Scipio (682) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a big, foamy tan head. Aroma is stronger and very enticing, with dark chocolate, mint, coffee, raisin, and licorice. Taste is plenty of chocolate and even more coffee, along with hints of licorice. Aftertaste is the same but with more chocolate and lasts a long time. This one has a very syrupy texture. Medium in body with some subtle carbonation. Some bitterness as well. I thought this was very good.
generallee08 (620) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On top of a very dark brown to black body sits a tall thick and very creamy head. The tan colored head hangs on forever and makes lots of thick sticky lacing that coast the glass. The aroma is wonderful and inviting right from the poop of the cap. It is full of rich chocolately and dark bready maltiness with a hint of black licorice. Not to be outdone by the aroma its medium to full body is packed with tasty chocolate like maltiness with dark roasted notes and dark bready rye malt flavors. I am also picking up some light hints of black licorice or star anise, as well as a very slight hint of caraway seed. All of this is wrapped up in pleasant mellow boozy warmth that blends right into the finish with some nice earthy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. The palate is maybe a touch light but still very enjoyable and smooth.
mikkellund42 (537) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with huge light brown head. Aroma is intense roasted malt, dark dried fruit, rye bread, soy sauce and licorice mints. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and faint umami. Body is milky, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation. Finish is long and balanced bitter/sweet with notes of dark roasted rye bread, malt syrup, sweet Finish licorice and faint hints of lemon. Very rich and complex yet smooth and well balanced.
esp0r (1910) - NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours almost pitch black with a massive dense brown head. Smell of roasted malts, coffee, rye and spices. Medium sweet, roast, toast, coffee, tar, liquorice, dark dark malts. Very nice, oily texture, medium bitter finish with earthy hops. Very good, a masterpiece by Beer Here
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Sloth, thanks. Pours an opaque black color with a big foamy khaki colored head that has excellent retention. The aroma features well roasted grains, blackened toast and chestnuts. The taste follows the nose with more blackened grains set nicely in a mix of spices and roasted nuts. The hops are mildly bitter and earthy with a bitter walnut character. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: The best porter I’ve had in many years. Reminded me a lot of the old Ølfabrikken porter, I Loved it.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Earl of Essex, 28/05/14.
Light black meets extremely dark mahoganybrown with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, spice, honey, fleshy fruit, light cocoa, toffee fudge.
Taste comprises rich roast, spice, chocolate, molasses, tar.
Medium bodied, fine carobonation, semi drying close.
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Earl of Essex. Pours brown with a slick liquorice mouthfeel, lots of roasted malts with a touch of coffee.. can’t detect any pumpkin but there is a strong concentrated taste here that could possibly reveal more if I had more than a third. Bitter finish. Alright.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a slice of Danish bread, with a glass of Matilde sjokolade and a cup of coffee. Sweet and roasted, terrific mouth feel and very drinkable. A joy this beer.
Bamsen78 (2991) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy tan head. Dark aroma of malt, coffee and liquorice. Sweet, malty flavour, with notes of roast, coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice. Sweetish and roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Very good.
llkc (361) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
duft: kiks, kaffe. mørkmalt.
smag: sødme kaffe. ristetmalt. fyldig. kikse smag. god øl med fne smags oplevelser.
CH-303 (1369) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Batch 515, brewed 17/6-2010. Very dark brown, nice dark tan head. Oily.
Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate, burnt, sweet. Enticing.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness and sweetness. Very nice!
Info: 500ml bottle, 3/5-2014, BB: 17/6-2014