jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Onyx in color with what initially starts out rocky and settles into a mulch colored head. Very nutty, lactosey and cocoa like aromas. The flavors touch on cocoa, with a resiny and smoky mouthfeel. Bitterness hits quick and never truly fades. An excellent porter which seems to be a tad more zesty than Jämtlands Porter.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Go to Drummond Island up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sit in the dark black rock fields in the winter and breathe the deep evergreen wind. This beer is powerful with northwoods bark, campfire smoke, a bit of citrus rind - the dry intensity of a night of winter camping. It has not the fullest of porter bodies, but the light breath of feeling here announces a northern porter to the world. Reminds me not a little of the Boyne River Brown from my own Michigan woods. Cheers to the Swedes for crafting their own northwoods classic.
iumentum (8) - Blaker, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice roasred aroma. Pours with a nice brown head. The beer is black in the glass. Bitter chocolate and roasred malts in the taste. Great mouth feel.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very impressive swartzbier, oops, porter. Palate marks down a point for excessive carbonation, but otherwise this is a very very nice beer. Outstanding roastiness, some bitterness, aroma is excellent, head is slight but keeps a nice rim around the glass. But I gotta tell you, I felt like a total carnivore during this session, because I had a huge slab of beef Pot Roast and a gigantic heap of horseradish with this brew after the tasting session, and it was a fucking religious experience. Per, thanks. I live near Bell’s, and you can get Jamtlands and Slottskallans regularly...hmmm, can we switch places for a few weeks?
pilsnerrogge (2348) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black, very dry. Didn’t like it at all the first time I had it. Tried it a second time and I was hooked! So give it more than one chance.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Almost black with a big light brownish head. Loads of aromas; coffee, smoke, dried dark fruit and heavily burnt malt. Taste: Is this a porter??? Anyway, it's very dry and bitter all the way through; smoke, tar, dark plums, dark chocolate and very burnt malt tones. Dry finish. Got buy some more.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer memories about bottle from Visby Systembolaget year 2000
and draught at SBWF 2003
bottle: color black roasted malts bit coffee and chocolate dryness and aftertaste was astonding astringing dry mouth feel. Matured in the bottle luckily
on tap: color black taste roasted malts sweet so sweet no even memories about hops 7-3-7-2-12
RandomBeerDude (11) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark dark, but sweet and fresh. It takes approximately the time from the signal to reach your brain to know if you love it or hate it.
larzi (7) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as h... First the taste of heavily roasted malt, then the more fruity taste. What a porter...
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark purple. Very nice head. Nose was Grapy!!! Oatmeal stout-like. Good burnt profile. Really leans towards a stout for me. Good.