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Sinebrychoff Porter - Oy Sinebrychoff Ab

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 77
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 02-12-2002

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Photo of rousee
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had one of my BA buddies who works in a local liquor store save this one for me when it came in. I only got 3 of 'em. I sampled 1 w/o reviewing--then another I used to make a pot roast in the slow cooker that came out excellent. Finally the review on the last remaining bottle (I wish I had him save more than 3 for me)-

A-pours a dark leathery brown/black with a hint of ruby towards the bottom of the glass. Forms a moderate 2-3mm head of dark tan and fades to a splashing of foam on top with some bigger bubbles of foam right in the middle.

S- kind of hard to place--wine-like aroma but with some bitterness intertwined. Very complex. You can sense that it is an excellent beer for cooking just from the smell. Its also an excellent beer for drinking though as I have a few sips on an extremely cold January evening.

T- Lovely dark roasted maltiness with some bitter hints--not as bitter as the smell hints at though. There is a Belgian-like complexity and a slight coffee/chocolate profile in the taste too. Just as smooth as can be -alcohol content at 7%+ is hardly noticeable. There are more flavors going on here but I am just not getting a loud enough signal to comment on what they are. Maybe dark cherries and dark chocolate ??

MF--this has an almost perfect mouthfeel --it is smooth and velvety and leaves you just saying --WOW--this is one hell of a beer. I am going to search out some others in this style to see how they compare as I have not had many Baltic porters.

D-extremely smooth and drinkable- I would love to have a couple more of these.

Photo of oggg
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This black brew begets a belligerent barely brown... head (is there a synonym for head that starts with a B?) The head drops steadily but leaves a thick tan lace. Very nice. In addition to coffee aroma notes, there is a clean hop floral aroma. First on the tongue is chocolate, followed by roasted notes, coffee, smoke. Just barely astringent. Quite dry. Full bodied. Smooth but slick. Alcohol was imperceptible until I got up from the couch.

Overall: powerful porter. imperial?

Photo of BeerBuilder
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1998 Vintage

This one is black as night with a creamy light brown head. Leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is malty and chocolatey, with rum soaked dark fruits, bread and a slight bit of roastiness. The aroma is just awesome. The flavor is malty and bready, it then flows to chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Again just a tad bit of roasted malt is present in the flavor. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, almost velvety. It is very drinkable for its strength. An excellent porter. One of my favorites, if not the best one I've yet to have.

Photo of faernt
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours opaque and dark brown with a small head. The aroma wafts up from the glass with a smell of raisins and plum preserves. There is a slight winyness to this nose as well.

The taste is quick to match the smell but changes to coffee. It starts like a Baltic and changes to a dry stout. It then returns with a little fruit. It wanders over my tongue prickling the sides with a little tartness. The carbonation feels embedded in this beer.

I prefer Baltic Porter to dry stout and I drink Imperial Stout often. This version, while good, is more dry than I prefer. It's as if a Guinness were blended with an OKOCIM porter. I prefer the fruitiness to the dryness.

This is good and I'll try it again but I seek a less dry profile.

Photo of dauss
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: short and stumpy brown 11.2 fl.oz bottle. Not freshness date of any kind.

Apprearance: Pours pitch black, even held up to the light you won't be able to see through this one. A thick and creamy dark tan head with good lacing.

Smell: Upfront it has a wine-like tannic with some acidity. Then very dark roasted malts come through with of coffee, expresso, and a light sweetness.

Taste: Explosion of the dark roasted malts. Very strong coffee and chocolate flavors upfront with hop bitterness getting stronger midway through the taste. Slight oakiness. Light carbonation and finishes velvety smooth with a little acidic twang, loads of coffee, dark chocolate, and a light hop bitterness. No hints of the 7.2% ABV.

Notes: Wow, this is one tasty beer. Definitely a great one for coffee and chocolate lovers. I was a little put off by the nose though, doesn't seem to match well, but an excellent beer nonetheless.

Photo of Crotor
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick, motor-oil black with 2 fingers of lingering, dimpled, dense, tan head. Looks *exactly* like my dream beer.

Smells clean, sweet and malty, and only slightly roasty.

The fist sip feels like a velvet kiss when the head meets my lips, then it parts for the cool liquid beneath - like burnt chocolate silk. Later on it feels creamy smooth in the mouth. Hands-down one of the best mouthfeels I've ever encountered. Big, smooth, slightly dry, caressing...

