Tmoney99 (11910) - 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.
Christian (11786) - 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 (11495) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (11492) - 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.
Pinball (11408) - 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.
Ratman197 (11252) - 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.
Lubiere (11160) - 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.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 500ml bottle (Systembolaget) - (6:4:8:3:14=3.5) - 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.
Rerate: 330ml bottle - Argang 2009, BB2011-09, drunk 2013-10 (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Black, loose tan head. Initially a port-winey or even madeira-like raisiny aroma. Heavier dark fruits like prunes too. Clearly aged. Lovely raisiny retronasals, later some aged yeasiness, marmite. Quite thin palate, carbonation low. Taste is a little dry and has some papery hop aspects. Gentle ashiness, no way hear as aggressive as it was previously. Gentle vanilla creaminess to the retronalsals later. What might be called excessive aging has workjed very well for this. Somewhere between the two extremes might be optimal.
kp (10884) - 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.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours nice velvety black in glass with good head. Nose has a little mesquite smoke to it. I got some smoke in the flavor as well as light chocolates and coffee. Rated 8/8/2000