espenra (794) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. A gift from a friend. Best before 2014-10-01. I poured a pitch black colour with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is big and laden with liqorice, coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavour is moderately bitter. Lots of liqorice and coffee, but also dark chocolate, vanilla, tar and some fruit. Long, lingering aftertaste. A very nice beer indeed.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@SBWF2013. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, ripe fruits, some toasted and roasted notes. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, rye, dark fruits and some sweetish notes to go with it. Balanced.
aenima (153) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark fruits and dark chocolate in the aroma. The taste is chocolately with some coffee. A little bitter desite more than half a year storage.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice chocolate aroma with hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate licorice flavor with bitter hints. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and licorice finish.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Deanso thanks to trade with Rglk. Pours near black with a thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, ripe dark fruits, big roast, coffee, light vanilla, a little fudge. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle courtesy of Kermis/Rlgk. Thanks!
Thin creamy tan head. Clear very deep burgundy pour. Very smooth brew. Lovely
Nische (428) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with light brown head. Malty aroma with roasted tones of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Loads of coffee in taste together with chocolate, vanilla and some fruity sweetness. Very good one.
Hoppsan (41) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, Sigtuna continues a logarithmic improvement curve of its brews! This is a very nicely composed "imperial" (god, I hate thate term for beers) porter, with massive and complex aroma and taste while maintaining a nice balance. This is an "advanced" beer that still tastes like beer. The roasted malts gives the brew a nice touch of coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Impressively "thin" for its 8% ABV, which means that I can enjoy the whole bottle for once...
mjs (3998) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 2014-12-14, from Systembolaget, 20130412) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. Palate was full bodied and quite dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, ash, hops, coffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, roasty and bitter. A tasty and balanced strong dark beer.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and some licorice in the aroma. Sweetish roasted malt flavor with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium to full body, some bitterness in the finish.