Nice roasted malt element to the taste. It has a major coffee note towards the end. A huge, slightly acrid middle. There's little hop element - all bitterness seems to come from the roasted malt, though there might be a bit of grassy hops. As I go on drinking, thedryness get s bigger - not unpleasant though. Like sharp, spare, black coffee. Overall, seems like an Irish dry stout on stereroids.

A helluva beer. I'm a bit surprised by the lack of fruit notes and malt-sweetness - isn't it a bit out of character for a Baltic Porter?

Photo of skybluewater
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by: June 27, 03-oops! Pours a very deep, dark black, but there's maybe a touch of ruby if hold the glass right. Smells of chocolate covered raisins. Taste is very similar to smell, with a nice roasty bitterness. The only thing about this beer that I don't like is that one's enough.

98 vintage:

Pours a very dark ink black. Smells a little funky, like an alcoholic prune juice, which you'd think would be unpleasant but isn't. Tastes...old. It's the oldest beer I've ever had, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but there's not much carbonation, and the mouthfeel's rather thin. It tastes of raisin, with a dark roasty quality.

This was quite interesting, although I'm not sure the bottle was worth it (four bucks!). Nevertheless, it's fun to drink a really old beer and see how well it's aged (or not). This one seems to have held up well.

Photo of Sixpoint
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this beer didn't last too long.

Ok, the appearance... the beer poured a deep brown color, basically black. There was just the slightest hint of ruby highlights in the corners of the glass. The only disappointing thing about this beer's appearance was the lack of a good head. It was almost nonexistent.

THE TASTE WASN'T THOUGH! Bah-zing! So much flavor. Deep molasses, currants, caramel, and a strong burnt flavor in the finish. A nice balance between the hops and malt. Is this beer 7.2% It doesn't taste like it. Yes, it is. I drank half of the bottle and I can already feel the buzz.

The beer was medium to full-bodied. There definitely was some unfermented sugar remaining, and perhaps that is why it was so drinkable. It was like a molasses candy drink, with plenty of spice from the hops and dark malts. This beer is a delight, and highly recommended. I love Baltic Porters.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light-sucking black with the faintest glimmer of mahogany at the margins, topped by a dense head of light cocoa brown that displays an actively pitting surface. It isn't as firm or as sticky as some, but is still a great looking cap while it lasts. Decent persistence with disappointingly little lace.

The nose is powerful and consists of chocolate liqueur, heavily roasted malt and espresso, in that order. Alcohol (dark rum) is noticed as well, but it's such as integral part of the whole that it's an asset to the aroma, not a detriment. If I had to choose one word to describe the aroma, that word would be 'complex'. Good Baltic porter noses, such as this one, are some of my favorites in all of beerdom.

Sinebrychoff Porter is as delicious as the nose suggested it would be. First of all, it's hugely malted with a layered, multi-faceted, supremely sophisticated flavor that isn't dominated by dark chocolate or coffee, although they're present, but by perfectly roasted barley, molasses and anise. Hops leave a shallow footprint. The full, almost chewy, mouthfeel leads to a lingering finish that allows continued enjoyment long after the swallow.

The flavor profile is in constant flux throughout each mouthful, with the various components fading in and out, then back in again; especially noticed once the beer has left the mouth. On a final note, it seems to drink higher than the stated ABV. I'm drinking this bottle on a full stomach and it feels all of 10%.

Sinebrychoff Porter doesn't quite supplant Perkuno's Hammer in my mind, but it is outstanding beer and has few peers in its class. Baltic Porter is one of my favorite non-hoppy styles and this bottle does nothing to change that. One of the best, if not THE best, beers that is readily available to me.

Photo of Kookiekwan
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours black( even held to light no colors come through) has a one finger head with great retention( the head sat on top like a sponge) and thick webs of lacing. The aroma was of chocolate malt with hints of fruity hops. The taste was pure roasted chocolate and it was suprisingly bitter some alcohol comes through in the flavor but it doesn't last long. The beer is full bodied creamy and smooth.

Reflection: This was a pretty good porter, I plan on picking up more so my buddies can try it.

Photo of marburg
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Oh, baby, it's been a while. Why you gotta stay away for soooo long?"

This is just a classic, and I'm sure my review won't add much to the 140+ prior to this. But so be it. Who knows?

