hirigalzkar (3292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2017 BeerSkull (1372) - - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Fresh and delicious aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate with hints of smoke, fruits, orange and hops. Dry and sweet taste of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate with a distinct but quite soft hops bitterness in the finish. I like the dry tone from the oats. The alcohol of 8% is well hidden. A nice and tasty beer! And extremely much more enjoyable than the 2011 version!
Bottle. Dry porter sitt notes of coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and liqour. EerieDrinks (355) - Malmï¿½, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2017
3 finger beige head.
Very dark brown coloured beer.AleRider78 (1500) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2017
Aroma is coffee, banana bread, slight cinnamon, slight cardamom and toffee.
Taste is coffee, aniseed, clove, slight cinnamon, banana bread and toffee.
Mouthfeel is rather thin with a high carbonation. Low bitterness. Slightly oily and quite sticky.
Overall: An Imperial Porter filled with Christmas spices and a big note of banana bread. I really don't like neither of those things. Still, this manages to be an OK brew but not something I would pick up again. If you're a fan of said things, give it a go!
Midvinterblot 2013. Pours very minimal brownish head that doesn’t stick around very long. Has a black appearance with a bit of highlights. Weak lacing. Aromas are dark fruits, raisins and plums as well as resin and spice hops. Alcohol is fairly noticeable. Flavours are dark roasted malts, more dark fruits, plums, earthy and resin hops. Has a slick and oily mouthfeel and leaves a warming sensation on the palate. Pretty good stuff and well balanced. Turtles (3088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2016
Keg @ Akkurat, vintage 2012. Very dark with a beige mid-size head, some lacing. Roasted chocolate nose, red berries and molasses. Full-bodied, soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel. Roasted and sweet taste, creamy dark chocolate, berries, cocoa and molasses. Roasted finish with ash and chalk. Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with dark fruits, light coffee grind, light peated notes, light and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of dark fruits, molasses, light soy notes, alcohol warmth, very nice.
OminouSC2 (966) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Pitch black. Roasted aromas, coffee, cacao, soy. Dark roasted flavors, dark chocolate, coffee, wood. Bitter finish. Ages well. ulrikolsen (576) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, chocolate, dried fruit and coffee. Taste is complex with roasted malt, chocolate, figs, molasses and coffee. Finish is balanced sweet, complex and semi-dry. Joakgust (1502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer with a small tan head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, chocolate, coffee, herbs and liquourice. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, molasses, herbs, bread and alcohol. Well balanced. OntBeerDrinker (513) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
jet black. bubbly head comes n go’s real fast. smells of spice from like barrels, chocolate n caramel. watery/some thickness. medium-heavy body bitterness, chocolate, caramel(smokey?) little sticky on lips. alcohol warming aftertaste. has its own kinda taste for a porter. cheers. yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Singulier porter aux puissantes arômes de fumée, de cuir, d’anis et de tabac à chiquer. Absolument tout dans cette bière est puissant et dur, à l’exception de la texture qui est aqueuse et ennuyeuse. En bouche, beaucoup (trop?) de malts rôtis donnent le ton dans une bouffée de fumée dense de bois brûlé. Aucune subtilité. Une certaine amertume due aux grains torréfiés est présente mais une présence supplémentaire de houblons aurait été de loin souhaitable, question d’équilibrer le tout. On goûte encore l’anis mais c’est bien la seule saveur qui se démarque du mal brûlé. Texture aqueuse, sans profondeur, totalement déséquilibrée face à tous le reste, ce porter me déçoit comme peu l’ont fait auparavant.