10-16, vintage 2006, 5 years old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Black color, with brownish head, nice but not very persistent. The aroma is chocolatey, with some cream, cardboard, roasted malt, tar. The body is round and the mouthfeel smooth, a real pleasure; strong chocolate flavor, with moderate residual bitterness, and traces of liquorice; some tar, and light salt as well; but the bitterness is fading, and the beer is missing a better biting character.
2010-05-05, cask at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 2009, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Black color. Light aroma. Soft mouthfeel, good chocolate flavor, a bit oily. Nothing impressive though.
2008-02-07, vintage 2006, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Beautiful black oil, with a thick creamy beige head. Very good aroma, roasted malt first, caramel, light sweet liquorice. Strong body, a bit oily, with enough sweetness; very powerful flavor, caramel and roasted malt, very smooth. Ends like a top quality 85%-cocoa chocolate.
2006-03-19, vintage 2005, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Black color; brown thick head; served at 12 °C in the original Courage Imperial Russian Stout glass it’s a beauty!
The aroma, having both roasted malt and a touch of vanilla, smells like dark chocolate; later, also some light aroma of leather and tobacco.
Full mouthfeel, but not sticky; malt, roasted malt, caramel, liquorice, coffee; some sweetness opposing the roasted malt bitterness; the ingredients are very well blended together. The final is basically roasted malt, but full bodied and very long.
An incredible brew. Thanks Maya for letting me try this beauty in the best conditions.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 First rating.
Bottle as Bishop Arms Årgångsporter 2005-edition.
The back sais Stormaktsporter 2005.
Tried it at Bishops Arms (Avenyn) in Gothenburg, Sweden
This is probably the best porter I’ve tried yet!
Completely black color with a big very brown head. Rich in hops and a bit burnt scent, perhaps some raisin as well. Thick and creamy feel to it. Faint coffee taste. Light bitterness but a long fruity aftertaste with some coffee in it.
(Bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg)
Pitch black color, brown head. Sweet chocolate and fruity scent, some alcohol, also raissins. Burnt malt, grains, rubber an dsmoke taste. Very dry aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel, high bitterness.
(Bottle at a bar in Göteborg)
Pitch black color, brown head. Sweet, smooth chocolate and grains, malty and alcohol scent. Also raissins. Coffee, roasted malt, grains, malt, sweet and chocolate taste. Also raissins and alcohol. Long roasted and coffee aftertaste. Smooth velvet mouthfeel, just wonderful! Medium bitterness. Chocolate, raissins, smooth perfect aftertaste.
(Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg)
On October 19, 2008 - Porterfestivalen
2007 version at 9.0% ABV
Black color, light brown head. Sweet, smooth, dried fruits, honey, vanilla, roasted, coffee, chocolate and alcohol scent. Sweet, roasted, strong malty, coffee taste. Long lingering roasted and dried fruits aftertaste. Smooth nice mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.