argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with good head. Chocolate aroma with hints of roastiness. On taste, this flip-flops, with the roastiness becoming dominant but supplemented by hints of chocolate. Roasty bitter aftertaste. Full bodied, slightly chewy, but smooth. Incidentally, I accidentally served Kathy the top, and me the bottom (i.e., no mixing), of the beer. There was a noticeable difference in flavors, with the ’top’ half tasting less full, and even slightly metallic. This rating is based on re-mixing the two halves.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: February 11, 1999
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Aroma: slightly sweet malt aroma, touch of licorice, slight alcoholic esters (5, 5%)
Flavor: very rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, hint of vanilla, very complex and tasty
Date: April 13, 2005
Aroma: hint of tartness in the aroma
Flavor: much simpler malt flavor, touch of bitterness in the finish, too young?, chocolate eventually shows up
Date: June 26, 2009
Aroma: chocolate aroma coming through stronger, touch of fruityness
Flavor: drier chocolate flavor
Date: June 26, 2009
Aroma: rich sweet chocolate aroma, fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a red hue, lasting off-white head. Light toffee aroma with some chocolate, but quite weak. Sweet and toffee filled flavour. Big and soft mouthfeel, and drinkable, yes, but not really exciting. Quite a disappointment to me.
thewolf (10692) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Bottle. 2005 vintage @ YNWA, 5,5 %. Pours a slightly black with nutty brown borders. A medium creamy beige head that stays throughout the drinking experience. Mild aroma that is dominated by roasted malts. Mouthfeel is round and creamy. Flavour is mild, and surprisingly fruity with a little liqourice and a lot of roasted malts at the end.
Pinball (10595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
vintage 2007 from ølbutikken, tasted mar. 2012. bbf 23 apr 2017 acc. to label.
very very dark amber, smooth very light brown head.
quite complex aroma, although also somewhat oxidized notes in there.roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, dusty, wet-cellar like note.
flavor is roasted malts, caramel, coffee, light oxidation, licorice. The flavor is way more heavy and full than what you would expect in a 5.5% brew.patale is thick, body is full. Nice one.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavour with plenty of roasted malt, caramel and butter im afraid.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Botella. Black colour with a light brownish colour. Aroma of roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Very good mouthfeel. The roasted malt is very much present in the flavour along with chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits and good bitter hops. Tasty brew indeed.
Also tasted a 2004 version.
bhensonb (10158) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Oak Tree. Argang 2004!!!!! Pours very brown/black with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh dark fruits. Like fresh fig even. Full bodied with near creamy carbonation. It’s very full of freshish dark fruit flavor. Rounding off with treacle. Not bitter, but not all that sweet. This must be balanced. Good drink. Ages well too.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as Porter Klass III. Black, thick brown head with fair retention and slid lacing. Aroma of concentrated milk chocolate. Taste is smooth Hershey’s syrup. Taste is strong coffee with a tad of cocoa. Impressive for a 5% beer..
HenrikSoegaard (9998) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark ruby almost black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roasted and burnt notes. Moderate bitter very burnt flavor. Lacks chocolate. AVerage mdoearte almost harsh bitter finish. Oily palate. Not a very good porter.