mr_h (5535) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
330ml bottle courtesy of Rune - very dark reddish brown near black, huge foamy tan head, smoked coffee aroma, poor lacing, unusual flavour, very bitter for a porter, nice smokiness, carbonation on the high side, coffee on the finish JohnRMurdoch (4876) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Rune shared with mr_h. Looks like oily coca cola, very dark reddish brown. Treacle malt aroma. Smokey barbecue coffee flavour. Bitter aftertaste. More a smoked beer than a porter. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2013
Dark almost black body with tan super stable head. Excellent looks. Toffee, thick malts, bit burned, caramel like sweetness. Certainly a great mouth feel for the moderate alcohol, fine porter creamyness, yet not sweet, actually bitter enough and dry enough ending as well. Great balance, very surprising. I mean it’s not a imperial stout people, it’s a moderate alcohol porter. I think it’s really well made. (33cl bottle, brought from Uppsala by Bertanne, many thanks!) yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. A big, light tan head forms over a body looking black. Nice lacings left. The aroma has a burnt, sour bonfire touch, as well as spent coffee grit, some licorice and prunes. It’s full-bodied and soft on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. I’m not experiencing it as dry as I’d expect from the back label, but it’s more on the dry side than the sweet side. It’s lightly sourish and quite reminiscent of bonfire and ashtray. Coffee and licorice in the back. It’s pretty bitter too, especially in the mostly roasted finish. Overall, a tasteful and pleasant beer I could certainly have more of. Unfortunately it’s not common to find porters this good at only 5.5% ABV. 131211 Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle (BB Apr 2015, hilarious!).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, coffee, bitter chocolate), with notes of tar.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent.
Another sour (in an unpleasant way) porter/stout, sadly, and another miss from Slottskallans. Not a bad aroma, but simple.
WilleLW (273) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
Dark colour with a creamy head. Malty aroma with some burnt/roasted notes, chocolate and coffee beans with some vanilla. Taste of roasted malt with a slight bitterness. Relatively thin taste with a watery body. steean (5) - Trondheim, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
Nice bitter porter with a smooth black color. Very crisp and light and drinkable..... hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice and light milky notes. Smooth mouthfeel with a sweet roasted beginning. The roastiness increase and finish is bitter roasted malts. holdan (260) - USA - OCT 23, 2013
Dark with nice crema. Aroma roast mat, mocha. Taste bittersweet mocha, roasted malt, some sour notes.. Medium body, text smooth, carb. aver. Finish with some sourness. Sarpa (1571) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
bottle 33cl @ home. pours dark with a small beige head. aroma of dark malts, coffee. sweet, malty flavor.