neongolden (644) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle sample @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 13 2015) Pours black with an average beige head. Aroma of chocolate and some surprising banana esters dominating a bit of licorice and light malt roast, and I think some other fruit behind the banana. On the palate, again like bananas dipped in dark chocolate, quite sweet. Some roasted malts and coffee join in the middle, as it becomes slightly drier but still fruity. Coffee bitterness on the finish offsets sweetness. Medium-full bodied but too highly carbonated, with a bit of alcohol heat. I found the banana esters really distracting, not awful but drew all my attention. Overwhelmed any hopping. A little poorly balanced and rough.
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, liquorice, roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, some fruit, caramel.
Nische (966) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a tan head. Slightly vinous aroma with coffee, chocolate and some fruity hints. Roasted taste with strong notes of coffee standing out.
Franzen (373) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity alcoholic aroma with banana and red apples and hints of roastiness. Taste is veru rich in chocolate with hints of dark fruit. The beer is a bit malty sweet but well balanced with the bitterness. Nice rich porter at least in taste aroma leves some to be wanted though.
jookos (2900) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2013, trade with Nisse666, thanks man! Black, tan head.Some sweet port oxidation, dark fruits, some oakyness. Full bodied, smooth nice. Sweet port wine again, roasty coffee, leathery tones. Real nice smooth textured strong porter. A bit of oxidation, dunno if intentional, but ok with me.
Seffle (217) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systemet. Årgång 2013.
Pours a pitch black with a brown head.
Heavy caramellised nose with coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes of bitter chocolate and espresso. Very dry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Clear Black with a Brown head, some lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, licorice). Flavor heavy sweet, some alcohol burning, light bitter. Almost full body, alcohol quite present.
MisoW (1994) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of rlgk. Pours black color, dark beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, some fruits. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol present, coffee bittersweet finish. Nice, anytime again.
Calisky (1249) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Jaghana
Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez café, chocolat noir, fruits noirs.
Gout café noir, chocolat noir, cerise foret noires, creme, notes boisées, notes douces et réglisse, notes grillées, corps bien cremeux et doux en bouche, super!
jaghana (4293) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #3900. Bottle 50cl traded with Nisse666. A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is on dark chocolate, dark coffee . Aroma is on dark malt, dark chocolate, dark coffee, sweet, licorice, smooth body, kind of artificial cherries. Finish has unfortunately a burnt vegetable note, still nice on on dark malt side and good texture.