Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a dark brown color with a large creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Solid roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Medium bittersweet roasted flavor with a medium smooth balanced finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer that did meet my expectations.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2006, and I tasted it January 2007. It’s black-brown with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and coffee. The flavour is sweetish and has a fairly thin body with notes of roasted malt and some coffee. The bitterness is nice. I had expected more, but I can see that this matures well, so I’ll try to get hold of a few bottles to mature in the cellar. 1836 I have tasted some older ones since, and they were really nice with a lot more character and body.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is brown in color with a small tan head. Some roast malt, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee come through first on the nose. A bit dusty and oxidized. Quite a lot of dark fruit, especially prunes. The flavor is fairly simple. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and tons of dark fruit.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle . Produced june 2005. Brown black colour with a beige head. Pleasent roasted coffee aroma and flavour. Roasted pleasent finish.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Alice and Sander, NYC. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Some burnt dark sugar in the nose, a bit of smokey malts. Medium sweet flavor, some firewood, dark sugars, mild chocolate, some odd grass/plastic. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest roast and burnt grass and plastic and licorice. Kind of weird. Not altogether bad, but certainly different.
Rasmus40 (9591) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Very enjoyable and solid porter. 170309
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2003 vintage: Dark red/brown coloured.Light brown medium sized head. Buttery, light roasted and coffeish aroma. A little vague for my likings. Chocolate, roast and coffee in the flavour. The roastyness last till the end. The beer is a little dry and insipid. Had it cellered for approx. 1,5 year.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black beer wuth a huge moka head. Chocolate and raisin aroma. Nice chocoalte malt with a nice hopped finsih and a very pleasant body and mouthfeel. Bought in Indianapolis.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 060902: Changed my rating. Had a bottle from 2004, stored for 2 years. Still black with a brownish head. This beer really grows with time. Wonderful soft malty chocolate aroma, even better flavor, chocolate, mailky and with a perfect palate. Very, very good. I recommend everyone to but a lot of bottles and then store them...
Also, without adding it to my rating, I just loved the 1986 verision of this beer that was sold at the Stockholm Beer Festival 2004...
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep mahagony brown with a patchy and frothy tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma is nutty, roasted caramel malt (cookie, burnt straw), lactose, yeast (dough) and chocolate. Dark roasted caramel malt, chocolate, medium bitterness and acidity, mild sweetness, toast, meal and coffee. Medium and dark bodied, smooth and clean palate.