luttonm (7091) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Great to find this, after learning about Dahlgren from my close friend Lars, a chef who adores his work and restaurants. Jet black body, very still, with a ring of tan foam. Subtle but refined dark Porter roast aroma with a sweet blueberry essence. Quite a similar sip, smooth and tasty traditional Porter, already a bit sweet and evocative of Carnegie Porter. The blueberry flavors underneath the Porter body are spot on and delicious. Dark chocolate, some roast espresso beans. Smooth and subtle, I can see why a chef would love something like this as a vehicle to pair with food. Really quite nice. oobawa (1929) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Decent blueberry porter, hitting all the notes you’d expect for the style yet also coming across a bit weak and lackadaisical, never developing much depth beyond the berries and a roasty backbone. Chocolate and a slight dark coffee vein bolster the front, and the modestly tart blueberries are a nice addition to the middle, yet the porter itself lacks much soul, watery and weak, mostly relying on its smoky, java-leaning to add heft to the finish. Way, way too thin texture, though. Kinda spoils the beer. Lowenbrau (4858) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2016
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-05-2015.rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2016
"1ª Cata Ratebeer Asturias".
In short: berries black ale.
Pours quite dark with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Berries nose dominated, some roasty aromas. Medium to light body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is berries, sweet, roasty notes. Good.
12oz bottle, black dark brown color, with a fluffy tan-coloured head, with a mild dark chocolate, blueberry, faint coffee nose, with some mild roasted, black, toasted malty, faint burnt fruitcake, subtle molasses accents, and a faint burnt toast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity yeasty, mild blueberry, dark chocolate, coffeeish character, with some good roasted, black, toasted malty, molasses flavours, leading towards a chocolatey, fruity roasty maltiness finish. Hansen (8629) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Seems to be a bit infected. Dark brown. Has a light brown head, lasting. Aroma is malty, roasted, sweet berry notes. Faint acetic notes in the flavor.
CloakedDagger (3008) - - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue to it and a light brown head. Interesting aroma from the berries, but also somewhat greasy. Rather light in body, again an interesting flavour from the berries - interesting rather than good. Heavy roastiness, gets a little ashy at times. Not sure what to make of it. 090316 Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown color, almost black, beige head. Aroma has mostly roast. Taste is dark chocolate, subtle berries. Tasty. wchesser (2180) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Dark brown. Nose is very distinct fresh and dried blueberries...crazy. Some dark roasted malts. Unfortunately, taste is quite muddled with some skin tannins, on an otherwise middling porter base. Disappointing after the amazingly unique nose. Rasmus40 (22695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and blueberries. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Oily. 290116 Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2016
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger off white to tan head that dissipated fairly quickly. Spider web lacing clings in rings around the glass nicely.
The smell takes in the normal qualities of a porter - roasty cocoa, light coffee and then some vanilla and iced blueberries slide in for a nice combination.
The taste was balanced between the sweet and the roast with a subtle dry bitterness penetrating my tastebuds.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a soft smooth to creamy feel laying down on my tongue and somewhat semi-sticky.
Overall, for a porter I’d say it works. The addition of the blueberry balanced in really nice. I’d have again.