DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ joes. Pitch black, opaque colour with a gigantic, living, light brown, mocca head. Smells coffee, roasty. Some chocolate, but mostly the burned malts. Tastes very roasty, coffee, very bitter, even some tar, ash and earth. Can’t believe it’s only 6%. Great taste! Full body, active carbo.
Benzai (8993) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 650ml bottle shared by Joes. Pitch black opaque color, huuuuuuuge light brown head. Smell malts, roasted malts, light to moderately burned malts, coffee, chocolate and moccha. Taste roasted and burned malts, very strong moccha and chocolate flavors! Too high, fizzy carbonation, medium body.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Bottle, courtesy of Papsø, thanx. Opaque black with a beautiful, huge, foamy head. Aroma is a littl one-dimensionel with notes of roast and licorice. Taste is better and deeper: Sweet malty, light roast, milky coffee, smooth bitterness, fruity notes. Sweetish finish, body feels light.
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY. dark black pour. Big roast & chocolate notes in the aroma. medium to fuller mouthfeel. Chocolate & roasted malts in the flavor. Enjoyable porter
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Beware! Total gusher. I didn’t even get the cap entirely off before beer was pouring out. Open over or in the sink) 66 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and an enormous mocha head that slowly fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, bitter coffee, and a little ash.
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a huge growing foamy head. Almost as active as some De Molen brews. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some fruits, mild hops and dark berries. A bit of vegetables also. Flavor of toasted malts, dry dark chocolate, fruit notes, caramel and toffee, ashy wood, earth and some sourish berry notes. Very high carbonation, a bit thin palate, long fruity and malty dry finish.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, roasted and slate. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall an average beer.
Pinball (10932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark, huge smooth light brown head.
dusty yeasty and hoppy aroma. faint roasted malts. flavor is roasted malty.
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Papsø’s
Black color with very large head. Some aroma of roasted malt and yeast, light cardboard. Dry mouthfeel, with decent flavor of roasted malts and coffee, but also yeast and dust. More Stout than Porter
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large light brown and big bubbly head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of sweet chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt, hint of liquorish. Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light to moderated sweet flavor with some counter bitterness. Lingering roasted and light sweet malty and chocolate like finish. Very drinkable.