VsXsV (2540) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Opaque, black liquid with medium, thick tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, pepper, fruity American hops and roasted bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with lots of roasted notes of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice (some ash). Medium to full bodied with pleasant carbonation and sticky, velvety mouthfeel. Really nice. Some kind of "imperial stout light". Lots of awesome, roasted notes and coffee.
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 50 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Dark brown beer with a beige greamy head. Coffee, licorice, tar aroma. Licoricelavour was a bit thin.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a nice brown head. Roasted aroma, soot, dark chocolate, ryebread, hoppy, malty notes, some coffee. Roasted tar flavor, soot, peated, ryebread, hops, cocoa, dark chocolate, milky notes. Quite roasted tar finish with hops, cocoa and some licorice.
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is sharp roast, some rye, touch of Orval like sourness. Infected? Flavour is deep bitter & dry liquorice, roast, some wood in the finish. Big roast with a touch of Orval like brett, what’s not to like?
MaartenRF10 (1638) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting @ De Molen
Dark, nice brown head. Funky aroma, like lemongrass. Taste at first is also lemon, then some sweetish chocolate and then lemon bitterness again. Infected?
erickok (3879) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, creamy medium tan. Nutty, roasted pine nuts, double cream. Sharp start but throughout the taste as well. Very full body, roasted. Hops are only to give a dryness. Hint of wild yeast. Tough beer, tough drink, quite nice. Taste grows on you. (At De Molen tasting)
Vaiz (3595) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at dEnk’s montly tasting session @ De Molen. Aroma is somewhat meaty, wet dog, some coffee and roasted. Flavor is bitter roasted, quite dry and harsh. Still quite nice.
yngwie (14338) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Didn’t get much of this, less than 10 cl actually, as I used it to marinate my cellar floor. Well, it poured a really dark brown body, almost black, topped by a two-finger, tan head that lasts. The aroma escaping my cellar floor and glass had loads of dark chocolate, as well as coffee, salty licorice, piney hoppyness and an almost boozy touch. It’s full-bodied and warming in the mouth, silky and smooth, with flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, salty licorice and bitterness. Sweet, yet dry, finishing mostly dry. A bit thin in the finish maybe. Overall, a beer that’s both tasteful, balanced and sort of easy drinkable. Didn’t sense much of the smoked malt, would be interesting if that was beefed up a little bit. 111207
Cuso (5189) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Molen. Almost black color with huge frothy beige head. Aroma of black fruit, coffee, caramel. Taste, coffee, chocolate, black fruit. Nice long bitter finish. Nice stout.
RasmusOtt (1289) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Pours black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma is roasted coffee, rye, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and very gentle smoke. Taste is nice roasted malts, coffee, rye is there too, hops, chocolate, some dark fruits, vanilla and liquorice. Very nice porter indeed. Got the one again from Papsø- Thought I did not have it before - which turned out not to be the case. Well. Lots of rye in the aroma along with roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate,. weak vanilla and liquorice. Taste of the same. very roasted and smooth! Really a nice stout1 I’ll stick to 3.9 on this one!