Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This Baltic poter is outstanding, with rich, complex flavour and texture, yet high drinkability.
Basically black, it has a very large, rich, frothy light brown head that shrinks only slowly to a permanent, thin, foamy top and rich, frothy lace.
The aroma is mild wine, chocolate, prunes, toast. Although with firm, complex elements, it’s somewhat subdued.
The taste is rich, complex, smooth and clean. All flavours, sweetness and bitterness are beautifully balanced with complex taste of leaves, chocolate, dark toasted brown bread, prunes, a hint of port, some raisin, black pepper, the latter stronger in the finish, with an increasing taste of black coffee condensed with brown sugar that is stronger by the end. It is rather dry throughout, not too bitter or sweet. In the middle, it has a definite but light sweetness and light but slightly stronger bitterness right at the finish, but for most of the time, up front and in the final finish and aftertaste, it is mostly dry, clean, and leafy.
panzerwolf (161) - FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown. A very strong taste of coffee mixing with chocolate, slight hint of alcohol in the background. A dark taste, a little bit metallic. Liked it as a porter, tasty!
Slaktmasken (64) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget. Pours black with small tan head. Chocolate/fruity aroma. Roasted malt taste. An average porter imho.
nasmith003 (141) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with hint an opaque dark brown color. Unremarkable taste not defined by any significant characteristic.
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Strong malt aroma. Medium body with a light metallic malt flavor and a light finish.
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Luvystypotables (943) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subdued aroma of malt and chocolate, pours a rich dark color and a tan well laced head. Taste of malt with a watery feel and a malty finish.
gunnar (6127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from rosenbergh. Pours almost pitch black with a big frothy dark tanned head. Roasted malty aroma. Taste is mild roasted, liquorice, tar and some caramel. Low carbonated, smooth creamy mouthfeel. Weak dry roasty finish.
gegwilson (1798) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Deep chocolate colour with a nice tan head. Sweet molasses aroma. The taste is sweet with chocolate, treacle, toffee and spice. Very tasty. Just a touch on the thin side.
rjplumer (602) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy roasted malt with a light nut and raisin aroma. Black body with medium brown half inch head. Deep roasted taste too. Feels thick and has a medium bitter quality. Has a dry puckering cocoa feeling too. Hint of nuttiness and dark fruit sweetness.Light warming sensation in the finish.
nihtila (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18.7.2014. Black, brown head. Roasted malts, low carbonation, very smooth. excellent for the price
Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown shade with an initial large brown head. Aroma has quite a bit going on. Coffee, molasses, vanilla, nuttiness and chocolate brownie are my impressions. Taste is similar, with dark walnut, caramel and a lactosey sweetness. Bitter dark chocolate notes too. Plenty going on and some nice surprises, especially the walnut flavour. Good stuff.