asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting]
Pumpernickel molasses aroma that is sweet and with some breadiness. Black motor oil appearance with no head. Ever so slightly sour pumpernickel flavour that is bready and with a moderate dark malt bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, tangy bitter finish.
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Mørkebrun grænsende til det sorte. Intet skumhoved, men et lille pst da flsasken blev åbnet. Duft af sukker, og brændte mandler med en god del alkohol. Mundfylden er tilstede men primært pågrund af alkohol og ikke co2. Imponerende drikbar i forhold til de høje procenter, men mangler det sidste for at balancere helhedsindtrykket.
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pitch black with no head and a rather oily mouthfeel. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, soy sauce and it’s slightly vinous. The flavor is slightly vinous and has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, salt licorice, soy sauce and the finish has a slightly dry bitterness. It is very interesting and it hides the 16% extremely well.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Bishops Arms, Vasagatan)
Pitch black color, no head. Aroma has vanilla, Old Rasputin -like notes, licorice, chocolate, toasted malts, some candy sugar. Liquerish palate. Lots of licorice, salted licorice, black coffee. Very roasted flavor. Full-bodied nice sipping beer.
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with no head. An aroma with liqurice, spice, sweets and weak prunes. A flavor of sweets, liqurice, spice and a weak hint of bitternes. Nice oily flavor.
vyvvy (3992) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to xmarcnolanx for sharing this rarity. Pours dark brown with no head. The aroma has soy, cream, vanilla and dark caramel. It has a thicky chewy smooth body with no carbonation to be found. The flavor starts with soy and warming alcohol along with some vanilla, very roasted malt and a touch of oak. The finish is quite hot and has more soy. The alcohol gets in the way for me. As it warms some spice and fennel start showing up.
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from madmitch76 and his store and cellar in the U.K. Pours jet black with some reddish hue, virtually no head no lace. Aroma of a rich chocolate and spices, maybe coffee. An imperial porter more than a baltic porter. A tad above average mouthfeel. Declicious to the last drop,a very rich porter with chocolate, good coffee, and taste a bit aged. no sign of 16%.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 (2006 Vintage)
Rich fruity aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol and malty with a little bitterness in a full coffee roast finish.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, vineous, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, liquorish and dried fruit. Flavour is roasted malt, vineous, coffee, liquorish, chocolate, heavy alcohol.
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG 09 Sheffield. Strong porter, black as night. Thin tan head. Intense hot aroma. Smoother in mouth. xxxx me intense, really just incredible. But way too much tar and booziness.