S:t Eriks Pompona Porter
Galatea AB

S:t Eriks Pompona PorterS:t Eriks Pompona Porter
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English Porter
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2.59 | pDev: 10.81%
Galatea AB
Retired (no longer brewed)
S:t Eriks Pompona PorterS:t Eriks Pompona Porter
Notes: Brewed with Pompona vanilla and English chocolate malt. Introduced in September 2010. Brewed at Ă…bro Bryggerier.
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2.96/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer is black, with hints of brown, the high and slowly settling head is beige and leaves good lacing.

The smell is sweet, vanilla infused, a bit like a dusty old closet with spilled out coffee with vanilla syrup that now is sticky spots on the floor ...

The taste has sweetness, and vanilla aromas of course, but a rather high acidity makes it fresher than the smell. The bitter hops feels a bit uneven, maybe should this beer wait a year or two.

Medium high carbonation, small and lively bubbles, a rather forceful dryness in the finish.

I'd possibly buy a few bottles and let them store for a while, for now it seemed too immature.

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2.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pour is dark brown with red notes. There's a brown large light head that dissipates medium-fast leaving some lacings.

S: Loads of vanilla (this isn't a good thing), almost a bit artificial. There's also some roasted malt, some of it chocolate.

T: Lots of vanilla, even more artificial than in the taste. Faint coffee and rich chocolate - other than that almost nothing else.

M: Body is thin to medium and carbonation is rich. Aftertaste holds some bitterness and lasts for some time.

D: Don't put vanilla in a porter! If you must - don't put this much vanilla in it!

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2.51/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The colour is very dark red-brown, it reminds of a darker version of Coca-Cola. The large head is warm brown and airy with an uneven top. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell got that special sour porter-hint. There is a sweet note of vanilla, too. But there are also some metallic-chemical hints and a touch of drinking chocolate and candy bars.

The taste is... dry with notes of chocolate-essence. Other than the notes of Swedish milk chocolate (which contains more vanilla than other ones, I think) there are some clean bitter flavour, hints of roasted malt and some sourness. The body is surprisingly weak. The aftertaste is a bit bitter with a growing note of vanilla and roasted oats. The finish is artificially bitter.

The carbonation is strong, the bubbles very small. The liquid is watery.

A porter that lacks body and sweetness to match the cocoa-vanilla flavours; an odd brew.

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S:t Eriks Pompona Porter from Galatea AB
Beer rating: 2.59 out of 5 with 3 ratings