Dark, dark brew -- truly black -- with a sticky brown lace that looks like a styrofoam pillow. Smoked wood, burnt chocolate, bittersweet bars of Lindt, and some subtle vinous fruit notes. This smells big. And it tastes/feels big too. Thick body with a warming, pleasant, subdued charcoal flavor that unlies the entire experience. Black malts and a hint of java round out the roasted flavors, but this really is dominated by chocolate. Chocolate powder and malted milk balls punch through the initial sip. The roastiness builds as you drink this, but there's a slurp of chocolate in every drink. A delightful classic.

Photo of SheepNutz
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep jet black color with three fingers of dark tan head. There's lots of sticky lacing left on the glass. The smell is rich and malty. Lots of roasted malt along with some dark fruit and licorice. Just a touch of alcohol. The taste is also malty, with lots of burnt malt, toffee, and a touch of espresso. A slightly dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, and just a little oily. The drinkability is good for a 7.2% brew. A nice Baltic porter.

Photo of markman
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sinebrychoff Porter (best before 27.06.2003):

Beautimus deep auburn color with a tan head that just looks scrump-o-licious. Vinous nose and flavor follows wonderfully. This is all a Baltic porter should be: malty, and subtle flavors of toffee, cold coffee, and dark dried fruit…vinous with an easy dark chocolate quality sustains throughout. Silky smooth mouthfeel that just makes ya want to chew on it. Now 17 months beyond it’s “best before” date this is still a stellar winter sipper.


Photo of bditty187
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost black but there seems to be a very dark mahogany influence as well. When I held this beer to a light it didn’t allow any penetration of the liquid. Opaque. The head reached two fingers in height and it was a beautiful brunette color. I really liked the head color. The foam slowly faded to a soapy cap, lacing started before I started to remove the liquid. A foamy cap lasted the entire consumption. Overall, the lacing was webby and messy but very prevalent. In my stemmed glass it looked exquisite. The nose was a very lovely mix of dark fruits and roasty qualities. The malt provided hints of chocolate, coffee beans, and some true roast that produced charred wood influences. Oats. Caramel. In the middle is raw alcohol, which is too naked and talkative, unpleasant. The finish recovers nicely and offers some cherries, plums, and prunes. At the very end is a big blast of chocolate that really propels the nose. It ends on a high note! Potency is moderate but expressive, too bad I can clearly hear the cussing from the alcohol. Still the bouquet is inviting, maybe too clean as the nose lacks a symbiotic aura. The palate caught me off guard a little. It had more roast than I was expecting; this is a pleasant surprise! There is a big jolt of roasty qualities that range from char to smoky to woody to espresso to black coffee to chocolate. Each quality shines a little at a time. The espresso and chocolate are the loudest. Astringent. Bitter. Fruit in the middle, largely dark and tropical, cherries and plums mainly. Then follows some sweetness. It strikes with perfect timing. Caramel. Brown sugar. Milk chocolate. Oats. I’m really digging this! At the finish is the alcohol, kind of raw, too naked, too hot but it doesn’t ruin the beer, it does stop it from being truly remarkable. The palate is very charming. Long, bitter yet sweet aftertaste with lots of coffee influences, dry with earthy hops. Damn, this is good! The alcohol is noticed, yes, but it doesn’t play itself, I mean, it doesn’t seem like a beer with a 7+ abv. It drinks like a much smaller beer, and that could be dangerous! In other words, this is one hell of a drinkable beer. Worthy of my 850th review here on BA. Medium in body, a tickle thin it seems, the carbonation is very light, too light IMO and this produces a slick mouthfeel. I’d like a little more bulk but there is nothing inherently wrong with the mouthfeel. It is pleasant. My bottle is over a year past its “best by” date, could’ve fooled me! This is a really good beer and I’m glad I can buy it in Iowa. This bottle was purchased in Minnesota, MN. I should have bought more. As good as it is, when I drink this again it will be standalone, no cheese here please. This bad boy is flying solo. This is a great Baltic Porter. Seek it out. Enjoy it. Recommended.

Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cap comes off with a loud, rushing pop. No wonder this pours with a nice inch-and-a-half-deep head of miniscule, dark tan bubbles. Beer is black--not black hole black, but matte black. Head clings foamily and laces well. Gah, it really clings! in keeping with the sluggish viscosity of the brew. Aromas of carbonized chocolate, burned Milk Duds, cigar ash. Finishes with a touch of sulfur--not eggy sulfur, but matchstick sulfur. Polished nosefeel seems on the light side in body... I wanted it to lay it on me heavier. For an instant, the sweetness of over-dried prune skins hovers at the tip of the tongue, before plunging into oily poppyseed depths. Charred wood, coffee grounds, and raw cocoa float around in the gloom. Finishes with smoldering hop stalks, hash resin, and residual carbons in a surprisingly even aftertaste. Slightly greasy mouthfeel with no detectable carbonation seems to gain sludginess as it decends from mouth to belly. Drinkability is better than I expected; I could semi-gulp this despite the heavy flavor, but it would probably kick my ass in due fashion. Don't forget this beer on your next trip to the tundra.

Photo of horndecker
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet completely opaque. Brown-black ink, ebon, featureless, nada.
Fantastic creamy head the color of walnut stain, red tinged. Lingered.
The aroma was raisins, vegetal, chocolate, coffee beans and my Uncle Mickey's nasty cigars. After all that, as it warms the keynote is powdered cocoa, the unsweetened bitter stuff.
And the taste is fabulous. First a huge hit of cocoa and roasted malt, then a hasty riot of fruit, raisins and coffee, quickly overwhelmed by a triumphant bittersweet finish. Huzzah!
A milky fizzy mouthfeel swirls up at the back of my throat. A surprise that it's so strong at 7.2% since the alcohol never really announces itself.
A great balanced brew. A favorite.

Photo of alexgash
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown body with a thick, shoe leather-brown head. Great lacing.
Smell is raisins, Irish coffee, dark ripe fruit, and metallic roasted coffee bitterness.
Taste is very similar. Rich, sugary, dark fruit mix in with chocolate liquer, before roasted coffee bitterness balances the palate. Coffee bitter lasts well into the finish. There’s a sour twang vaguely present throughout the taste that was unexpected, but not bad per se. Mouthfeel was a little watery for the style. All in all, a very good beer.

Photo of twelvsies
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to find a vintage 1997 bottle of this stuff at Spirit Haus in Amherst, MA, great store by the way. Dark velvet black appearance, with a slight brown head. Beauty in a glass. Smells strongly of port wine, bitter chocolate, dried fruit and coffee grounds, with faint wisps of alcohol. Taste is out of this world gorgeous. Port wine sweetness up front with lots of fruity complexity. Figs, dried fruit, and raisins all come to mind. Chocolate and coffee flavors also swirl themselves around in this brew. Roasted malt is big in this beer, yet floral hops and all of the wonderful complex flavors of this beer balance everything out very well. It feels like I'm drinking black silk. Not thick at all like some porters. A very thin consistency makes for incredible smoothness, and makes it surprising that this beer is as flavorful as it is. A real treat to drink. I don't think I've ever raved as much about a beer, but this brew is so fantastic that it warrants such raving. This is one every beer enthusiast should seek out because it is such a unique gem. Wowie zowie.

Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brown color, almost black with a bubbly firm offwhite/chocolate head that is just simply beautiful. After a couple minutes a nice lace is left behind after the head recedes. Aromas are slighty roasty, with a bit of bread, and a sweet characteristic to it near the realm of molasses or a bittersweet cocoa. For flavor this brew starts off slightly roasty with just a nice hint of dark fruits. Following there is a light sweetness, then a change towards a more malty bread like flavor, almost biscuity. Afterwards there is a nice rounded coffee flavor which is followed by a slight molasses. The finish of this beer is slighty bitter, with a firm roasty balance. The body of this brew is gorgeous, almost chewy and fully complex. The carbonation is light, but there is no need for any more than is provided due to the amazing flavor. Overall if you like Baltic Porters (or even just regular porters) this beer is clearly the king.

Photo of 99bottles
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown body, with a 2" inch head of dark tan that retains slighty longer than average. Scent is of roasted malt, some light chocolate. The taste is wonderfully rounded, has a sweet malt body that lends flavors of prune, toffee, some wet leaves and a really sweet finish with a real chocolate taste and some coffee notes. Bitterness is very slight, and the flavor really exudes a nice balance of the ingredients. Immensely quaffable, and really enjoyable. The high abv is hidden wonderfully. A great porter and deserving of its reputation.

Photo of GreenWBush
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A Gem I would have never found without beeradvocate.com.

"The bottle is dusty but the liquor is clean" - the grateful dead

This vessel is seriously worse for wear. Dust covered, laying right next to a painfully 'cool white' flourescent. Rolled-bottle 'recycled'; i'm drinking something many lucky e. euro residents have handed up for 'cheers'. Scratched and tainted label had a foil label I had to gnaw away.

