Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber beer with a fine beige head though disappearing. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and straw. The flavor is sweet too with notes of cinnamon, caramel - to end on a slight sour note. It is way too sweet for a Porter - even though it holds 9.4% ABV. Thanks to Per (omhper) for trading this with me.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown coloured. Sugary and caramelly aroma. Very sweet flavour. Alcohol well hidden.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
very dark brown colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, aroma of dark chocolate and candy sugar, very sweet, robust maltiness and a sugary finish
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 2006-06-01, 6-4-7-4-14=34Malty and with a soft liquorice line; some sweetness. Pleasant but not enough bitter.
Dark amber color. Light malt, malt and vegetables aroma. Sweet; caramel, nuts. Average, for the common drinker. Thanks Jens (Ungstrup) for this bottle.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, woody brown in look. Deep, lovely roast. Not o dark, hints of chocolate with walnut. Some plum. Sweet front followed with good roast feel. Superb Baltic only is it was a bit less sweet. I do wonder how Zywiec make 9 % porter and does avoid such sugary filling.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark burgundy brown. Rich malt aroma w/ almond cake, light molasses, raisin, plum, dark chocolate, peach. Sweet, silky malt flavours, vietnamese coffee, fruity (apricot, orange) notes. Quite sweet and sugary. Needs a bit more hop for balance, and maybe to be more thoroughly fermented, but a good example of the style nonetheless.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colored, looks like a syrup. Sweet, roasted, coffee aroma. Taste kind of reminds me of a coffee with a ton of sugar in it. My first few sips I thought it was fantastic, by the end it got a little to sweet. Very sweet finish. I enjoyed this one. Cheers, Per
Ingevara (760) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmm... I'm impressed! The whole atmosphere about this beer is warm and welcoming. I feel at home right away. Creamy, chocolaty, intense, smooth, soothing, refreshing, there are many adjectives that come to mind. A rich - total drink. More!
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Bottle, stored for about 10 months. Dark amber, beautiful head. Smotth malty aroma with toffee, milk and chocolate. Just as malty flavor, and with a wonderful body. This beer changed alot to the better while being stored...
pilsnerrogge (2397) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown. Medium head. Creamy, smooth liquorice-aroma. Sweet, roasty flavour. The alcohol gives it some bitterness in the finish. Very strong and very drinkable; might be dangerous ;o)