pxii (12) - Stånga, Gotland, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the best beers I have tasted. An Aroma from Heaven I usually poor it from the bottle an hour before I drink it so that i can go smell it while making dinner. And while standing in the room it gets the perfect temperature. Takes about an hour to drink sometimes more. Really enjoys this one...hard to get in sweden though but Wickedwine can help you to import it.
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The National Winter Ales Festival, Manchester 2008, thanks to Mes for this one Poured dark brown with a nose of smoked malts, there was a smokiness to this but having had more than a couple of the Scherlenka Urbocks this was beaten into submission. This was still a pretty decent beer with coffee in the mouth and some bitter chocolate, these flavours lingered but again I just kept dreamily thinking of Urbock which was another beer that Mes had pointed out to me.
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle purchased in London. Deep black color. Smooth and creamy, with a mild smoky taste. Deliciously soft on the tongue, a completely subtle treasure. Minimal hopping and the low alcohol gives it a watery drinkability. This is a great Porter.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Uto. Pours quite viscous, deep mahogany with a thin beige head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee grounds, ginger, liquorice, orange and sprucey hops...Reminds me of Yeti as I just had one earlier today. No smoke detected as of yet, a bit rubbery if anything. Ok, smoke does come through in the taste right away with roasted malt, coffee and a dry bittersweet chocolate and hop finish. It lingers(smoke), again with a somewhat rubbery note. Interesting brew, almost a hybrid between a porter and a stout, I like it.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Stockholm Beer festival 2007)
Pours black and a brown head. Weak aroma for being a porter. Some coffee and orange in the aroma. Coffee and burnt malt in the flavor. Boring.
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bdark brown with a medium tan head. Smoked ham and roasted notes. Roasted with malt, smoke and a hint of liqorice. Medium body and a dry finish.
Furseth (1950) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: PDA Festival: Dark red colour,thin brown head. Aroma was dusty,citric,dark chocolate,and has also a bit of a alcy nose in the end. Flavor washopy mouth feeling with a salt lakris+ dark chocolate and caramel. thin body, but nice and easy to drink. thin to medium finish.
rlgk (10280) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Black color, small brown head. Malty, fruity aroma, some rubber. Smoky, malty flavor, thin and rather boring to be a porter.
FatPhil (9288) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle (Uto Beer stall, London)
Darkly roasted, but not "smoked" as such. Burnt malt, but not much more than that. Needs some body and some bite to really excel. Pretty tasty though, even though 1-dimensional.
ekstedt (5406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg, Sweden. Pours deep black with a small creamy beige foam. Quite one-dimensional roasted aroma, a faint smokey touch, some bitterness and a light acidic touch. Quite boring.