cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle at home .... really not sure about this ... deep black ... thin lacing ... funky sour nose ... is this barrel ageing or has it turned ... again a short sourness... almost lambic like rather that a porter ...some red wine tones ... not really working for me... rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2009
From bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget.
Dark brown colour with low beige head. Fennel, aquavit and dark malts in aroma. Medium bodied with chocolate, mint and dark malts, bit toasty. Warming from higher alcohols. Bit brown malt and green, maybe dill. Not much acidity in my sample. Low bitterness. Really balanced. gunnar (9483) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle batch # 147.
Pours dark brown, almost black with a very small off-white head, fast diminishing.
Aroma: strong sour, deep roasted coffee, smoke and tar, even some Coke and dark licorice. Taste is sour/sweet candy, low bitterness carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a thin ring of head that is lightish tan in color. Taste is lightly sour and moderately sweet. Slightly oily palate. Aroma nor flavor is very bitter but the aftertaste has a slight heat to it. Not bad. thewolf (12756) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle, bought @ De Molen.
joergen (29007) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
Pours almost completely black with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has oak, vinousness, light tartness, well roasted and fairly sweet. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour has oak and quite an acidic edge. Roasted, a bit of chocolate. Raisins, oak and viniousness. Okay, but quite a lot of tartness.
Bottle in a hotel room in Utrecht.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted and light acidic aroma of red wine and berries.
Roasted and acidic flavour of berries, oak and red wine.
Too acidic. Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2009
500 ml bottle. First edition. Black. Small coarse head. Vinegary aroma balanced by nice mellow roasted malts. Reminds me a little about Haandbakk, but not that sharp. The acidity is quite distinct and somewhat sharp and unpleasant. Very low carbonation level. Overall there is way too much acidity and vinegar for this beer to be perceived as pleasant. Jonte (1412) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2009
Bottle. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Dark brown with a beige head. Light roastiness, oak, lightly sour, a bit sweet, some spices, maybe some aquavit. Rather balanced and I didn´t find it as sour as many others on this site. Maybe a different batch? renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
batch 147. 50cl bottle @ biergasthof schiffner. strangely there is no percentage to be found on the bottle anywhere, but it taste about 6-7% strong, so i’l happily go with that :-). pitch black, slight carbonation, thin beige head and no lace. Smell somewhat like a lambic, sour morello cherries, fermented grapes, slight fruit vinegar note, with wood and ever so slight smoke. Best thing is, it tastes even better, the aquavit really comes out and the sourness combines with the roast malts to a beautiful unusual eccentric taste experience! highly reccommend it!!! bierkoning (13615) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, opague. Hints of oak, aquavit and grapes in the aroma. Full bodied, almost oily texture. tart flavor with alcoholic notes, licorice, grapes and aquavit. Just hints of roast in the aftertaste. Lovely, but is it really only 7% ABV?