Erzengel (8619) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2016
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! Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2009
On tap at Bishop’s Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. ABV was 9.0%. Served in "brandy" snifter. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Pleasant roasty aroma with notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and prunes. The flavour is distinctly roasty and moderately sweet with a certain warmth from the alcohol, notes of chocolate, port wine and prunes. Excellent beer! LoFi (1714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 Draught. Pitch black with a small beige head. Roasted aroma, coffee, bitter chocolate, berries, licorice and smoke. Very nice!cgarvieuk (24166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
Batch #1 (2008) tasted Oct. 2010:
Black with a porous, light brown head, something about it reminds me of Coca-Cola. Aroma: sweet, chocolate, sweet licorice. Taste: chocolate, licorice, acidic, some saltiness, berries, wine gums. Really nice flavours, but the mouthfeel was a bit disappointing, way too little carbonation.
Oak chip cask:
Black with a porous brown head. Aroma: red wine, wood. Taste: some alcohol, red wine or glögg, spices, plus the regular flavours. Interesting, but I preper the regular one.
bottle at home ... thanks Thomas ... deep black ... bubbly tan head ... soft dark malts ... chewy chocolate ... little tobacco nose... dark roast ... big chocolate ... heavy rich roast ... deep complex ... little leather ... wonderfully complex gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2017 First
Hedvall (1) - Falun, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013 does not count
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. April 20, 2008.
Pitch black color, brown head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate, raisin taste. Sweet and roasted aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel. Salty and sweet scent, also roasted. Medium bitterness.
Lost the first numbers...
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg.
On October 19, 2008 - Porterfestivalen
Black color, light brown head. Sweet, smoke, alcohol, lactic and fruity scent. Strong, acidic, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Banana aftertaste.
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. On November 26, 2012, during Porterveckan.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, led pencil, alcohol scent. Sweet, dry, roasted, alcohol taste. Fruity and alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Draught fresh versus bottle from 2008 (first ever bottles) at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on October 26, 2014. During "Porterveckan 2014".
Black color, big dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, mineral scent. Roasted, charcoal, wood, alcohol taste. Charcoal aftertaste, some alcohol. Medium to smooth, fizzy still, moutfeel; high bitterness. Minerals coming through.
(April 1008, brew #1!).
Black color, small brown head. Sweet, alcohol, medicinal, minty, roasted scent. Grainy, malty, raisin, minty, medicinal, herbal, alcohol, sweet taste. Roasted, berries aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Too old or not aged with grace, nice, but the fresh one is better (for me).
50 cl bottle I’ve had for a good while, originally from first release at Systembolaget. BB 140222, likely a 2013 vintage, perhaps 2012. Sampled on Dec 31, 2016.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, roasted, chocolate scent, some light alcohol and a hint of smoke. Roasted, chocolate, light fruity taste. Fruity, toffee, roasted, berries aftertaste. Full smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle at home. A porter right up my alley!
Wonderful gentle touch of coffee and chocolate with a nice cream and hints of dried fruits and some licorice.
The 9% ABV is very well hidden. rollerton (194) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at brewery tasting. Very nice porter, strong and full of taste, a really, really good one. Strongly recommended! Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 On tap at Bishops Arms Järntorget Göteborg. Dark red/Black colour, nice brown head. Aroma og raisins,dry fruits,coffee,dark chocolate. Flavor was coffee,raisins,dry fruits, medium body, nice medium smouth fruity/dark chocolate finish. this was a werry nice IMP-Porter! sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
sample at the brewery, of the tank.
Shared with Gnoff.
One fresh from the tank, and a 14 months old bottle.
pours black with lasting mocha head and a frothy nice golden lacing.
Aroma had plenty of chocolate malts.
Taste, some light liquorice, dark malts giv this puppy an enormous roasted, chocolate palate with some faint coffee. Light hops.
**14 months old bottle; a little milder, with dark fruits/ caramel being more upfront and the chocolate/malts in the background.
Definitely my favourite by Ocean. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks Timo! Big dark brown color, brown head. Chocolate, sweet vanilla, some fruity(blackberry jam) flavors. Creamy and nice.