Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid porter, though a bit of mold on aftertaste. Within expiry date although getting to end of that range. Very drinkable. Chocolate/roast aroma.
Hopmaestro (362) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An aroma of roasted malts and licorice with a hint of chocolate. The taste brings even more to the table and for being a porter it is super-tasty and flavorful. Sweet malts with a licorice and coffee touch and a hint of wood in the undertone. The aftertaste is medium sweet with a warm touch from the alcohol and medium bitterness, very well balanced. This is actually one of the best Swedish winter brews around.
djoeye (2143) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brown body, light brown small and diminishing head, lacingless.
Aroma; roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, dusty brown hops, paint(?).
Taste; roasted black malts, winey stuff, dark fermented fruits, hops, and goes to finish with dark fruits, cocoa, dark chocolate.
Feels as a well bodied, but a bit slippery porter.
Overall; when all dishes are eaten, and the Xmas chocolate and fruits are on the table, this is a suitable pal for the occasion.
[33cl brown embossed bottle, abv8%, BB16-09-2016, B@Systembolaget Storheden Luleå]
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black, mocha foam (thinnish). Aroma is lots of chocolate, toast, leather. Taste pulls out the same plus a lot of fruits - blackberries and the like. Sweet, bitter in balance. Lots going on, lots of evolution throughout the sip. Good.
grubypawel (198) - - NOV 23, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
New 2014 bottle from Systembolaget. The packaging says chocolate and coffee, but all I get is caramel malt and toasted bread. Pours a headless black. Disappointing.
Linnet (1204) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate, licorice, ash, transluscent black colour, small, beige head, medium bite, salty, mid-sweet, full of character and well rounded, fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. Solid.
BiffNilsson (270) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolsvart vätska med liten brun krona.
Fyllig doft med inslag av rostade nötter, kaffe och choklad.
Smaken är syrlig med mycket kaffekaraktär och nyanser av plommon.
dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass
Blackberry, coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt. Black with a 2 cm creamy dark tan head that reduces quickly to a thin mottled head. Taste is toasted malt, bread, dark chocolate, coffee, and a little caramel and a hint of sourness.
gilvanblight (817) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark but clear pour. Almost no head. Rich and smokey caramels. Very nice and easy to drink. Not at all boozy. Dig this
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, rocky, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit (figs, raisins), liquorice, black rye bread and hints of orange peel. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice, black rye bread, dark fruit, some vanilla sweetness, hits of burnt sugar and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Not quite as powerful as the stronger 2011 version, but a bit more balanced, actually in excellent balance. Lovely beer.