OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
0.375 corked and wired champagne bottle. A shade away from entirely black. Firm, lightly tanned head. Strong barrel notes hit the nose first, then a whiff of fortified wine, and tones of coffee-scented dark malts. Big body, fairly soft in the mouth. Vinous, roasty and distinctly bitter. Coffe, licorice and some wooden tones. Warm, nicely bitter finish. Good stuff. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
17th March 2012Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 12, 2013
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Softish semi dry palate. Rich malt - silky and barleywine like. Small amounts of roast and licorice. Nicely joined up red berry fruits from the Port Barrel, integrated very well indeed. Trace of hops before the semi dry finish. Lovely!
Incredibly thick palate structure although surprisingly the flavours don’t really belt you in the face. Can almost be passed off as some sort of bitter PX! I wish I could read the commercial descriptor as I bet there’s some interesting beer making techniques going on. Heavy red wine-like aromas lead into some rich cooked fruits and some tangy minerals. Very good really and unique palate structure. Yorker (2032) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
37.5 cl corked bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and subtle hints of port. Flavour is roasted malt, bitter coffee, vanilla, liquorice, and a little salt. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is port, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol. Flavour is port, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, soya sauce. Full body. Nice beer.
Garlic_of_Doom (653) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark brown with some red hues, no head to talk about.
Wood, vanilla and vinous aroma in large amounts hits the nose, followed by some chocolate. roasted malt and liquorice.
Taste is dry, has chocolate, red berries, roasted malt, wood, some warming alcohol at the end.
After taste is long, dry, roasted and a bit bitter.
Mouthfeel is quite thick and dry, the thick feel probably comes from the oats. Medium carbonation, the bubbles are tiny and really nice to look at.
Very interesting porter, definitely one of the better ones I’ve had.
kjorup (24) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
375ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a reddish tint and a thin tan head. Aroma is faint but of vanilla, oak, roasted malts and port.
Medium to full body, creamy, low carbonation.
Flavor is smoke, roast, oatmeal, vanilla and oak with alcohol notes. Starts quite sweet before finishing bitter and dry.
Overall nice but lacks a little complexity and roundness. DeliriumT (543) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours black with a red hue. Aroma is port wine, raisins and plums. Flavour is a fuller version of the aroma with a light alcohol warmth and burn esp0r (2928) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at homeSimonsen (1318) - NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
Pours almost black with a thin tanned head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, port and oak; alot of dark sins in here. Taste is medium sweet, quite roasty, lots of coffee, some chocolate and port, some booze. Moderate bitter, coffee and earthy hops. A fantastic brew. The port is very well integrated, very nice complex aromas and flavors
Kjøpt på polet vika. Svart farge, lett skum, smaker ganske mørkt også. Mye brent malt,lakris og hint av kaffe