Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2008
courtesy of Laurent Mouson - dark and clear, almost black with a little foam; toasted, notes of black chocolate and licorice; good malt body, some sweetness and a decent bitterness; long aftertaste of dried raisin - very good! Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Black with beige head. Chocolate, hazelnut, strong body, sweet. A nice porter. markas101 (2468) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2009
50 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA via Winnipeg. Slightly greyish-black pour, opaque in the glass. Creamy tan head that sinks to a thin covering. Roasted malt aroma with some faint alcohol/motor oil notes. Subtle first sip with a building roasted malt and sweet brown sugar bitterness. Warming finish of roasted nuts. Vignale (3845) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
Mörk relativt syrlig porter drucken hemma hos Ulf på temat tysk öl. Kändes väldigt otysk. Snarare engelsk eller baltisk med kärvt bränd rostning, relativt lätt kropp, len konsistens och lång eftersmak. En av kvällen bästa öl. Mark_Eck (1998) - - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Smells of malts and chocolate. Tastes smokey and of sweet berries. Has a coffee bitterness as an aftertaste.
jonas (7624) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2003
Stoutlike coffee aroma, a bit
bitterhop evident as well.
Jet black, low creamy brown head.
Quite sweet - the black Abbot shines through here, but the balance is much better. Fruity tastenotes and espresso bitterness.
Thick mouthfeel and a coffee/chocolate aftertaste rounds everything off. badgerben (5216) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Oh wow... my friend and I thought this was just going to be a cheap filler beer in the night. How wrong we were! Pitch black pour with a thin, lacing head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and smoke. Taste is very bitterly chocolate. Quite a nice surprise! robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Dark Coloring. Small Head. Expected Swill and Instead Enjoyed a Wondeful Porter! Malts, Chocolate..bitter... Very nice. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Dark black with hints of red, a thin tan head and nicce lacing. Great aroma - chocolate, malt, roast, freshness. Palate starts out very vinous with sweet plum notes then becomes chocolate cherry coffee and burning roastyness and hoppy bitterness. Finish is long and sweeter. This seems to be much stronger than it tastes. Very surprising! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Deep, dark black coloration, nice, if slim head of cocoa/ tan foam above.
Aroma: creamy, cocoa, espresso, but delicious, nice and roasty, bits of cocoa and coffee, nutty, and, um, mmm!
Taste: awfully smooth, not leaning too hard on the awful, just real easy, if you know what i mean, ...gritty, full-bodied, big feel on the palate..tasty, which is to say, taaaa-steeee!!!
The mouthfeel/body is medium, and the finish is long and sweet, flush with cocoa and caramel...bit too sweet for a real porter, but for an Eastern (or more Eastern than England) European porter, good enough, perhaps...
beyond expectations or anticipations, this is a dandy drink, a truly tasty dark brew, delicious...hey, more i drink it, more I like it...and the more it tastes like a true porter....not bad at all!