yngwie (14774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Bottled, 75cl. Almost clear, dark reddish-brown beer with a tan head. Some chocolate aroma, and roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is nice, but a bit weak, and there’s some papery notes as well. Full-bodied, with a dry finish with coffee. Rating: 6-4-6-4-14-3.4. 061229
Bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. A reddish, dark brown beer with a small, dark beige head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts on the nose, a bit weak, but definitely not bad. Dry, full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Chocolate and roasted malts in the flavor, some licorice-like notes. A nice one, but I feel the flavors are jumping everywhere. Strange. Wouldn’t mind finishing a bottle on my own though. 100814
Gorbalev (2994) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with the crew,in late November, thanks R. Neat aroma - smoke, malt, very nice. Taste - holy crap, so much tobacco! I feel dirty just having tasted this! Like a beer from an ashtray. medium body. So earthy. Almost too much tobacco, but what an original and enjoyable creation.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a huge tan head. Roasted malts aroma with a touch of berries. Espresso tastes with berries, ending quite dry. Lightish, almost watery body. Interesting.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s almost black with a red hue and a nice head. The aroma is slightly sour with light notes of coffee. The mouth feel is rather oily. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, acidity and nice bitter coffee and licorice in the finish.
pubbe (493) - Hřjbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with light brown mostly lasting head. Coffee and spices in the aroma. Nice balanced flavor with some burnt malt and more spices. Nothing seems overdone in this brew. Nice harmonic porter.
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with 5.5 ABV. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Brown colour. Very nice heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull good chocolate flavor. Long finish. Oily palate. Good stuff.
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Dark red body, close to black. Brown head. Roasted malty aroma. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt and bitter hop in sweet harmony. Dry aftertaste. A decent porter.
Hansen (7277) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and black, has a fine laqurice, some salt, and perhaps a hint of tar. Has a off-white, creamy head, mostly lasting.
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice mostly lasting off white head. Rich aroma and taste of smoked malts, licorice and fruit. Nice palate.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tarry and murky brown in colour with a small white head. Smoke is prevalent in the aroma. Quite bitter and leafy and as such I found it to be one-dimensional. Bitter roastiness in a medium body. Actually this is very unique and drinkable.