larsniclas (5287) - 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.
mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out notes of cocoa, a little roast, and almost some wintery spices. Flavour is similar, bringing out dark fruits, cocoa, and some slightly spicy notes a la Xmas spices. Not a typical porter by any means, with the wintery spices in there. Pretty well-balanced and unique. Good stuff.
ekstedt (5082) - 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.
Miksu (4801) - 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.
deanso (4502) - 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
SaintMatty (4499) - 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.
kermis (4200) - 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.
mjs (4168) - 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.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with a medium tan head. Nice aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some fruit. The finish was dry and fairly bitter.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a nice big bubbly beige head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate and some fruity notes.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet, with a mild bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Cold coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some fruity notes. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Well balanced and smooth. Lovely beer. And I can still not spot the difference between Imperial Stout and Imperial Strong Porter. I thought this was an Imp Stout.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.