Ratman197 (14846) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2006
0.25l. bottle 1997 vintage from Liquormax poured a nearly opaque reddish black with a small quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of dark fruit,chocolate, charcoal and some vinous notes. Palate was very thin and watery. Flavors of carmel, charcoal, a hint of bakers chocolate, and a bit of wood with a light lingering bittersweet finish. awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2006
From 1pt Bottle, 2004 Vintage. Deep brown pour with a finger of roasted tan head. Milky aromas of light chocolate nougat and browned white toast. Pleasant, but simple. A medium bodied, milky mouthfeel brings out some flavors of three muskateer bar, along with a touch of mild coffee and a smack of maple syrup sweetness. Clean, easy drinking beer - very smooth and creamy, but not a whole lot of flavor. Final smack brings out a hint of grassy hops. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
250ml bottle from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Very dark brown in colour, thin tan coloured head, no lacing. The aroma was of a mild roast, lots of licorice, some light sweetness and molasses. The flavour is a bit thin but still holds a medium roast, cold coffee , light chocolate, some dark fruits. Light mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, light roast. After 9 years in the bottle this still has some life left in it.hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle. Poured a very small tan head that was mostly lasting, no lacing, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Nose was burnt, rosted coffee and licorice. Flavor was coffee, burnt, roasty, and dry. Mouthfeel was smooth and dry. Medium body. Not real impressed with this one for this style. Maybe it needs aging? lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
A Swedish classic (fresh as a daisy bottled in 2006).
Appearance: Jet black, with a thick creamy tan head with some rusty spots which thinned out. No noticeable lacing.
Aroma: A soft fruit sweetness, a hint of vanilla and a vague suggestion of roasted coffee.
Flavour: Mild choco/coffee follows an intial burst of sweetness. Some rust and caramel raisins chucked in for good measure.
Palate: Light carbonation, ’lördag godis’ sweetness and a bitter aftertaste so light you almost miss it.
Overall: Too sweet for me, and lacking in the burnt ’n’ bitter department. Having said that it’s a decent easy-drinking version and I’m sure with a couple of years under its belt the sweetness will round out and this will improve even more (now have a few bottles in the cellar to prove this theory)
PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Pours almost black with dense tan head that leaves great lacing. Soy saucey aroma, tart, balsamic aspect. Flavor has an upfront tart soy saucy character as well. Reminds me a bit of vinegar. Salty touch. There’s a later roasted flavor. Slightly burnt coffee, yet subtle chocolate cookie sweetness. May have been infected or overly oxidized-re-rate pending. smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
very caramel and chocolate with metal in nose. tastes much the same with a soap note. dry in finish. elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
bottle 06. pours black. large creamy head. roasted aroma. creamy and sweet. roast malt. goes down easy. BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 30, 2007
[Sampled with Thomas in Söderåsen, Skåne, Sweden.]tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2007
Wonderful look and aroma of licorice such as true piratos. One of the most smooth porters I ever have tasted. But the aroma is also weak and the body could be stronger!
Stong aroma with leather, dried dark fruits and a hint of gunpowder. The taste is a bit short and hollow. Finishes on the sweet side with moderate bitterness. A good porter, but a bit too sweet for me.