Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TFODRBSG08 Courtesy of Fonefan. The color is red-brown and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, light coffee and licorice. The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, licorice and light sweet coffee and it ends rather dry. It’s not very powerful, but it’s smooth and pleasant.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet, toffee, plastic. Dark brown, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, light bitter, roasted, plastic,. Bit watery. Off-flavors, unbalanced.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, thanks wickedpete) Clear dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, coffee, caramel, some toffee. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, chocolate, some roast. Effervescent medium body.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #112. Black, tan head, little retention, and no lacing. Chocolate aroma, cola, brown sugar. Flavor is weak, roasty, cola, coffee-ish, caramel in the middle, and bitter towards the end.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of wickedpete. Thanks, Pete! Pours a clear, dark cola-brown color; light tan head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Full, chocolatey nose: nougat, lively citrus, and doughy malts; pretty nice aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: cola, nuttiness, and dried fruits; very crisp, lively, and drinkable; really nice rendition; robust and solidly bitter. Lengthy finish: cola, chocolate, and toasty maltiness.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago had a corked marked 2007. It poured a very large sized head of mostly diminishing tan colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a transparent dark red brown softly colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was nice with chocolate malty notes. The mouth feel was mild at the start with a slightly stronger dark malty finish. The flavor was smooth and on the thin carbonated side with mild chocolate and brown malts.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Thank you, Fonefan. Pours dark brown with a small creamy brown head. Nose is slightly roasted. Caramel & toffee. Quite ashy. Smooth. Dry end & very drinkable & pleasant!
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ulfborg RB tasting. Thanks fonefan. Old school porter. The beer is amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee and lots of roasted malt. Flavour is sweet malts, dark fruits and chocolate. Bit thin mouthfeel. Interesting.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml # 116
Appearance: Brown porter brew , creamy tanned top.
Nose: Roasty nose with slight sourness , soy sauce and dark malt.
Flavor/Palate :Medium light bodied.Slight mushroom like feel , creamy body with some tartness. Stylistically proper.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg, 2008.
[thank you, fonefan/Brugsmansia]
Pours deep amber with a small, frothy, yellowish head. Nice duration. Aroma has nice chocolate, roasted malts and light coffee. Great moutheel, but sadly feels a little thin. Flavour is very well-balanced, chocolate appearing again, caramel and fine roasted tones. Very pleasant, hust sad that it doesn’t have more oomph in the mouthfeel.