gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle thanks to rlgk! On February 4, 2011
Dark brown to black color, fluffy brown head. Grainy, malty, chocolate cent, also salty. Smooth, malty, dry, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
hawthorne00 (3500) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10C. Opaque dark brown with a large puffy tan head. Plenty of vaguely sour rye in the aroma, along with roasted malt, prunes, licorice and vanilla. Taste has sweet caramel, licorice, firm roast with a little charring. A little fruit and vanilla. Hops - kumquats, grass, pine - overshadow the roasted bitterness right at the end. Some cocoa and coffee there too. A bit ungracious and soy-saucy at first, but mellowed as it warmed - more coffee and less licorice seemed there. Good, but too hoppy and leans towards suffocating rather than enveloping.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 (Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with pale brown head. The aroma is medium roasted, light spicy, liquorice, dark bread, brown sugar and dark berries. There is also room for spicy, mild grapefruity and resinous hops. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Roasted, spicy, citric and resinous. Undertones of smoke, liquorice and tar. The mouthfeel is round and light oily and light to medium carbonated. Coffee and grapefruit on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a massive tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a very tasty burnt chocolate and coffee flavor with a sweet dry finish. Delicious.
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus as Amager Rye Porter. Pours quite brown/balck with a foamy 3 finger tan head. Rye aroma! With a lot of smooth burnt malt and chocolate. Flavor is lots of dark chocolate, creamy dark chocolate,lots of coffee and miscellaneous fruits. Finishes burnt and bitter. Excellent.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dark brown pour with a small creamy head. Aroma of dark fruit, smoke, wood, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is fantastic and roasty, with fruit, chocolate and vanilla notes. A very nice brew!
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. Dark pour. Aromas of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts, minor dried dark fruits. VERY flavorful, huge roastiness, loads of chocolate, some peat/earthiness. One of, if not the best, porters i’ve ever had
Bov (11952) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from erzbierschof.ch - a very dark brown, almost black colour with a solid creamy dark beige foam; nice lacework; solid aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla and walnut; full-bodied, tasty and with some tart bitterness; long bitter roasted chocolatey and coffeish aftertaste with hints of licorice
Beer5000 (5900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown body, almost black with a thin, dense brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, mocha, coffee, fruit and hops. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt, caramel, liquorices, dry fruit, coffee and bitterhops. A long and bitter finish. Delicious!
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s black with a huge, creamy, light brown and very lasting head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. The mouth-feel is oily. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, light coffee, hints of smoke that almost disappears as it gets warmer. All the way through it has the typical rye-bitterness, especially in the dry finish. It’s a truly nice rye porter.