Hansen (8435) - 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 (3617) - 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.
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev & the rest of the gang. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small creamy tan head. Wow, the aroma is very, very smoky -- I really like it! Flavour’s also very smoky along with roasted malt, coffee and maybe even tobacco. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev and others. Poured viscous deep reddish brown, with a smallish tan head. Rich aroma, oily, nutty, almost like smoked meat - hints of rum-soaked tobacco leaves, singed hair and old furniture. Taste - whoa! - same as the nose, deep burnt roast notes, smokey and relaxing, with unsweetened licorice and thick chewing tobacco - dare I say it, something of an "ashtray" character too. Thick body, oily and almost flat, long acidic-bitter finish - really, really interesting, but a 750? Not on my own - 200ml of this would suffice.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown, smallish ring, fine top.
Smooth, very unusual aroma, wet maple leaf, hints of birch smoked wood. New trend?
Medium light bodied, strong smoky character, very clean work. Good balancing. Black tea, tobacco. Bamberg in Italy? Must have..
caesar (6680) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color, medium creamy and frothy head. Aroma of oatmeal, roasted malts, some vegetable, laurel. Very bitter taste, thick and creamy, roasted malty, coffee. Quite complex. Surprisingly low rating.
skortila (5334) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, UDRBG. Aroma of coffee malts and berries. Hazy, dark ruby coloured with a brown lasting head. Taste is coffeebitter, roasted with a hint of fruit and some dust. Well-bodied. Good stuff.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, UDRBG, label says 5.5% ABV. Aroma is nice, berries, coffee and grians. Ruby color, beige creamy head, good lace. Light sweet coffee, roasted. Towards the finish more complex flavors, some berries, softer bitterness. Rather full for a porter.
jerohen (2181) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Very classy bottle. Very dark with yeast particles, brown head. Oatmeal, malt, bread and berries in aroma. Delicate soft flavour which is initially very bitter, but subsequently evolves to be more complex. Very nice brew.