minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, thanks to Garlic of Doom. Pours a deep black with tan head. Light smokey roasted malt aroma. Taste is soft smokey flavours alongside subtle roasted malts, chocolate and faint coffee. Enjoyable, easy-going Rauch.
Stuu666 (5371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted malts, chocolate, taste is bitter, chocolate, roasted.
JimmyBoy74 (332) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl systembolaget. Ölen saknar helt skum och färgen är svart men lite genomskinlig. Smaken är ok men förstörs nog av mina chilinötter.
mikeyo1 (347) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a small beige head. balanced aroma of dark fruits, smoke, dry birch, citrus, chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Some sweetness initially and a dry but fruity finish that blends well with the smoke. Notes of dark fruits, smoke, Grape, coffee, chocolate and dark bread.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense Light Brown coloured. Aroma. Light smoke, chocolate, Cocoa, coffee. Flavour. Chocolate, coffee, smoke, Spice, Cocoa medium bodied, Ends Light smoked and roasted.
Florya (586) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: bottle. Apperance: almost black, some brown head. Aroma: malt, some coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, dark berries, smoked meat. Palate: a bit thin for a porter, but nice balance of sweetness and bitterness.
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Quite OK. Smoke dominates both aroma and taste, along with roasted malts and hints of chocolate and coffee. Pairs well with pulled pork.
Bygers (915) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5l. Poures a clear dark brown colour. Aroma of rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, light coffee, creamy caramel. Taste is moderate bitter with spices, light pepper hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
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EdKing (2051) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Bottle from Kris Wines. I’ve kept this for about 18 months. It’s mature really nicely in the bottle. Colour is dark opaque very dark brown, almost no head. Nose is lack coffee, very lactic, black sugar, sweet, loads of dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, very black coffee, loads of dark chocolate, lactic milky, some nice maple wood smoke, log fire smoked meatiness. . Beautifully balanced Swedish porter. Little bit of saltines in the nose and flavour. Balance is beautiful. Aligns along side Carniegie porter. Lovely rich black coffee, lots of dark chocolate with one plummy black fruit and sweetness.
rarbring (1689) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: The smell is full of woody smoke but well balanced with deep coffee aromas and dark chocolate. A distant sweetness from dried dates and figs.
Appearance: An almost black beer with hints of deep ruby. A small head and little lace.
Taste: The taste is more dominated by the coffee/chocolate but also smoked sausage and charcoal. A nice bitter but not dominant aftertaste.
Palate: The carbonation is surprisingly active, with many small bubbles.
Overall: A really good beer for a dark and cold night.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2010-01-30.