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S:t Eriks Islay Porter 2011

S:t Eriks Islay Porter 2011
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Formerly brewed at S:t Eriks Bryggeri (Galatea)
Style: Porter
Arlandastad, Sweden


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20620) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Draught@SBWF2011. Pitch black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is Islay peat, some ashes, caramel and quite roasted notes. Flavour is peated malts, some smoked wet wood, caramel, roasted malts as well as some slight ashyness. Been in the Islay barrels for just about the right amount of time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, small head. Heavy peaty smoke aroma. Dryish with light-medium body and clean mouthfeel. Tarry whisky and licorice. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Sample at Porterfestivalen 2011, Göteborg. Black beer, brown head. Whisky aroma, hops, malt, smoked, tar. Whisky flavor, hops, salty, peated, cocoa, tar, some dark chocolate. Quite a challenge, but also pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Draught at the Galatea stand at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2011, sampled on September 30, 2011
Very dark brown color, chocolate color head. Sweet, berry, alcohol, wood, smoke scent. Smooth, soft, malty taste, very subtle. Very smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Like drinking velvet, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 30 Sep 2011) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of smoke, oak wood, vanilla, chocolate and hints of Islay whisky. Malty, oaky taste with Islay whisky, vanilla, smoke and a dry finish with chocolate and a gentle coffee bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and tasty. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle at SBWF, October 6, 2011. Almost black with a small tan head. Quite a lot of Islay whisky character in this one. Nice mouth feel with a long, dry and pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Sample from bottle at Porterfestivalen 2011-11-19 Göteborg AR: peaty, coffey, chocolate, vanilla, Laphroig AP: pitch black, no head F: dry, caramel, roasted malt, coffey, chocolate,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
Sample @ GPF 2011. Pours black with a small bubbly tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is smokey, whiskey, malty and roasted; a bit rough & raw. Flavor is acidy, fruity, a bit sweet, roasted, smokey and whiskey; quite sharp and raw on edges. Finishes bitter and roasted malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
(Draught) Pours near black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds smokey whisky, malt roast (coffee, dark caramel and tar) and stone/minerals. Some hops lingering in the background. A touch of dark berries and dried fruits. The flavour light sweet, light bitter and tiny acidic. Notes of whisky, smoke, roast, tar and lint hops. The mouthfeel is clean and somewhere between soft and hard with a light carbonate. Tart roast, clear whisky and maybe a touch of hops on the finish. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Sample @ Porterfestivalen in Gothenburg on November 19. Pours pale reddish brown with a brown head. Smell is peat, wood and whiskey. Taste is rather light with roasted malts, burnt wood, whiskey and a subtle acidity.

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