Indra (2483) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good roasted malty flavor. Very dark indeed. Full-flavored, and just the right amount of finishing hop flavors. Porter and stout lovers, this one’s for you.
Papsoe (25129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, reddish mahogany with a nice, light brown head. Vinous aroma of dried fruit and roasted malt. Some vanilla and chocolate in a body of medium size. Limited bitterness. 290806
Ungstrup (26476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet yet with strong dusty and well stored fruity notes. The flavor has a somewhat boring sweetness combined with well stored fruits, leading to a boring dry end. I wonder if it is over its prime or it has just been brewed like this - I think more freshness in the fruit notes.
madsberg (8939) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Very dark brown coloured. Brown dense head. Sweet and roasted arome with some fuity notes. A bit oxidized. Flavour is quite soapy with some cocoa notes. Herbal and fruits notable. Light roasted bitter end. Thanks to Suiiy for the trade.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Oxidized aroma. Old fruits flavour. Light bodied. Seems too old.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained 11-Nov-05 in trade with Sully, thanks Mike!) It’s difficult to know where this beer was a few years ago because this sample is pretty significantly oxidized, but there is still quite a bit of chocolate maltiness and moderate roastiness in the flavor for me to enjoy, with the chocolate finishing very strongly. Earth, prunes, and soy sauce attest to this beer’s age. Just a mild bitterness from the roastiness, and the beer is not all that sweet either. Definite soy sauce and deep earthiness in the nose, perhaps some dark, shriveled fruits too. Body is medium and the moderate carbonation level is solid for a beer this old. Very dark brown in color, about as dark as it can get without being black. Only a hint of ruddiness at the edges. Not a whole lot of head on the pour, not a surprise to me given the age, and retention is only fair, fully dissipating within seven or eight minutes. But significant patchy lacing covers a good portion of the glass. Normally with a beer in this oxidized state, I’d toss the bottle and get a new sample. Obviously that can’t happen in this case, so I’m trying to ignore the affects of the oxidation, in effect judging where I think this beer probably was two years ago. In that respect, there are a number of elements that I like, namely the chocolate, the earthiness and the dark fruits.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of SuIIy: Pours a nearly opaque very dark brown with a thin, lightly-lacing light tan head. Sweet dark toasty caramel aroma has lots of raisins and a touch of soy sauce. Body starts with a nice sweet dark malty and chocolate chip cookie dough flavor with good dark fruit complexity. Finishes sticky with some lightly roasted malt. A very nice porter, shame it isn’t brewed any more.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar. Poured brown with a thin light tan head. Big roasted malt aroma. Very malty with mild soy smell. Flavor of roasted malt and light chocolate. Clean finish leaving just some roast in the mouth.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle via trade with SuIIy - Thanks Mike! - Pours black with a short tan head that settles back to about an eighth of an inch and laces. Aroma is fantastic.. Milk Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Flavor is also very robust. Nice coffee, chocolate blend, quite decadent. Finishes nicely with the brief hops.. Palate is remarkably smooth and creamy. Quite thick for a porter and really hangs around in the mouth.. A nice lingering chocolate flavor stays with you for a bit after each sip.. This is a fantastic porter... I’m glad I got to try it.. It is a shame it is not still being made!!! Another state to cross off as well.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark black color with a small foamy tan head. Nose is very mocha, light roast, dark chocolate. Taste seems thin at first, then becoems creamy. very smooth. Some light hopps, lots of cocoa/mocha/chocolate, light malt. finishes velvety on the palate and very smooth
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My bottle is probably pretty old, but hopefully it holds up. Choclate and soy sauce aroma. Almost smells like an imperial stout. Black no head at all. Nice rich flavor palate. Very thick with a roasted fore and a touch of hops in the finish. Malted chocalate flavors in the finish. Nice.