Strange generic info bar-code stamped over vital stats.

Despite the adversity, the beer perservered. The pour was a gorgeous cascade. Nothing in this moderately lighted room's penetratin' or perpetratin'. Milk chocolately head and appropriately frothy lace.

A chocoholic delight.

Nose, largely alcholic at first. Upon inspection, plum, vinous raisiny notes. No cidery or wet paper hints at all, which I expected for what I assumed to be a damaged beer.

The taste of this beer is seriously a 'dark beer' fan's wet dream, but also something the uniformed can hop right into. I wondered after I finished if the lads at GLBC worshipped this beer and made Ed. Fitzerald as a 'hommage'. A gooey blend of porter, stout, coffee, and heavenly creamy alcholic keeps the mouthfeel locked into over-consumption.

This'll have me back.

Photo of mzwolinski
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

33 cl of Finnish Funk. I can't wait...

Quite opaque, with just a subtle hint of ruby around the edges against the light. The head is thin and somewhat spotty -- dark tan in color.

The aroma starts off surprisingly weak -- hardly anything there at all. As the beer warms, however, it takes on some light traces of caramel malt, tobacco and prune -- though still very understated.

The flavor is very well-rounded and lovely. Slightly sweet at the start, but in a rich, molasses kind of way. A coffee-like roastiness is present throughout, but really asserts itself at the finish, where it compliments a nicely aggressive hop bitterness. Slightly sweet prune flavors reemerge in the aftertaste.

Only medium-full in body, but intensely full in flavor. This is a terrific beer.

Photo of etaggie09
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: licorice black with moderate-low carbonation. a small but persistent head. fair amount of lacing.

Aroma: brandy, and some dark fruity aspects. A port wine smell is also detectable. Nice and thick with some roasty notes as well.

Taste: Some port wine with a black coffee bitterness that parallels a stout in the finish. now it switches to a nice fruitiness. Wow, it has switched flavors on the second sip! Awesome! A sweet malty beginning with a bitter coffee aftertaste. Nice and roasty, but not burnt. Smooth with dried dark fruity undertow. Great.

Mouthfeel: Prickling carbonation with a moderate-full body. Very good. Just a tad overcarbonated I think, but wonderfully smooth with a nice body and crisp carbonation.

Drinkability: Very easy. 7.2% is less than I would expect, but alcohol was used in a good way.

Notes: Very nice. Had a great complexity with a smooth taste and roasty finish that was oh so nice.

Photo of Rastacouere
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle at the Moan and Dove. Tar like pour. Thin tan head fades quickly, but it remains dark as night. Powerful malty aroma, lots of dates and grapes character, but also a considerable chocolate cake portion and this huge roasted malt, flakey counterpart. Great balance, awe-inspiring alcohol dissimulation. Intense palate starts with big dates and anise maltiness. It quickly lets room to an extreme roasty finish, very long.. like 2 parts roasted licorice and 1 part cereals. The sweetness fades out in total control. Acidity level is maintained very low. How much dark malt could they fit into a 12oz? A lot of things going on. Complexity is not disturbed by the great thick airy body. Thick enough that the high carbonation appears just smooth and creamy. It feels like they’ve brewed it with oatmeal.

Photo of bultrey
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just love this beer. The absolute best testament I can make is that when I was about halfway through, I had to proclaim "Now this is what a porter should taste like!"
Pours a nice deep, dark, sanguineous black, with a minimal head. A very nice coffee and licorice aroma wafts from this beer, with some undertones of currant or some other dark fruit. It's not a really overwhelming smell, just a nice, subtle aroma. This thing tastes just awesome. It is good when chilled, but becomes leaps and bounds better as it warms. The flavor consists of licorice, chocolate, sarsparilla, and toffee up front, which progresses to a roasty coffee bitterness combined with a very flavorful hops profile. The finish is dry and surprisingly refreshing. The mouthfeel seems a tad thin to start, but again, it becomes richer and fuller as the beer warms. The real kicker to this beauty is that its 7% ABV is so well hidden. I real feel like this would make as good a session beer as any I've ever head, except I'd be stupified after three. This is superb, and the best example of this style I've come across. I feel like it shares quite a bit with Anchor Porter in flavor, but steps up to the plate where that beer falls short. Completely deserving of its rating.

Sinebrychoff Porter from Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
93 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.