BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2003
2001: Roasted coffee, raw bread and funky grain aroma. Very sweet raisin/prune fruitiness on the palate, a little pastey towards the end. Too sweet at first but actually finishes nicely with a roasted coffee bitterness. Probably needs time to temper the sweetness and soy flavors. I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Pours and looks nice. A bit watery with a faint finish. A Fuller's London Porter mixed half and half with water would still be better than this. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Deep brown with red. Smoky malt caramel and wheat aroma. Smells "old" like many imports do... I guess it's been on the shelf a bit. Moderate thickness, dull smoke and tobacco flavors with some old coffee and grains. Not doing much for me. Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Bottle 2001 Robust Porter, rich and malty, slightly smokey. Strong taste and smell of alcohol. I think many of the complexities of this beer have mellowed with age leaving this beer quite quaffable but not top-notch. Slightly astringent. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2004
Bottled@ Stockholm Beer Festival
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
VINTAGE 1986. Lots and lots of raisins. Fullbodied, still. Chocolate and coffe. Well preserved but a bit too hyped. Crispy bacon and burned rubber is also a part of this beer.
Thick head. Very dark beer with only a little hint of deep brown showing when held to light. Hints of chocalate and some caramel in the aroma. Has a nice malty taste with some chocolate aftertaste. Good but not great beer. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle of unknown vintage from Premier Gourmet. Dark brown black, headless body. Aroma is sweet caramel and malt, mild muted roast, brown sugar. Dark chocolate bitter, very muted roast in the flavour. Very brief sweetness, dry chalky finish spoils the show a bit for me. Touch thin. Odd but with some nice highlights Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black with a sticky - but not very stable - brownish head. Nice, full body but not very bitter. Roasted notes of coffee and dark, bitter chocolate. A very filling and wholesome brew. During the Swedish prohibition you could get this by the doctor’s prescription only! 140101 frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Pours very dark, reddish-brown, with a fluffy, creamy mocha head that laces nicely. Aroma is sweetly malted with dark chocolate and a metallic note. Bittersweet chocolate flavor, but the sweetness lingers and turns cloying. Lightly syrupy yet watery body is apropos for the style. There’s a little more metallica in the finish, but a latent smokiness repairs that problem.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2005
This is currently ranked #6 of Swedish beers. It’s the first Swede I’ve reviewed and, while it wasn’t bad, I may proceed with reservations.
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Aroma was that of musty clothes in a closet for awhile. Dark body with a mahagany hue and tan head. Flavor consisted of smoked and roasted malts. Roasty aftertaste on palate.