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.
wlajwl (4426) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rye gives it a different texture, much better not ice cold. A very good porter.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, rye and spice.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Nanoslug for this. Mmm rug. I love rug. Rug bread...mmm...I’m a real rug muncher, that’s for sure. It’s one of the few Danish words I know. Dark brown pour with a small yellowish tan head and good lacing. Rich roasty aroma with spicy rye, anise, espresso, piney hops, and smoke. Complex flavor as well. Huge roast and hops - piney mainly - on the flavor with some rye and anise. Some bitter espresso. Really tasty. Medium-bodied with big hop resins and good dryness with soft carbonation. Very impressive brew overall.
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Very good porter. Pours dark brown with a very dense beige head that stays on and on. Leaves some fantastic lacing. Aroma of are very earthy. Coffee beans, powdered chocolate, burnt wood and pine. Complex but a little too subtle for me. The flavour lingers for ages. Only slight warmth from alcohol, a very nice warmth. Lots of charred/roasted notes in the taste. Roasted coffee is huge with the added touch of sweet vanilla. Has a bit of everything really. Dark and sweet fruits. A big pine bitterness to finish the beer off. Great porter in my eyes
TheEpeeist (3489) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is chocolate, rye, prune and dates. Creamy body with a lively tang. Taste is chocolate covered malted milk balls with a brash, rye bite. Bold flavors in a sticky sipper.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop. Bottle was labeled "Rye Porter" for US import I’m sure. The appearance is a beautiful brown black with a huge foaming medium brown head. The aromas are powdered milk chocolate, rye, other grains, some sweet powered sugar. The flavors are dirty earthy grains and malts. A chalky texture to the flavors if that makes any sense. The mouth is a little weird. The entry is incredibly creamy and inviting but then a harsh chalky almost metallic feel takes over. Maybe it’s over carbed at first? Some flower/herb flavors accent the brew at times. Some more chocolate and cola flavors as well. Over all this beer comes and goes. The goods are nice and the bads leave you scratching your head. It could of been a little off bottle. Either way for the right price it is worth a try.
humlelala (1090) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 50cl, Traktørstedet) Pours coffeebrown with little vanilla head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma of coffee, licorice, toasted malt and a twist of fruit - banana? Oily texture with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Taste is darkly bitter, acidic with some sweetness. An interesting experiment where the rye lends the beer a certain vegetal freshness. My preference is for less vegetal and more oily/licorice-like porters.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle from Capone’s, called Rye Porter in the states. Pours hazy black with big fluffy well retained khaki head. Nose is rye malt, definite caraway seeds, cacao, hops. Tastes rich, very complex, hefty on the palate, with flavor notes of black patent malt and cacao up front, rye and hops at mid-palate, and a finishing note of charred and rauhcy malt and dark chocolate syrup, with spiciness, hop astringency, and more rye/caraway/pumpernickel notes as it warms. This one is unique, screams originality, and is one of the more complex beers I have had the pleasure to quaff. Yet another winner from Amager Bryghus.