Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 The bottle I had was bought at Topperís in Helana Montana and it said Sinebrychoff. On a style I claim to know almost nothing about this was outstanding. Page 430 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide and only 249 of his 500 Classic Brews to go. lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Aroma: sweet smelling coffee and chocolate flavors accented by earthy/peet scents.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Appearance: deep, dark chocolate color with tan head.
Flavor: a bit light. overall, good flavors of chocolate and coffee as well as a marked earthiness again.
Palate: very smooth and creamy. aftertaste of bittersweet chocolate with a residual that remains on your tongue well after the taste.
Overall: quite good. would fight michael for more.
Nice tannic head with weak lacing. Great aromas of chocolate, malt and straw-banana yogurt. Strikingly complex flavor - perhaps the hoppiest porter of which I am aware. Malt is pleasant, subdued compared to the aroma. There are also subtle flavor elements of corn, toffee and port wine. The body is bubbly and rich but perhaps slightly too thick for this style. In the past I wasnít much of a porter person but lately Iíve come across some great ones - including Sinebrychoff Dahlstrom (383) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium beige head. Malty aroma with caramel and roast; some dark chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Taste reflects the aroma, but is even more malty. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation. + for the affordable price. odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
Very dark, with a fine brown head that lasts really good. Aroma: roasted, liquorice, dark chocolate and maybe some tar also (a very finnish thing, tar). Taste: roasted, coffe, tar, salt, very dry. Rich mouthfeel. Not very sweet. Really good one.
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Bottle - 2000. Pours a motor oil black with little head. Dark chocolate (as compared to milk chocolate) and burnt coffee aroma. The body isnít as thick as expected. Cocoa, slightly sour, roasted molasses, Thereís a burnt coffee taste at the end. A mild bit of oxidation but very tasty.
October 2012 - Just cracked another 2000 bottle. Itís past itís prime. Drink íem if you got íem. Villyzzz (379) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle at pub. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with malts. Taste is really roasted almost smoky. Hints of tar and cocoa in the flavor. This beer hides the 7.2 ABV really well. Palate is quite slick considering beers strong flavours. Surprisingly nice baltic porter, will drink again. Gbgbrouge (378) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2014
Poured from bottle, dark dark brown with medium creamy brown/grey head. Aroma is strong and inviting, notes of chocolate, dark bread, dried fruit and syrup. Taste is bittersweet with a nice body and a long lasting sweet and bitter taste. Very nice! RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2009
smokey. a little thin and watery. this is something i could drink again, but i wouldnt seek it out. pretty decent. Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2003
A little suprised about all of the high ratings of this beer. I thought it very average and uncomplex for a Eastern porter. One word that epitomizes this brew is "chewy", it's almost like biting into a piece of toffee. Some nice roasted caramel tones. But not overly impressive.