DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2010
Dark with red note and thick beige head.
Sourish aroma with notes of bread, peas, kelp and fruit.
Coffee flavour with notes of metal, malt and fruit. Roasted and somewhat sweet with long bitterness. dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2005
Lively and frothy beige head on a really dark brown head. This is a stout, but not as bitter as I expected from the description on the bottle. There are notes, of course, of burned malt, but also of sweeter stuff (chocolate? liquorice?). All this make a very good and elegant stout. Those who are full of prejudice against Swedish beer (many in Denmark) should taste this one! bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The colour is opaque black, the very generous and large light brown foam settles to a two thinger thick compact head, complete with a nice crater. Elegant!
The smell is dominated by a burned flavour, but there is also some notes of bitter hops.
The carbonation is gentle but at the same time refreshing with medium-sized bubbles.
The taste could me summarized in "complex, burned, dry". At first, a blend of coffee, cocoa and even some sweet liquorice, then a powerfull bitterness emerges, but the first notes stays intact. There is also a peculiar "Slottskällans" taste in the palette, a dry note with some sort of lactose or so. The aftertaste is long and elegant with a stout (sic) bitterness and an somewhat salty touch.
Acording to the brewery’s web site, those are the ingredients: Pilsner, dark caramel, chokolate and black malt. The hops are Northern Brewer, Fuggle and East Kent Golding. Yeast: Worthington Whiteshield.
Slottskällans is a small, almost micre brewery that seems to be able to make beers in the most diverse directions; ma it be an Irish stout, a Czech pilsner, a Baltic lager or a pale ale. Always impressing, never dissapointing. Sweden’s finest? Among the top three berwers, at least.
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2004
Black with an unbelievably foamy, beige head. Big hop aroma with notes of berries, juniper might be one of them. Rich, though clean flavour. This is one roasty and pleasant stout, with notes of coffee and berries. Somewhat herbal. I’d believe this years brew is bigger than previous(by looking at others ratings). The finish is really dry and bitter. Really nice! pilsnerrogge (2972) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2004
Really deep ruby colour (almost black). Medium head. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma and there’s some sweet liquorice as well. Dry, roasty, slightly peaty, almost smoked flavour. A nice beer, a bit unbalanced though.
DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle (?) at Plan B during RBESG 05 pub crawl. Very dark brown, with a nice, leafy bitter hop tang. Oily mouthfeel + some fizz. Piney aroma. This is quite good really. madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2004
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Huge fluffy light brown head. Malt, light roastyness and light smoke in the nose. I would have loved some more power, but whf. Light coffee, roastyness, hops, malt and some light sweetness in the flavour. Is quite dry and easy to drink. Is medium bitter in the end. I like it. larsniclas (7144) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2004
Black with a beige head.
Burnt aroma with chocolate and coffee.
Rather lively and citrus-ish. Really bitter. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
50cl bottle from my Summer Santa and enjoyed in my Stone RIS snifter:ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2004
Poured nearly opaque with an initial HUGE frothy tan head which did settle after a while but left only okay lace. The aroma has mostly the standard stuff, smoke, coffee, mocha, earthy and a nice dose of plum/berry. The taste is the strong point with this beer, beside all the charred and chocolate overtones, there is a beautiful layer of currant/blackberry running about and even lingering a bit. The finish is more coffee bitterness and smoke. The feel is lively and moderately oily as expected after the pour, a tad too overcarbonated. In the world of many average dry stouts, this one seems to have more character than the norm. I liked it more than the average ratebeerian as well it seems.
Black colour, biege large head. Sweet roasted coffee aroma with hints of licorice. Coffe, chocolate and flowers in taste. Quite bitter finish of chocolate and minerals.