omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black, small beige head. Aroma of licorice and coffee. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salty with some salmiak and leather, plenty of licorice. Long bitter finish with some warmth. Potent, yet balanced and harmonious.
harrisoni (10945) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting new year 2012/13. Black beer lasting tan head. Malty choccy aroma. Really tarry. intense.
rlgk (7470) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, caramel, coffee, orange peels, citrus, cocoa powder, some licorice. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, coffee, tar, vanilla, citrus, some hops, raisins, cream notes. Bitter roasted finish, caramel, orange peels, cocoa powder and some spices. Very nice and I will get a few bottle for my cellar.
Leighton (6983) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, beige foam head. Rich dark malt nose, cocoa, torched wood. Medium sweet flavor with light, dry chocolate, burnt wood, bitter dirt. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, more bitter earth, baking cocoa, dry chocolate, dirt. Decent stuff.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Dunbar72! At ekstedt’s x-mas beer tasting, on December 14, 2012.
Vary dark brown color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, burnt pop-corn, alcohol scent. Sweet, licorice, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste, also sweet. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness,
larsniclas (4995) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a small, beige head.
Roasted aroma with tar and peat.
Medium to high bitterness.
Salty licorice and salmiak in the aroma.
ogivlado (4990) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 330ml. -Black coloured, small cappuccino head, chocolat and mild coffee in the nose. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and licorice with pleasant notes of spices. Alcohol well hidden. Long bitter finish. Very nice indeed.
Miksu (4556) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Opaque black color. Sweet roasty aroma with soft licorice, nuts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet coffeish roasty taste with licorice, dark and hint of wood. Full bodied, soft warming palate. Very pleasant and drinkable porter.
ekstedt (4545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of Dunbat72. Black with medium beige head. Strong roasted aroma of coffee and chocolate with piney and resiny hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, high bitterness. Very nice.
SaintMatty (3641) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle - Black with a foamy tan head. Roasted malt, plain chocolate and liquorice in the aroma. Rich and roasted taste with notes of coffee, salt liquorice, Bournville and roasted malt. Smooth, luxurious and easy to drink.