NosirIwont (2460) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 9.0%. Best before 07.11.17. As ’Ocean Arbetarporter’. Pours almost black, with a dark-ish tan head. Slight lacing. Roasted, fruity, dryish aroma, dark fruits as it warms. Flavour is roasted with a fruity note as well. Hints of chocolate, dark fruits as it warms, here as well. Mildly bitter finish, roasted and fruity, a bit dusty, and with hints of coffee. Lingering mild alcohol burn and a somewhat ashy note. Overall good, though not blowing me away. Hides the high alcohol percentage well. A wee bit cloying in the long run though. 24.03.17.
Beerhunter111 (19092) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vielen Dank an Erzengel! Fast schwarze Farbe, große bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig süß malzig, schokoladig, wenig Kaffee. Geschmack süß schokoladig malzig, karamellig, mild bitter hopfig, lange süße.
TEJA (2932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at SBWF 2015.
Lasting and very nice brown head. Dark brown color. Big licorice aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Firm bitterness and body.
Erzengel (8414) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Nisse666 for this bottle! Dry roasted beginning. The beer is smooth with hints of smoke. Nice dry body, fresh and intense round with lots of roasted malts. Dry body, still highly drinkable, nice and subtle sweetness. The malt there is intense roasted, nice aroma of burned grain, roasted hazelnuts or dry caramel.
Fascinating smooth in the aftertaste, not sticky, moderate bitter. Great stuff!
The_Osprey (7726) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at LKS Towers as ’Ocean Järntorgets Arbetarporter’, 9.0%, many thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is booze, chocolate, sharp woody notes. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, booze, chocolate, light varnish, dry and boozy. Quite tasty but a bit harsh considering the restrained ABV for style.
woomThomas12 (224) - Falkenberg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When pouring the beer, it has a black-brown color. Beige / brown foam with large bubbles. The foam disappeared at a leisurely pace, leaving thin trails. The scent has a roasted sweet malt tonnes. Complex flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Orange and Clove. But can also find some cherries and thin vanilla. Very big in fragrance. The taste has a sweet roasted malt. Great flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Also little orange and cloves. But even some cherries and vanilla thin toward the end. Great flavors sitting in and marries perfectly. Medium to full body. Lightweight carbon dioxide, with small bubbles. A perfect match was guaranteed to bitterness. A really good balanced Porter / Stout.
madmitch76 (24164) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
14th April 2016
Bottleshare at Mr Smith’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Opaque dark brown - black beer, tidy pale head. Palate is smooth, fairly dry and has modest fine carbonation. Tangy dark malts, licorice streaked. Some alcohol spice. Light semi dry finish. A bit simple and with obvious alcohol.
mR_fr0g (11343) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place 14/04/2016. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Dark black coloured pour with with reddy hues and a fading dark tan head. Aroma is sweet roast, liquorice, tart cherry. Flavour is composed of dark choc, rich tart cherry, fruit cake, vanilla. Palate is medium full, sweet and sour, moderate carbonation. Good.
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle shared at the mid-April tasting @Leighton’s. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is light chocolate and plenty of tangy red berries and dusty. Taste is also lightly sweet and medium tangy with notes of chocolate vanilla booze red berries. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK
Leighton (20519) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - I bought this one...somewhere...then aged it a few years. Pours deep black with a creamy, beige head. The nose holds well roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavour, with nicely rounded chocolate character, scorched earth, burnt marshmallow, toffee. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, more cocoa, ripe fruits, berries, raisins. Really nicely rounded. Good depth. Great stuff.