TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled, BB 03/2010).
Very dark brown color, small off-white head. Bready, mämmi-like perfumic nose. Sour milky lactose, coffee, roasted malts then sugary finish with low bitterness. Chocolate notes are nice, but it is all. Combination of sweet porter and strong ale was not so successful.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ÅBF08. Weak malty aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Malty flavour, quite mild.
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber beer with a small off-white head. Weak caramel dominated aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 500ml bottle (Poirotti, Helsinki, Skotoberfest 2007)
Very dark red, almost black. Lively head, but it fades quickly. Sweet chocolately malt aroma, slightly smoky too. Very carbonated, perhaps too much so. Slightly sour malty taste, pleasantly hopped, not excessively so. Quite full-bodied and well-rounded.
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. Dark brown with only slight head, flat. Sweet but tart old ale, lots of burnt and fruity notes, toffee, plum, apple and chocolate malt with a bready, yeasty background. The alcohol is masked in the sweetness. It’s ok without being memorable.
bierkoning (11669) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Dark brown color. Malt, raisin, caramel and milk chocolate in the aroma. Sweet raisinny caramelly flavor. Pear. Sticky mouthfeel. Not unpleasant.
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark burgundy coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Light roast, some sweetness, fruits and caramel. Flavour is quite the same. Caramel, roast and sweetness. Some fruity notes. Is medium bodied. Light bitter and fruity in the end. A bit boring.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco Danestone, Aberdeen. It pours dark ruby-brown, with a thin foamy beige head and low carbonation. The nose is bitter chocolate, sweet dark fruit, apple and coffee beans. The taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant, blackberry, plum, currant, apple, toffee and burnt malt, with some dryness in the finish. Nice balance of flavours. A very tasty brew indeed.
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet with ripe fruits, hops, caramel and toasted malt. Ends mild bitter.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a red hue and a creamy head. This mix between a Porter and an Old Ale has a sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. The flavour has sweetness, notes of roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, candy sugar and dried fruits. The mix is OK, just not one I would buy again.