Marko (4168) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Järntorget BA. Poured a pitch black body with a creamy tan head, quite impressive. The nose followed suit, lovely malty chocolatey-coffeeish soft sweet and creamy is what I noted down and now that I got a connection here, I confirm online. The taste, however, doesn’t follow suit because it would probably be far better rated if it did. It’s a bit light, mixing some sweetish malt with nice roasty notes and what one can only hope is acidity coming from the hops and not some random fault. It ends up being a little soapy, dry, acidic and messy, but ok in some way nonetheless. I should try their regular porter to compare, this is good enough already. If only for the before-tasting presentation.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Draught. Pitch black with a small beige head. Roasted aroma, coffee, bitter chocolate, berries, licorice and smoke. Very nice!
Batch #1 (2008) tasted Oct. 2010:
Black with a porous, light brown head, something about it reminds me of Coca-Cola. Aroma: sweet, chocolate, sweet licorice. Taste: chocolate, licorice, acidic, some saltiness, berries, wine gums. Really nice flavours, but the mouthfeel was a bit disappointing, way too little carbonation.
Oak chip cask:
Black with a porous brown head. Aroma: red wine, wood. Taste: some alcohol, red wine or glögg, spices, plus the regular flavours. Interesting, but I preper the regular one.
Rune (8898) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
400ml draught at Bishop Arms Järntorget where it was served rather chilled. Jet black body covered by a few, beige bubbles. Spotty lacework. Smooth aroma of dark malts along with a touch of anise. Dark, slightly roasted, malts in flavour in fine interplay with mocha chocolate and bitter liquorice. Notes of bitter dark fruits, too. Warming alcohol to a bittersweet ending. Good drinking (Göteborg, 03.08.2010).
mjs (5043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at BA SoFo) Poured black. Head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma contained roastedness, liquorice and hops. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, chocolate, hops, liquorice, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste contained liquorice and bitterness.
FatPhil (9979) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg (Bishops Arms, Stockholm)
Jet black, tan ring. Fruity aroma as well as coffee. Crisp carbonation. Full palate. Almost acidic burntness, just short of ashiness, and not boozy for 9%. However, a bit over the top in places and lacking in subtlety.
Nisse666 (4710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Bottle from last 2 bottles from original batch at Porterveckan thx to gnoff vintage 2008 cons 2014-10-26 Göteborg
AR: caramel, fudgy,
AP: dark brown, wee head
F; roasted malt low carbonation, chocolate and coffey - keep old rating... rating 3,6 keep old rating....
Draught at Portveckan cons 2014-10-26 Göteborg
AR: caramel fudgy, wee vanilla
AP: dark brown, frothy/stouthy creme caramel brown head
F: fudgy caramel, chocoolate coffey, vanilla, new rating 3,8 - new average 4,0 (3,8+4,2)/2=4,0
From tank at brewery, 20091014
Heavy porter, chocloate brewed coffe.Rated as no 2 after Mild.
Store this for a couple of years :-).
SaintMatty (5753) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Stockholm Beer Festival 2009) - Black with a tan head. Slightly vinous aroma with coffee, chocolate and some fruity hints. Roasted taste with strong notes of coffee standing out. The finish is rather rich.
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bishops Arms, Järntorget in Gothenburg. Nice porter with chocolate palate and light hoppy finish. Overall pretty moderate porter but absolutely one of the best products from Oceanbryggeriet. Unfornutaly served with no foam.
Sigmund (5551) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bishop’s Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. ABV was 9.0%. Served in "brandy" snifter. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Pleasant roasty aroma with notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and prunes. The flavour is distinctly roasty and moderately sweet with a certain warmth from the alcohol, notes of chocolate, port wine and prunes. Excellent beer!
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at the brewery, of the tank.
Shared with Gnoff.
One fresh from the tank, and a 14 months old bottle.
pours black with lasting mocha head and a frothy nice golden lacing.
Aroma had plenty of chocolate malts.
Taste, some light liquorice, dark malts giv this puppy an enormous roasted, chocolate palate with some faint coffee. Light hops.
**14 months old bottle; a little milder, with dark fruits/ caramel being more upfront and the chocolate/malts in the background.
Definitely my favourite by Ocean.