MiP (15378) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Quite fruity aroma, a little sourish/grassy hop notes. Almost black colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is mildly sweet, has a little coffee and cream. Not so bitter. Very flavourful for ABV.
mjs (6727) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) Poured black with medium sized and light brown head. Aroma contained sourness, hops, coffee and liquorice. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, coffee, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was ashy and bitter.
joeneugs (6105) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Todeon! Pours dark brown with a two finger fizzy brownish orange head. The aroma is roasted and lactic with a touch of coffee and blackberries. The flavor is roasted and soapy with a dry start then comes a distinct brown sugar sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Very nice soft mouthfeel. It rounds out dry and nutty with roasted coffee beans and a soapy, bitter finish. A very flavorful porter.
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 13 March 2010) Black colour with creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, liquorice and dark chocolate. Malty, roasted (almost burnt) taste with notes of black coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Balanced sweetness and a gentle cocoa bitterness. Well balanced and tasty beer.
Furseth (2131) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark red/black colour, nice head. Aroma of lots of fruits, citrus, dark choclate,caramely, butter and a nice hopy nose in the end.
Flavor had a smouth mouthfeeling of dry fruits, choclate and a nice citric/coffee ending. Medium body and a medium fruity/coffee finish. Nice!
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black. beige head fading to a lace. Aroma of caramel, coffee, rye bread,sweet. Caramel, coffee, roast flavor. Dry, coffee, bitter cocoa.bit of smoke finish. Well rounded. Smooth. Although this brew has a lower ABV than many others, I think more alcohol would hurt the flavor of this one. It is a very good brew.
pilsnerrogge (2865) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colour is black, head is big and rocky. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with some sour hints. Well balanced roasted flavour with more coffee and chocolate, also some liquorice. Best beer from Slottskällan in a good while.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some brownish head. Aroma and flavor is from coffee and dark chocolate. Also some liquorice. Smooth and well balanced.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Foamy, lacing, light brown cream head. Body is opaque black. Strong aroma of coffee ground and roast. Spiced hops and burnt caramel notes. Full malt body. Roasted, with a coffee accent, and a nice lingering chocolatey touch. Extremely well-bodied for a 5.5% beer. Creamy in the mouth. Ends up with a pleasant roasted-malty bitterness. Awesome beer!
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coffee black with a medium sized fluffy and creamy head. Aroma is toffee and coffee with a lactic sour touch. Coffee and roasted caramel with a citrus acidity in flavor. Wonderful finish. A great beer!