axl (1035) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown to black with thick cafe latte colored foamy head leaving some lacing and a small pool on the beer as it disapears. Aroma of dark dries fruits, medicine and some coffee with slight sweet roasted notes as well as raw unsweetened cocoa after a while. Great burned to heavily roasted bitterness with some hops and hop bitterness emerging at the end and competing with more coffe like flavors. With later sips some sweeter chocolaty tones also emerge at the beginning of the sips harmonizing nicely with the other flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but maybe somewhat light, alcohol is felt as a warming sensation but not tasted. Quite enjoyable WilleLW (282) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Black colour with a creamy dark head. A slightly sour aroma with dark dried fruits, some tar, dark chocolate, roasted malt and soy. Taste of roasted malt and dark chocolate with some sourness and a dry after-taste. RickFifty (1334) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
Black color, brown head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, dried fruit, coffee. Roasted malt taste, coffee, licorice, sweet fruity, brunt sugar, dry finish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Hopmaestro (1719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma is deep and heavy roasted malts with almost a tar sensation around it. A thick and almost syrup-like brew that builds up a delicious foam in the glass. The taste is dark and rich and a little sweet. There is a bitterness like from roasted nuts and old coffee from the pan. This is how I like my porters, it is like a blend of sweat wrung from a middle-aged barista’s shirt after a twelve hour shift at the coffeehouse and mixed with ashes from a burnt-down hazelnut tree. Saeglopur (2294) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2015
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm.
Gurthnar (6173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Black, oily body, with a quite big, dense, creamy, dark beige to brown head.
Aroma of ash, chocolate, coffee, wood, dark and dried fruits, some pepper.
Quite sweet, rich taste wth about the same aromas, but with more melting chocolate and nuts.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a smooth carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, wooden, ashy.
Very tasty! Strong but smooth at the same time, with a great balance between sweet chocolate, subtle dark fruits and dry, ashy notes. Also pretty easy to drink for this style, the ABV is completely hidden. One of the very best Scandinavian beers I’ve had lately!
Bottle by Cuso, thanks! Aroma deep, dark roasted, ashy, strong coffee. Light chilli. Very dark colour, oily texture. Stable head, relatively. Taste is rich and malty, strong coffee, rather light caramel, rather thick body. Light chilli. Tasty, very good, relatively easily drinkable. Cuso (8933) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from my European Secret Santa, many thanks Per. Almost black color with medium beige head. Strong coffee aroma with molasses, bourbon. Taste, sweet coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, chilli, hazelnuts, licorice, spices, alcohol. Long coffee bitter finish. Tasty. MisoW (3661) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks. Pours black color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, lot of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, burnt sugar. Nice bitter coffee finish. k92488 (497) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
0.33 flaske. Kullsvart med mørkt brunt skum. Aroma av kaffe sjokolade. Smak av kaffe og sjokolade frukt krydder malt. Kanongod mild ettersmak Pyrmir (6199) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
330 ml bottle. Black with mocca head. Aroma strong, coffee, dark chocolate, green chili. Taste is similar, lots of chili, light dark chocolate, coffee, roasted notes, a bit burnt