Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured XX dark with nice mocha colored head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, burnt black patent, and a hint of hops. Flavor has superb balance (in my mind) of chocolate malts, burnt black patent malts and sweet caramel malt flavor. The sweet caramel is what makes it for me. The sweetness is just enough to play against the dryer chocolate and much dryer black patent malts. Hops are just noticeable. Left with a balanced aftertaste. Best Porter Iíve ever had.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with big beige head. Light roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma and ataste, prunes. Medium to full body with a coffee finish.
Plovmand (6027) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nnudd tasting. Thanks for sharing Nnudd. Poured dark reddish brown with a medium light beige head. Coffee, chocolate and dark fruits in aroma. Medium body. Flavour is chocolate, dark ripe fruits, hops and some spices.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours ruby/black, thin golden/off white head
Aroma is malty and chocolate, light scent of dark fruits and sweet, light notes of hops.
Taste, light roasted malts, some coffee / toffee. Light addition of hops that adds for an original mouthfeel coupled with some dark fruits.
Finish has a thin touch of caramel that ends smooth with bits of cocoa powder and hops..
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Has a beige head, medium lasting, beige head. Aroma is sweet, burnt, caramel. Flavor is sweet too, coffee too. Syrup texture.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and Dave B, blankboyís bottle. Very deep mahogany with a large tan foamy head. Aroma is roasty but very fruity - grape and appleseed, some yeast - interesting. Taste is more bitter, hints of chocolate and hops, caramel in the initial flavour, mostly bitterness in the long finish. Mouthfeel is slightly light body, astringent, somewhat lively - okay - different, not very roasty.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 100% blind rating.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin), with a note of ashes.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Previous (non-blind) rating from 2005 batch: 3.0.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, good coffee nose, large tan head, coffee flavors with a nice hop kick at the end, body is light but not watery
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Biggish beige head over deep dark red body, barely translucent. Sweetish milky caramel aroma with harmonic chocolate and roasty notes and a faint background of wood and pine needle hops. Deep, soft milky roasty caramel and chocolate taste. Very harmonic and incredibly smooth, like velvet. Sharpish pine needle background, and a touch of soot. Dry, roasty aftertaste with chocolatey notes. Wonderful! What a pleasure this beer is, especially after rating so much bullshit. (0.33l bottle. Wish it was an 0.75.)
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nut-brown with amber highlights and a foamy tan head that reduces to chunky flotsam. Aromas of chocolate, beef broth, clay. Dominant flavour is chocolate, with nuances of coffee, aniseed, breadcrust, pine. Has a hearty briney character. Finish is resinous and bitter. Loved it.