jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Onyx in color with what initially starts out rocky and settles into a mulch colored head. Very nutty, lactosey and cocoa like aromas. The flavors touch on cocoa, with a resiny and smoky mouthfeel. Bitterness hits quick and never truly fades. An excellent porter which seems to be a tad more zesty than Jämtlands Porter. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Go to Drummond Island up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sit in the dark black rock fields in the winter and breathe the deep evergreen wind. This beer is powerful with northwoods bark, campfire smoke, a bit of citrus rind - the dry intensity of a night of winter camping. It has not the fullest of porter bodies, but the light breath of feeling here announces a northern porter to the world. Reminds me not a little of the Boyne River Brown from my own Michigan woods. Cheers to the Swedes for crafting their own northwoods classic. iumentum (8) - Blaker, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
Nice roasred aroma. Pours with a nice brown head. The beer is black in the glass. Bitter chocolate and roasred malts in the taste. Great mouth feel. Cool_Bond (2881) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
A really good smell of roasted malt. The taste is not much worse. It is of nuts and roasted malt and chocolate that I at least love. The aftertaste is also wonderful but perhaps a bit weaker and disappears too fast according to me. But still a great beer to drink if you like the roasted malt and chocolate. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2002
Very impressive swartzbier, oops, porter. Palate marks down a point for excessive carbonation, but otherwise this is a very very nice beer. Outstanding roastiness, some bitterness, aroma is excellent, head is slight but keeps a nice rim around the glass. But I gotta tell you, I felt like a total carnivore during this session, because I had a huge slab of beef Pot Roast and a gigantic heap of horseradish with this brew after the tasting session, and it was a fucking religious experience. Per, thanks. I live near Bell's, and you can get Jamtlands and Slottskallans regularly...hmmm, can we switch places for a few weeks?
pilsnerrogge (3036) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2002
Very black, very dry. Didn't like it at all the first time I had it. Tried it a second time and I was hooked! So give it more than one chance. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Almost black with a big light brownish head. Loads of aromas; coffee, smoke, dried dark fruit and heavily burnt malt. Taste: Is this a porter??? Anyway, it's very dry and bitter all the way through; smoke, tar, dark plums, dark chocolate and very burnt malt tones. Dry finish. Got buy some more. mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2008
Beer memories about bottle from Visby Systembolaget year 2000
and draught at SBWF 2003
bottle: color black roasted malts bit coffee and chocolate dryness and aftertaste was astonding astringing dry mouth feel. Matured in the bottle luckily
on tap: color black taste roasted malts sweet so sweet no even memories about hops 7-3-7-2-12 RandomBeerDude (11) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
Dark dark dark, but sweet and fresh. It takes approximately the time from the signal to reach your brain to know if you love it or hate it. Seffle (475) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from SB 150402.
Pours pitch lack with a firm and lacing dark beige foam. Coffee, chocolate and some smoke in the nose. A dry bittersweet palate with a perfect porterness with some licorrhize in the dark chocolate espresso. A wee bit thin in the aftertaste but after all, it's not an Imp stout. I liked it.
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