MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans, raisins and crisp cereal torrefaction thrive in this balanced, highly drinkable and immensely pleasurable Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the brown-tinged black.
-This is as alluring as their Pickla Pils; the same quality is achieved in different stylings.
-The finish is rather crisp and dry, increasing drinkability. Roasted malts are also present, but never too bitter.
-A few dark chocolate melodies are played midway as well.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap) Pours black and completely opaque with a creamy, beige head. Aroma of sweet, hard roasted malts, vanilla and dried fruits and an almost vinous touch. Surprisingly full-bodied with plenty of hard roasted malt. Lightly sweet with a light malt bitterness in the finish. Nice and very harmonious. 190908
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Sweet aroma with loads of hard roasted malt, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and hoppy notes.
hirigalzkar (3118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Bottle. Black as the night. Sweet with hints of chocolate, coffee beans and a dry aftertaste.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rover Göteborg. Tanned cream head. Opaque, near-black body. Rounded aroma of refined sweet malts, milk-chocolate , mild coffee and some gentle hops. Taste is smooth and complex; fairly sweet dark malts, caramel, coffe, sweet licorice and mild bittering hops. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk. Medium body. Malty and mild bitter finish. A very nice one.
mjs (7112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 (Re-rate, bottle, 0.25 l - BBE 6/2014, from Alko Arkadia, 20130906) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts and sourness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, burnt malts, sweetness, sourness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. The sourness made me suspect there may have been something from with the bottle. I hope to be able to try the keg version again.
(From old notes, draught at Pikkulintu on 2008-01-04) Surprisingly light taste in which some hops can be found. In nose something irritating resembling cellar. Still, enjoyable porter. Old rating: 6-4-7-3-15=3.5
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 Tap. Black colour with a tan head. Very much tar on the nose! Loads of roasted malts and coffe beans. Flavour has a little malt sweetness. Roasted and bitter notes of tar and coffee beans. Much tar in the finish as well with an good amount of bitterness. Nice!
thewolf (12491) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Nørrebro Bryghus.
Pour inpenetrably black with a fine, staying, creamy, beige head. Sweetish aroma with light liqourice, chocolate and mild coffee notes. Light mouthfeel, but not thin. Flavour has a light metallic edge at first, then a terrific dryness with roasted malts, lots of dark chocolate and light coffee. Sad about the metallic off-flavour - otherwise a stunning beer.
charlotte (5333) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with beige creamy head.Taste of dark chocolate and coffee ,feels mild and smooth and a still a great Porter by even 5% alc.
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of unknown Swedes at ZBF 2006, shared with John White on Eurostar back to London, March 2006. Jet black, no head and low condition. Soft sweet liquorice and low coffee notes in the nose, gentle bitter chocolate powder, some sweet low liquorice and a gentle roasted bitterness in the mouth, delicate buttery sweetness and bitter chocolate notes in the finish.