ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in a cloudy dark brown appearance with a rich pale brown head. Figs, coffee, mild spices and roasted malts in the aroma. Nearly full-bodied with notes of coffee, dark bread, spices, sweet licorice and sugary brown chocolate. Long medium-bitter finish of spices, coffee, roasted nuts and chocolate-sauce.
larsga (6185) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge brown head. Opaque black body goes just barely dark red at edges. Spicy roasty malty aroma with sugary rye and lacquer notes. Dry-sweet roasty burnt coffee taste with oily resiny spicy notes. Sharpish hot mouthfeel, but taste is also faintly rounded. Might benefit from some cellaring, perhaps. Dry spicy wooden lacquer aftertaste with chocolate and yeast notes. Burnt dusty chocolatey taste lingers. Nice, but a bit harsh, despite all the sweetness. (0.5l bottle, Fish and Beer, Copenhagen.)
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
having previously drunk quite a lot of this massive beer it was time give it proper rating. It poured pitch black with a huge dark beige head. Aroma had dark chocolate, burned malt, plenty of hops and rye. Flavour was sweet and seriously hoppy with loads of burned malt, dark chocolate, pine, rye, dark chocolate, english liquerice and grapefruits. Bone dry and bitter finish. What a massive stout even though it is only a 8,5% beer. Perfect balance. Incredible.
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A porter brewed on rye sounds very interesting to me, been considering making something similar ever since I tried the rye IPA from Mohawk. This one turned out to be one of my favourites for the evening. Great complex flavour of coffee, chocolate, nuts, dark malts, pepper and mint. Dry, medium smooth mouthfeel with a think body. The rye brings a very interesting addition of pepper and mint which I think fit very well with the style.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
batch 199 mindst 3/13...another treat dished out by dakine on 5/31/10. muchas gracias, amigo.
thick opaque pour is orange-brown tinted black with a tan head. lots of spotty lacing remains.
it smells ashy... but really soft/mellow smoky mixed with some vinous sour raisins, vanilla, wood (mmm... woody porter!), toasted nuts, dark chocolate, molasses and florals.
holy crap, this is good stuff!... flavors of molasses, roast, coffee, vanilla, smoked malt, earthy yeast, florals, wood, rubber, chocolate and some prunes.
creamy, crisp, smooth and yummy. 9/4/9/5/18/4.5
Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, with coffee and roasted malts. The taste of roasted malts with hints of sweet coffee and notes of chocolate. The aftertaste of bitter with coffee and a little sweet chocolate.
thebeertourist (4793) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Almost black with a creamy tan head. Roasted espresso and chocolate aroma. Good roasted flavours and plenty of chocolate also in the mouth. Some acidity. Very well made.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a nice big frothy cappuccino colored head with nice lacings. Aromas of sweet malt, chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. Creamy and thick texture. Sweet and malty flavor with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, rye and sugared coffee. Tasty beer, but close to too much..
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Full sweet aroma with soy sauce and rye. Looks very nice. Starts with lots of salt, licorice and rye. Not bad at all but certainly it all fades away leaving not much else but bitterness. The body also undergoes the same process from full to certainly fading to a quite thin and sandy mouth feel. Promising but unbalanced.
BelgiskOlklub (894) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large off-white frothy lasting head with good lacing. Heavy malt aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted and burnt malt, brown sugar sweetness. Full creamy sticky texture and a long lasting heavy bitter finish. The flavor is heavy sweet and moderate/heavy bitter.