Maria (9965) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fall 2004 sour, infected. Aug. 2005 new bottle. It’s a nice, light brown head and a black color. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of perfume. The flavour is OK, but the overall impression is a bit thin. It has notes of coffee, chocolate and a hint of licorice and a moderate bitter finish.
thebeertourist (4598) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a khaki head on top of this almost black beer. Delicious earthy espresso aroma with berries in the background. Espresso and berries in the continuation, but with chocolate flavours shining through as well. Medium to lightish body, but not excessively so. A very drinkable porter in my opinion.
larsga (5890) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium tan head. Deep dark red body, barely translucent. Light earthy
aroma with notes of chocolate. Thin acidic papery taste with brett
notes. Probably spoiled, should probably rerate. (0.5l bottle.)
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottled, rbesg06gt. pretty close to black, small but steady head. hint of plum in the aroma, some raw sugar flavour, finish really fizzles out
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Pours black with a tiny off-white head. Nose is chocolate, a little bit of fizzy hops, balanced by the sweetness of roasted malts. Mouth is malty, only a touch of fruit. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Gulpable. Very clean palate, as such doesn’t last well. Too light.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Pours almost black with small tan head which then vanishes within a gulp to a thin line. Great lacing all the way down. Nose is chocolate malt and something fruity and sour (in a nice way). Flavour is coffee and dark malts along with a touch of fruit. Fairly lengthy finish but subtle. Looks as though it should taste much thicker than it does but remains quite light and thin (in a good way). Nice hop balance throughout.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle. RBESG 2006]
Hazy dark brown colour. Dried fruits and hops in aroma, not very malty. Blond flavour profile with a hop backbone. Light mouthfeel, not at all malty. Lightly bitter in finish.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(500 ml bottle on RBESG 2006) Dark color, tan head. Sweet and alcohol scent, smokey also. Strange for a so low alocohol beer as 4.5% (from the label) to smell of alcohol, but still. Watery mouth feel. Acid sour and malty taste. Bitter after taste.
Marsiblursi (2974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 (Botte) Pours hazy dark brown. Sour and malty aroma with some crispbread and metal. Sour flavour with metal and some malt. Hints of coffee and chocolate.
larsniclas (5282) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Black. Small beige head.
Sourish flavour. Rather thin and watery. Some weird pea-flavour.