PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled in 1997, bottle #2451: I found this beauty in my cellar during a recent inventory so thanks whoever gave it to me! 11 years old and this beer is great! Jet black in the pour with a light tan head that faded fast. Lots of roast in the aroma with dark fruit as well and sweet malt. Flavor is the samewith maybe a little coffee-ness to it. The finish is quick and dry with some lingering to it. No real pronounced hops in this one but then it is 11 years old as of this review. Wonderful beer which now I’m going to go have to find elsewhere as it was my one and only.
Beers0mniac (25) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, dried fruits, bit of alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, roasty, malty taste. Bitter smoked aftertaste. Amazing porter
Anticraft (9) - - AUG 6, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of soy and alcohol. Slightly watery, above-average carbonation. Precise taste, might be because itís such a familiar beer. Hints of raisin, citrus and floral flavor. Great porter and great choice when in a Finnish bar -almost all the places have this, and itís cheap, as well.
Turtles (607) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a creamy tan head, leaves lacing. The aroma is sweet, roasted malt, raisins, dark dried fruit. Easy to drink with medium / full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Taste got roasted malt, dark chocolate, dried plums, smoked ham. Finishing with chocolate bitterness.
TEJA (1741) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Porter from 2007 sampled 2011.
Thick lasting brown head. Big soy aroma with a bit of chrystal malts and chocolat.
Soft taste with just a tuch of coffey and chocolate. Smooth roaste maltiness.
A litle bit tired.
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, chocolate, licorice. Roasted malt taste, sweet, chocolate, licorice, moderate bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.
anstei (343) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark drown with a huge magnificent head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is dominated by roast malts, mostly liquorice. Strong bitter taste, but not killing the flavours.
JStax (3820) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle thanks to drsilverworm. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Good lacing and decent retention. The aroma has licorice, ash, roast, coffee, and caramel. The taste has a bit of smoke to it, but is mostly a roasty sweetness. I get a bit of vanilla and wood character from this beer as well. There really is quite a bit going on here. Thicker, more viscous mouthfeel with tiny carbonation bubbles keeping the beer lively as it coats the tongue. Really nice stuff.
Travlr (16404) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark maroon brown color, tan head. Nice aroma of dark coffee, dates, plums. Taste has coffee, dark fruit, toffee. Delicious.
Wim (3158) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared with yves ath home black colored body with an off white head and a chocolate malt hops liquor aroma a malt hops alcholic fruity sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Yves (2539) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim at wimís place. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Malty fruited liqor aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter malted roasted bitter.