j12601 (13189) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Closing in on a year old. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium to large creamy beige head. Soft roast, a bit of prune and plum on the nose, chocolate, a hint of spice. Soft caramel note. Medium bodied, a touch sweet, toasted marshmallow notes. Roast, chocolate, sweet caramel. Nice and smooth, light cocoa. Finishes with a soft lingering cocoa note. Decent enough, held up nicely. slowrunner77 (12998) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"higher level of complexity than many porters, but that alone doesn’t make it any better. that said, it’s a pretty solid, robust porter, true to the style. great for the holidays." jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a big rich to rocky shaving cream-retaining tan head and black color. Aroma is mild dark malt-toffee/chocolate, roasty. Taste is dark malt-toffee/chocolate, roasty, some fruit, English-earthy/spicy hops. Towards full body. OK/mild carbonation. deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a strong red hue, with a light brown head. Aroma is full of english malts as well as some caramel. Flavor is very malty as well with a bit of a sweet chocolate and caramel undertone. shrubber85 (11666) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with a hint of mint. Very dark brown - opaque with little head. Chocolate mallt flavor also with a hint of mint - moderate carbonation with a good hops finish.
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
This is a pretty nice porter. SA seems to be pretty good at producing some nice porters, regardless of style. Good roasted malt flavor with some coffee tones. Spicey and nice. Warm going down. BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Dark pour but somewhat translucent when held up to light. Big foamy head. Nice roasty and chocolate nose. Medium palate. Taste is rich roasty malts, chocolate, and a tiny bit of bitterness. Very nice. hopscotch (11317) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle… Very dark porter with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. The aroma is chocolatey and very deeply roasted with notes of light port wine, dark raisins and caramel. The flavor is perfectly balanced. Medium-bitter, chocolatey and medium-burnt with just a dash of salt. Medium-bodied and very lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes burnt, bitter and dry. DocLock (11110) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Part of the Sammy holiday/winter collection. Aroma and flavor of malt, chocoff, nuts, slight spice. Not a top tier porter, but as with all Sammy beers, very quaffable, complex, and smooth. Remember, a 3.5 is well above average as a rating, and you can trust my ratings, just like you can trust Jesse Jackson with your wife. (Seriously, I take my ratings very seriously). gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 (355 ml bottle from Swedish Systembolaget) Clear dark red color, big lasting tan creamy head. Sweet chocolate and fruity scent, also hoppy. Sweet slightly burnt chocolate taste, subtle burnt aftertaste. Medium high bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel.