madsberg (8811) - 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.
Tmoney99 (8784) - 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.
gunnfryd (8558) - 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.
Lubiere (8243) - 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.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pitch black ale. The aroma is all blackstrap molasses, dried plum and dark raisins. The flavor matches the rich aroma... dead on. Adequately bittered for good balance. Full-bodied and mildly oily with soft carbonation. Dark, silky finish.
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 courtesy of Domtom; 2005 vintage sampled 2/2007 - very dark ruby-brown, well almost black colour; the little foam doesn’t last for long; fairly toasty with robust notes of cocoa; quite full-bodied, fine effervesence; the sweetness is partially balanced by a tart bitterness; long toasty finish with notes of raisins and cocoa
8-2000, from AB PRIPPS D. CARNEGIE & CO, 1998 vintage 4/7/8/4/15 = 3.8
Travlr (7984) - 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..
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle labeled Argang 1997. Poured a dark black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate and licorice . Lighter tastes. Very light coffee on top of the chocolate. Body was a little thin.
Ratman197 (7622) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.25l. bottle 1997 vintage from Liquormax poured a nearly opaque reddish black with a small quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of dark fruit,chocolate, charcoal and some vinous notes. Palate was very thin and watery. Flavors of carmel, charcoal, a hint of bakers chocolate, and a bit of wood with a light lingering bittersweet finish.
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Systembolaget) - Gift from MiP - thanks!
Very dark brown, large but brief frothy head. Sweet aroma, a little
sickly, some nuttiness but also plasticky. Sickly sweet body too, soft
carbonation, a little watery in places. Sweet plasticky roasted malts
in the taste too. A decent burnt body - some chocolate. Subtle hoppy
taste builds up and stays for the finish, along with the more astringent
burnt corners of the taste.