Rasmus40 (12807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unclear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, rye and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Full bodied. 270511
abemorsten (3077) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Black with a light brown, creamy head leaving excellent lacing. Wooden, roasted, milky and burnt aromas, liqorice prominent. Full bodied and flavors of liqorice, light alcohol and acidity. Dry long roanted finish.
Cybercat (3799) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark-chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent light tan head. Aroma is strong and smoky and has an odd but not repulsive waxy component. Taste fills the mouth with malty and smoky flavors and a decidedly rye undertone, as well as a hoppy hint. Texture is restless and fizzy, not at all smooth, a bit thick and oily. Whether it’s Rye Porter or Rugporter, it’s worth seeking.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample glass at Øl og matfestivalen. Dark brown close to black, creamy brown head. Roasty aroma with chocolate, grain and herbs. Spiced taste with coffee, fruit, licorice, and a bitter end with long lasting taste of coffee in the mouth. Lovely porter!
gunnar (6128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Pours pitch black with a creamy tanned head. Aroma of heavy roasted malts, chocolate,coffe and rye. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied. Taste is well balanced roasted malts, coffee with a good portion of liquorice. Ends nice and strong roasted bitter coffee.
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 Rerate, 500 ml bottle, batch #461, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Black colour, moderate tan head. The dryish aroma has notes of cold strong coffee and roasted malts, hints of woodwork and unsweetened liquorice. The flavour has initially some sweetness, but ends dry and very roasty, with a solid hoppy bitterness to boot. Notes of strong coffee again, hints of unsweetened liquorice and dark bitter chocolate. I’m upping it one point. Original rating: At Copenhagen Beer Festival. Black colour. Moderate roasty (coffee) notes in both aroma and flavour, hints of rye bread. Drinkable, absolutely nothing wrong with it, but as this is Amager, I expected something even better. BTW, we brewed a homebrew porter last year with exactly the same ratio of rye malts in it, and thought it was better than this. Did not taste them side by side, though - and we might have been slightly biased, or slightly drunk ...
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th May 2009
Copenhagen Beer Festival. Opaque black stout. Thick creamy tan head. Interesting stout, soft and silky but has that distinctive rye spiceyness. Smooth and tasty.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 fra fad, dufter svagt af kaffe, sød og lidt krydret ,smager dejligt af svag kaffe og krydderi... flot kul sort medflot cream farvet skum dejlig fylde .... ialt en dejlig rug porter..... +1 vintage 2012
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20110517 500ml bottle from State Line. Perfect appearance for a strong porter, it is very dark mahogany with huge, lasting, sheeting tan head. Hoppy, floral, orange-tinged aroma with nice cocoa notes and some mild grassiness, plus some juniper and menthol herbal undertones. Soft, creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation and minimal sweetness. Chalky, mildly ashy finish with some dry citrus bitterness. Light astringency. For a strong beer, this is a nice pairing with mild cheese, like the local aged farmers cheese I’ve got here, or I think fontina would be nice. Amager always please me, but there’s a definite house character that I could see others finding off-putting, notably the minty notes I seem to find in most of their beers.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2011 Infected beer? This had a really strange, brettonomyces style nose. This drowns out the port wineish nose. Good, smooth body with a lot of chocolate, espresso and a tiny bit spicy. A sour finish. I don’t think this was the intended product. It was enjoyable, but I think it could be a lot more without this infection.