Vestergaard (269) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark coke-brown/black with a matching small, big-bubbled head. Aroma is burned and with a hint of chocolate. Slight smoke and caramel too.. Taste is pretty roasted and smoked, but when you take a big zip, you get lots of licorice. Slight watery body.
RasmusOtt (1063) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque ’cola’ black with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, some subtle notes of dark sweet fruits, I also get some chocolate and some vanilla in there. Taste has dark gently roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, a bit brown sugar leading to a rather dry end.
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty smell. Dark dark black pour with little head. Mmm, nice smokey taste. Easy in the taste puds. Lots if roasty malts. I like it.
bax (1106) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 14/11-2013) Low beige head, black color, roasted aroma, medium co2, a bit too high co2 for my taste, fit body, rather smooth roasted taste. BB date 01.03.2015 (drikkeriget).
zenkis (549) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tasted with Reserve Special Black Ale
Pours deep reddish, beige-creamy thick top. On nose - at the beginning some milky touch, dark malt with far away candy sweetness, some dark berries seems too. Taste is medium OK, light sweet with average roast or burnt bitter. Sharp mouthfeel seems. There is some coffee like burnt malt hints in flavor. Palate - dry finish, average astringent, medium+ carbonation, medium bodied, a bit slick, oily texture, burnt bitter aftertaste. Seems unbalanced for me, so no more unless for free :) A little berries-fruity in overall flavor.
artmcd8 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at dark horse. Pours a dark brown to black. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Thinner mouth feel and lighter carbonation.
malrubius (1653) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Save On. "A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish." Rarely does the "commercial description" actually nail the beer for me, but this one does. I’ll add that it has some roastiness in the nose and up front but I like my porters more bitter and dry. and the mouthfeel is a little slick for my tastes. But still this is quite good and surprisingly rich.
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Ruby red glowing darkest brown colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malty aroma, hints of dark chocolate, dark bread, some treacle, a touch of liquorice. Taste is minimally to moderately sweet dark malty, some treacle, some chocolate, dry hoppy overtones; lasting, dry, slightly roasty finish with a touch of liquorice.
olio (5953) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with a small off-white head. Aroma is chocolaty and malty, some cocoa and dark fruit notes also, caramel and hints of licorice on the background, subtle hints of rye also. Flavor has also lots of chocolate and cocoa powder, caramel malts and mild wooden notes appear also. Soft carbonation, a bit dry, malty and milk chocolaty palate, creamy sweet finish. Very tasty.
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a thin whispy off-white head. Aroma is rich, chocolatey and sweet. Nice roast malt flavor with a dry somewhat bitter finish. Dryness dominates this quaffable dark beer. Moderate carbonation with a flavorful roast finish.