Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from rosenbergh, many thanks!
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, dunkle Früchte, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte, leicht alkoholisch, einfach lecker!
furthur (147) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big chestnut head, good lacing, on opaque black body. Aroma is dark malt and dried plums. Flavor is dark chocolate and raisins, touch of yeast and iron, molasses, and mildly bitter black malt finish. Body is a little thin, carbonation fine, a little bit on the high side for style. Metal taste is persistent. Otherwise this is very good.
Frovigalning (2930) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Coffee and dark chocolate on the nose. Similar taste, roasted notes. Very nice!
MisoW (1131) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black color, nice stable dark beige head - really nice appearance. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dried fruits. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa. Nice one!
Jore (6) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the solid choice from finnish Alko. Taste is round, thick and malty. Very nice drink to enjoy sipping slowly.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What I found in Finland and the Baltics, was that when it came to "old" style beers (pre-craft beer revolution), the lagers were quite dreadful, while the "under appreciated" porters (Baltic) were really good, of fine quality and style. This one was roasty with a good hop profiel, nice ashy afternotes and unfiltered as well. A good 7.2 made it a top notch Porter in my opinion.
Jorn69 (870) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (20:-). Rostad malt, karamell, kaffe, choklad, lakrits, charkuterier, sötma, medelfyllig till fyllig, oljig konsistens. Avslutningen torr och besk med rejält rostade toner.
tomer (1647) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks rosenbergh, stable long lasting creamy deepish mocha head, opaque black colour, aroma of vanila, light roastiness, dark bread and some mushrooms, flavour of dirt, chocolate cake, bitter choclate, some cocoa and just a hint of carob, medium mellow bitterness. Nice and solid, highly enjoyable.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Pours opaque black with a huge beige head, aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, caramel and spices, flavor is roasted with chocolate, coffee, caramel, dried fruits, medium bodied.
Arnesen (32) - Tromso, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown towards black with minimal head to the glass. Aroma of coffee, malt and some dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet in the beginning with a bitter ending.