BeerSkull (1070) - - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Fresh and delicious aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate with hints of smoke, fruits, orange and hops. Dry and sweet taste of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate with a distinct but quite soft hops bitterness in the finish. I like the dry tone from the oats. The alcohol of 8% is well hidden. A nice and tasty beer! And extremely much more enjoyable than the 2011 version!
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. The nose is awesome. Caramel and cocoa with a bit of soft smoked malt and a touch of saltiness. There is a little bit of plummy fruit character through the middle. Soft sweetness on the palate with some nice fudgey character. A little bit of soft cocoa with a nice light roastiness. Damn tasty beer.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at yespr.
pitch dark, small brown head.
mild aroma, roasted malts.
falvor is roasted malts.
circinus (114) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl from systembolaget. Pitch black, creamy beige very nice head. Fudge, milk chocolate, mash, burnt, roasty, smoky. Full body, soft body, bitter finish, creamy. Nice!
SirLimpsalot (1847) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Basunen: trevlig men ingen jätte god sak. Ganske tydlig smak av arrak med en liten aning kaffe. Helt ok utan att vara någon höjdare.
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matt7215 (2080) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from the lcbo. Dark brown, murky, small tan head. Simply beer black beer. Well hopped, decently drinkable. A little thin. Just ok, mid level homebrewer level.
mcberko (4843) - 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.
rejtable (1071) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours espresso black with a thin head and no lacing. Nose is roasted espresso and molasses. Notes of espresso, molasses, bitter chocolate, maybe some vanilla. Taste is med/heavy sweet and med/heavy bitter. Somewhat oily body with medium carbonation. Alcohol burn is there, but pretty well integrated. Nice!
Frovigalning (2523) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Allot of chocolate on the nose, milk chocolate and some booze in the background. Similar taste with a light aroma of dried fruit in the background. Nice beer.
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and roasted bread.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Spab (1985) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with modest-sized mocha-coloured head. Aroma is rich and roasty/smoky, with dark fruit, wood, coffee and treacle. Flavour is also very roasty, verging on smoky, but also slightly sweet with lots of coffee, raisins and other dark, dried fruit, as well as a real woodiness and some molasses and graininess. Body on the full side of medium. Slick mouthfeel. Impressive.