TBone (17535) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Bottled, alc. 5.5%, 2004 vintage in 2005 (BB 12/2014)chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Dark almost opaque brown color, good creamy expresso head. Aroma has raisins, roasted malts and coffee: roast, sour and sweet. Sticky sweetish mouthfeel, medium-bodied. As expected delicious chocolaty roasted malts dominate palate. Attacking bitterness and slightly hard/flat mouthfeel too. Aging and extra alcohol would do good to this one. (7/5/7/3/15 3.7)
Vintage 2006 in 2006, alc. 5.5%
Molasses, very light roasted notes in the aroma. Slightly burnt molasses, sweetish, plain. Quite industrial taste as fresh. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)
Bottled vintage 1998 in 2006
Chocolaty, a bit oxidated nose. Wineous, flat, rounded, roasted coffee beans. Not sweet, drier and more chocolaty than 2005-2006 vintages. Unfortunately past its prime. (6/4/5/4/12 3.1)
Vintage 2000 in 2006
Portwineous nose, clean palate - no oxidation. Chocolaty, not sweet. Rounded, propably "the peak" vintage right now. (7/4/7/3/14 3.5)
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, sweet, liquorice, hop and medium bitter. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2011 Bottled, June-05. A beautiful-looking, dark, reddish-brown, almost black, with a nice, dense tan head. The aroma is mild, with roastiness, coffee, some hops and a sweetness. The flavor has the same elements, but very low on the hops. A little sourness comes through after some sips. Mellow mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish. Guess this beer explains why there is a Porter Drinkers Association in Sweden. Rating: 8-5-8-4-15-4. 060430jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle, 2010. A clear-looking dark brown to black beer with a small, firm tan head. Roasted nose with some alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Slightly vegetal. Maybe it needs some cellaring, I was not very impressed by this one, neither aroma nor flavor. It’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated too. Coffee, dried dark fruits, hoppy bitterness, roasted malts and some vegetal hints. A beer that I definitely like, but I suspect it’s victim of the beer revolution. 110122
Pours nice velvety black in glass with good head. Nose has a little mesquite smoke to it. I got some smoke in the flavor as well as light chocolates and coffee. Rated 8/8/2000 brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The pour is brown in color with a small tan head. Some roast malt, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee come through first on the nose. A bit dusty and oxidized. Quite a lot of dark fruit, especially prunes. The flavor is fairly simple. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and tons of dark fruit.
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Dark brown with creamy brown head. Roasted malts & dried fruits. Smooth & soft mouthfeel. Chocolate. Very drinkable! FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 500ml bottle (Systembolaget) - (6:4:8:3:14=3.5) - Gift from MiP - thanks!MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
Very dark brown, large but brief frothy head. Sweet aroma, a little
sickly, some nuttiness but also plasticky. Sickly sweet body too, soft
carbonation, a little watery in places. Sweet plasticky roasted malts
in the taste too. A decent burnt body - some chocolate. Subtle hoppy
taste builds up and stays for the finish, along with the more astringent
burnt corners of the taste.
Rerate: 330ml bottle - Argang 2009, BB2011-09, drunk 2013-10 (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Black, loose tan head. Initially a port-winey or even madeira-like raisiny aroma. Heavier dark fruits like prunes too. Clearly aged. Lovely raisiny retronasals, later some aged yeasiness, marmite. Quite thin palate, carbonation low. Taste is a little dry and has some papery hop aspects. Gentle ashiness, no way hear as aggressive as it was previously. Gentle vanilla creaminess to the retronalsals later. What might be called excessive aging has workjed very well for this. Somewhere between the two extremes might be optimal.
2007 bottle, 5.5%. Roasted aroma. Black colour, small brown head. The flavour is cfeamy and nicely sweet with English liquorice aftertaste. Late malt bitterness. Quite flavourful and well-balanced. Pleasant carbonation. I would probably enjoy it more after a year’s cellaring. Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2012
2010 bottle shared with Thompson. Very dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through. Small beige head. Smell slightly roasty, dark malts, light sweetness, slightly coffee, slightly chocolate, slightly alcohol, caramel and wood. Taste roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hints of -in Dutch- ’drop’. Very nice balance. A bit thin texture. Medium body, average carbonation. bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle from Oak Tree. Argang 2004!!!!! Pours very brown/black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh dark fruits. Like fresh fig even. Full bodied with near creamy carbonation. It’s very full of freshish dark fruit flavor. Rounding off with treacle. Not bitter, but not all that sweet. This must be balanced. Good drink. Ages well too.