beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent porter. Nice sweet taste. Would make an excellent after dinner beer.
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
what can I say ,just drink and enjoy. Strong,fullbodied,choclate,coffee,sweet and bitter at the same time (having a 2000 vers. left to try and I hope its even better
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent porter. Best served slightly chilled. Extremely smooth although with a less than inviting initial bouquet. Dark and chocolately taste with minimal aftertaste, this beer would be great with a hearty meal or served alone on a cold winter night
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle. Pours a black body with small brown fizzy head disapearing head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt and dark sweet syrup bread. Flavors of sweet dark syrup bread, roasted coffe malt, burnt sugar, small metalic afterast and burnt. Palate is thick feels and syrupy, little carbonation. A great beer that i will buy again.
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a role model porter. deep and only slightly fizzy. just the right amount of sweet and bitter, a nice balance.
sistinas (92) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2004). Pours near-black with a quickly dissipating head. Aromas of raisins and toffee. Taste is again raisins and sweet toffee, some malt roastiness and bitterness, and then a bizarre metallic flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty thin with very little carbonation. Decent but not impressed.
aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very mild bitterness and a faint coffee flavor. Overall all it seems very balanced. It’s easy to see how this made Michael Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews.
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7 Mar 2009 2006 vintage: A bit sweet, but still good. Probably a bit too early? BB date in 2016. The other editions to be tried together at a later stage.
aleigator (75) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronny! Perfect beige head, brown-black color. Aromas of bready, roasted malts and coffee.
Rich malts, going along with toffee, earthy notes, hints of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Sweet malts melt together with chocolate, supported by a perfect fitting carbonation, resulting in a smoky, warm finish. Malt goes through different stages on the palate, mingles up with coffee and later on chocolate, but keeps being the most defining ingredient of this beer the whole time. Oily, smooth mouthfeel, with a bitter finish.
khytre (73) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle.
black, with beige head. Very poor aroma, little to find. To watery in the mouth for a good porter, I find. Nice and sweet and short taste.
I understand that it is pointed out that this is good in a half and half. Should suit fine there..