anders37 (30380) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2019
UPDATED: APR 21, 2019 Bottle. 2007. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty caramel chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish. Cunningham (9893) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Appearance: Transparent black color with a fine tan head. Good lacing.NORSAND (161) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma: Coffee, mild fruity and roasted.
Palate: Medium (+) body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Roasted, coffee, mild fruity and mild chocolate.
Overall impression: A bit to sweet. Oherwise quite ok.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden
Beige head, lasting some 2-3 minutes before gradually dissapearing.
Nose: Roast coffee, dark malt and quite a bit of the typical "bottle aged porter nose" (not a big compliment). Not much complexity or finesse here.
Taste & palate: Medium to medium light body - a bit light for a porter. Decent freshness and acidity in the attack and some slight sweetness (off dry) in the aftertaste but again lacking some body to quite balance it out fully. Somewhat burnt taste to it.
A not quite balanced porter with a certain freshness to it which at 6 years is keeping up well but also doesn’t promise much more in the way of further development - drink rather than hold. It’s freshness is actually the main thing this beer has going for it and after all that means there should be a number of foods it might pair well with. Erzengel (11253) - Saarland, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2013
Rating from 2008 with Årgång 2008.
Die Flasche ist sehr edel in Schwarz-Gold gehalten.
Das Bier verbreitet einen schönen malzig-lakritzigen Geruch. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig und schon im ersten Schluck toll schokoladig und röstmalzig. im Hauptteil entfalten sich tolle Röstmalzaromen zur voller Größe, Espresso, Schokolade, süße Lakritze. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang anhaltend und toll röstmalzig-schokoladig! --> Ein supertolles, vollmundiges Porter. Tolle Aromenvielfalt, schöne angenehme abgestimmte Herbe, die sich supergut ins Röstmalzaroma einfügt. Klasse Bier!!
--> 12,15,12,14,12,15 - 13,95 tkrjukoff (4337) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
Botle 33 cl, 2007 vintage, tnx to rlgk. Pours brown black with a small beigish head. Aroma is a bit sweet roasted raisins dark fruits caramel. Flavor similar to aroma, nice biterness which sustains on the palate together with the roasted touch.
gunnar (11700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle from a trade with Abemorsten. 2008. Pours dark as Coke with a decent creamy off-white head. Vague caramel aroma, weak roast. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, very easy roasted malts, dries up towards the end, very low bitterness
Geokkjer (7703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, malt, hay and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, licorice and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation. Linnet (2201) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, dry.
Black colour, beige head.
Same notes as in the nose flavourwise, but they don’t excite me.
Boring but drinkable. POLK (2214) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
Dark brown color with a thin brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavour of chocolateand roasted malt. FatPhil (18022) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2011
330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - 2008 version, BB2018, drunk 2011/10.
7 Slightly gluey esters and ketones on pouring. In the glass it’s a sweet rich roast with some caramel, and a whole pile of dark berries - blackcurrent and blackberry.
4 Dark, brief tan head. A little fizzy and brief.
7- Toffee retronasals. Liquoricecy burnt body, fairly fruity esters, quite dominated by the burntness.
4 Quite thin palate, but that’s OK, as it makes it less slicky. Pleasant carbonation, sometimes moussey in the mouth. Finish is burnt, dry, and a little dirty. Some bitter bite has survived 3 years of ageing too, so just a bit of a tingle. Some milkiness in there too.
14 Good, but not great, blatic porter. Not so exciting, but pretty drinkable to Anna. I like it though, it’s a good decent roast without being astringent.
Not sure when to drink the 2007 bottle...