ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a big cappuccino-colored creamy head that stays around for a while before settling into a thin lid of foam leaving some lacings.
A pleasant but somewhat light smell, especially considering the style. Coffee and roasted malts dominate. Some chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol as well.
Plenty of coffee and roasted malts in the flavor at first at first. Some tannins. I actually think it gets slightly acidic in some sips. Faint smoky aromas. Notes of chocolate and dark fruits, and a decent malty sweetness. Soy sauce and a slight salinity in the middle. The finish is surprisingly bitter with a bit too prominent taste of warming alcohol, and faint spices.
Moderate body, pretty smooth texture, medium carbonation. Would have liked a fuller body.
This is a very good porter, and considering the brewery it’s really good. But it’s a bit too simple and it lacks some complexity. Good have been more balanced as well, especially the taste of alcohol is somewhat to prominent.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. body with creamy light brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate and alcohol.
Fullers74 (71) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Lots of licorice and roasted aromas. Creamy and sweet, to much alcohol in the taste
chmurarz (512) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - JUN 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
a bit sour and smoked aroma of roasted malt, weak head, colour of body black, strong taste of herbs, licorice and wood, bitter and wierd aftertaste. . . .pretty ok for a carlsberg . . . . . . . . . . . . .
rallison (116) - USA - APR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1970s era bottle brought by yours truly to the Sea Of Floydster tasting - been waiting a couple of years for the right occasion to crack this beauty.
Amazingly, there was almost no oxidation in this beer, despite the age. Also, interestingly, called both a porter and an imperial stout on the label, and apparently a Baltic Porter by the brewery itself. I’m guessing Baltic Porter was not a recognized style in the 70s. Anyway, moving on.
Originally, I was under the impression that this was supposed to be an imperial stout. As such, I found it thin by current standards. Of course, no reason to mark down this beer for that - wouldn’t be fair.
Chocolate and vanilla notes, some leather and a light astringency are present. All in all, a not overly complex beer that is still tasting quite good and has held up remarkably well. I had no high hopes for this beer, so I was pleasantly surprised. Nice.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Sea-of-Floydster tasting Thick black. Low carbonation. Lightly sweet. Crazy how old the beer is.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1970ish vintage Bottle @ Post Belgian Fest killer tasting dubbed Sea O’Floydster, with a load of cool people including Cquiroga, floydster, seaoflament and many others including my girlfriend and dr.bill. Pours brownish black with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and rich. Taste is sweet malty and full of choco, very nice very.
JanVittrup (244) - København V, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, not thick or heavy, prickly and somewhat bitter. Dull aftertaste.
Purchased at SUperBrugsen Halmtorvet for 10dkr.
odgaard (365) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with a small creamy offwhite head. Arome of roasted malt and some sweetness. Taste: roasted malt, dry, vanilla, cocoa and some coffee. A little thin mouthfeel for a stout but still at pretty good beer.
Fin (6175) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this sat outside Frank (camper) in Radjberg Mile campsite19-09-08 Pours some burnt roasty malts are noticeable but its actually quite smooth. Enjoyable stout but dry though there is some sweetness kicking about.