KM (418) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2007
Tap. Black body. Brown large head. Heavy aroma of burned wood, old smoke and some chocolate. Smokey flavour, burned malt. Bitter and smokey finish. A beer for malt whisky lovers, and I think a cigar would be nice with this. (Glenfiddich Warehouse Stockholm, 24.07.07) Theres (50) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2007
Excellent golden foamy head, dark (almost black) body.A beauty! Fruity and sweet caramelly aroma. Medium carbonated, and a dry finish. Very, very good! Very glad that I got to taste this from tap. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
Drought at the Rover,Göteborg. Black colour, thin creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt(bread)coffee,salt lakris,and dark chocolate. Thin to medium body, and a medium bitter finish. Nice Porter! henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
Near black body with a light brown head; Very chocolate malty nose with a little fresh peach behind (strange); Big carbonation in bitter fresh body; Medium long bitter fresh body, chocolate malty aromas. Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
Tasted at Oliver Twist in Stockholm: Coffee and hops in aroma. Very nice smokey coffee on first taste followed by a bit of American-like hops. Oh yeah, a bit buttery to fit the name, too. Bit thin on the palate, though.
ekstedt (6993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2007
Draught at the Rover, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark opaque brown, small creamy beige head. Intense roasted malt aroma with coffee anc dark chocolate, and also some apple-like fruitinness. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance, with some light acidity, and a long bitter finish. Svesse (8832) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2007
(Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No 68, Stockholm) Black colour with frothy pale brown head. Roasted nose with coffee, bitter chocolate and hints of tobacco. Roasted taste with chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Rather dry, with a lovely coffee bitterness in the finish. Not overly bitter, but perfectly balanced, with chocolatey malt shining through all the way. Actually quite brilliant, in my opinion very much like a porter should be. Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Opaque black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of smoke and liquorice. Flavour of coffee and chocolate. Nice! larsga (7670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
Big dark brown fine-laced lasting head. Opaque black body goes dark red at edges. Burnt pine needle aroma. Deep sweetish burnt malt taste, kind of thin and sharp, with a very slight stickiness in the mouthfeel. Pine needle notes. No aftertaste. Complex sugar settles on the lips. Mild, a bit thin and flat, not too exciting. (0.5l bottle of 2005 vintage at Oliver Twist.) FatPhil (17166) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Rating is an average of two ratings, which surprisingly ends up larger than both!
Draught (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki)
Thick black opaque, a bit cold. It’s a refreshing porter. As it warms, the dark roast malts come through very pleasantly. (6-5-8-4-14=3.7)
Rerate: 500ml bottle - shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Rich dark brown, tan head. Rich chocolaty nose. Big roasty body. Some sweet smoky bacon nose too. Got some soap from the hops a few times. Finish is deliciously roasty. Great burntness, not astringent at all. Classic strong porter. (7:4+:8:4+:15=3.8)