tbonde (289) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 122 with a best-before date of 01-2012, enjoyd on Jan. 10. 2015! As with all good really strong beers, I find that they get better with age, stored upright in my cool cellar. I do not know if this is actually the case with this fine porter as I never tried it when it was younger, but I found a very refined, very aromatic brew with the dark, deep, roasted taste that I enjoy in a porter on a winters day. The bourbon cask ageing was thankfully very subtle and MurpHill presented itself with a creamy, rather dark foam and a wonderfully rounded aroma of roated malts, apricot, coffee and vanilla. A shame I will have a hard time finding another...from whatever batch..if this is at all possible, but if you have this gem of a winter porter stored away in you cellar, like I did, I believe now is the time to enjoy!
ogivlado (7048) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of and great thx to Papsoe for sending me a bunch of Amager beers to celebrate my 5K milestone. Black coloured, small brown head, peaty nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and light peaty with notes of licorice and alcohol. Some traces of bourbon barrel in the finish. Another very good dark beer from Amager.
hallinghansen (2669) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a large light brown head. Aroma is molases, bourbon, coffee, roast, chocolate, malt. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, caramel. Delicious.
Marko (4759) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy s.... bring on the rare, the retired and hopefully, the extremely exciting (need I say who sent this to us?). My GF noted the ugly label... and how we were excited about it anyway. Imagine that :D. Batch 122, guessed correctly it’s probably from 2009, go me! Anywaaaay. Black, small tan head. Dusty, creamy nose, raisins and peat. Sticky, heavy... Humm. Taste... caramel, raisins, dry, slightly salty, light plastic, very light burn... light... something I can’t read. The barrel can be felt, but it’s relatively 1-dimensional. Very, very light coffee. Ah, dunno, not my type, but a solid beer in any case.
Nacho_1985 (96) - Málaga, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrescante, con cuerpo, buena para acompañar una buena hamburguesa en buena compañia
Countbeer (5955) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Batch 122:
Very nice brown head, disappears slow and leaves a half open sticky brown lacing on top of a black colored beer and some on the glass.
Smell is a nice mix of bourbon, roast and vanilla, some light liquorice notes, some wood tones and a hint of darker chocolate.
Good roasted barleys malts, coffee and some roasted hebs, lots of roast, some light rubber tones which seems to be pushed into the background because of all the roast.
Tastes is a good mix of roasted barleys, whiskey, bourbon,
burnt rubber (balloon), good bitter, bitter herbs, soya, and something light salty.
Aftertaste of bitter tones, light dry, roasted coffee and barley malts, some roasted hay and grass, roast, some whiskey notes and a hint of spices.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture.
Nice and well balanced, but a bit of a strange beer.
Complex in the beginning with the nice bourbon nose and flavours, than the beer becomes a bit flat and it seems to loose it’s complexity a bit, being mostly a regular imperial porter and then after a while it gets a bit more bolder with some thicker liquorice tones. Seldom did I have a beer with such a live in the glass. Very strange but absolutely nice.
erickok (5099) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown, tan head. Impressive aroma, combining coffee cream and punchy hops. Great malty base as well, dark candy sugar. Strong taste as well, rich, oily, sticky. But with great hop backup. Very nice, great flavour. (At the De Molen tasting)
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the monthly molen tasting.
Decent tan head. Deep dark pour. Yummy barrel taste. Great beer!
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting @ De Molen. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasty malt, chocolate, caramel and some rye. Flavour is a strong bourbon, roast, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, rye and some alcohol notes. Loads of bitter liquorice in the finish.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at De Molen beer tasting. Pours black with a beige head. Massive aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted, alcohol. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, medium sweet, high bitter, coffee, bourbon, licorice. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a thick oily mouthfeel. Great beer!