l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2006 bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Nice chocolate malt aroma with some dark fruit. Flavor is milk chocolate, roasted malt, cherries, plums, and light coffee bitterness. Well balanced sweet and bitter. Clean finish. Fantastic! booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Supposed to be consumed at room temperature.
It just didnít do it for me. Cool bottle, tho. jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2005
1997 vintage (argang). Aroma of chocolate cake - and that ainít bad. Almost completely flat, no head at all, just a mild hint of carbonation. Deep coffee-brown colr. Black pepper, then dark chocolate, a bit watery as the flavor fades. Medium body, oily and round. Some woodiness. and moderate dryness. Very nice for this odd style.. I believe this one was too old and had lost some depth. timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Nearly black pour. Pretty roasty in the nose, coffee, burnt toast. Tastes of the same, with maybe some slight dark chocolate and molasses. Enough hops to even it out. Another very good Scandanavian porter, albeit a little different. CMUBEERMAN (440) - - JUN 6, 2006
1997...poureed black with minimal head. The aroma was strong with oxidated scotch, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor was quite rich with roasted malt and burnt chocolate. Body was rather light.
Abrakarl (436) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
OK so this is a Baltic porter. More body than the one at 3,5%. Slightly better at every part. Still not too exciting. Weak aroma with some cola in it. davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 9, 2009
bottle bought in Systembolaget - Stockholm.
Appearance: dark brown color. Big head, beige color and some lasting.
Aroma: Some "closed" aroma. Toast smells, caramel, chocolate and vanilla.
Flavor: toasty-sweety start. Lamentably, a bit of oxide and rancid notes. Reminiscences of chocolate, figs and coffee.
Palate: Medium body and soft carbonation.
Remark: Maybe a bad sample, sweet unbalance and some rancid. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Great porter. Not quite nail the toasty, buttery maple/carmel malt characteristic found in a Fullerís or a Koff, but it comes close. Hops is somewhat more prevalent here and the carbonation is noticeable. Nice beer. grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Excellent Porter. Certinaly a landmark historically for the style. Vintage 2000:mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Rich teak and dusty scarlet sit beneath a layered and lacy toape head. Beautiful aesthetically. Nose : Mostly butterscotch or caramel . This fades into a "hot" dark roasted note with cherries, licorice, and perhaps a hint of chicory. Butterscotch dominates. Flavors: Caramel fades into a butteriness that isnít diacetyl but simply the complexity of a smooth yeast next to a nicely roasted grain. This fades into a dry bitterness reminiscent of all good dry stouts or porters. However above the bitterness lies a distinct black olive, brown sugar sweetness that is immaculate. Naturally carbonated. The carbonation certainly caps all of this off leaving the mouth dry and bitter and sweet towards the edges of the palate. Excellent ale. Reminds me of Anchor Porter.
Creamy french roast coffee aroma.Bitter hoppy coffee flavor followed by smooth creamy chocolate as it warms up.