omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2011. Very dark brown, small head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Sweet with medium body and celan rounded mouthfeel. Some herbal spices, lots of molasses. Almost plastic tasting finish.
abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-26.
Light brown head on a clear, deep mahogany body. Dried dark fruits, dark toffee, cardamum and other spices on the nose. Roasted, spicy, toasted, prune sweet and bitter mouth. Full body. Dry finish.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBF. Pours brown black with small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, dark bread, roasted and spicy. Flavor is acidy, malty, roasted, spicy, coffee and a bit sweet. Finishes very nice with a sweet bitter aftertaste.
Sigmund (4502) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Copenhagen Beer Festival. ABV was listed as 7.5%. Dark brown colour. Aroma and flavour of coffee, vanilla and cinnamon, well balanced. Very enjoyable - a beer I’d be happy to drink at the Yuletide. Well, at any time of the year, actually.
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and spiciness (aniseed and coriander), faint coffee. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, spiciness (aniseed and coriander), some fruitiness and roastiness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, spiciness and some roastiness. Sweetish porter with aniseed spiciness.
BoBoChamp (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, at 7.5%Vol, as Fanø Julebryg, Danish brew, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex Porter, spicy and roasted, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good X-Mas brew
dEnk (3105) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ACBF. Aroma is deep roasted malt, laurel, liquorice, tobacco, molasses and herbs.
Flavour is creamy and milky coffee, roasted mocca. Nice and subtle.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Makke. Dark maroon, huge tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Taste is very smooth roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Nice.
meerbier (1370) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home, label said 7.5%. Cardamom, mint, malts and prune aroma. Opaque, light brown head, very nice lace. Mocha, light sweet, cardamom, light bitter, roasted finish. Dryish, very soft mouth feel. Very much X-Mas, technically very well brewed but I’m not a big cardamom fan.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome. Labeled as "Julebryg 2010 Coffee Porter." The pour is deep ruby to near black with a massive, light tan head with insane retention and massive lacing. Aroma is muted, coffee, cocoa, spice, mace, hazelnut, wet cinnamon. Taste is spicy, Kahlua, creamy coffee, rich chocolate, Godiva liquor, chocolate milkshake. Soft, creamy palate. Incredible. One of my favorite porters of all time.