yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 32. Pours dark brown with a red hue. Raisin sweet malty with a dried note. Dried raisin and fruity flavour, with malt note note beneath. Dried finish, well balanced and still with a clear alcohol finish and hoppy flavour.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of both roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a light brown head. Vinous aroma of raisins and burned malts. Extremely full-bodied with tons of roasted, lightly burned malt and notes of dried fruits. Distinct alcohol and a bitter, burned finish. A gigantic beer - but hard to finish. Simply too rich. 160806 and 070907
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate and coffee.
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
3rd July 2009
Opaque black stout. Smooth semi dry palate. Rich dark malt. Traces of smoke and cherry. Has a bitterish finish which jars a bit with the smoothness of the start.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with dark brown highlights. Slightly earthy, deeply roasty aroma with some alcohol notes. Bitter chocolate flavours, chewy fruitcake and light roast. Oily body. Thick. Heavy, dense but a bit tough to choke back and the flavours a little simplistic, clunky.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, and grapefruit. Smooth, rich chocolate flavor with nuts, wood, and alcohol.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a filmy, tan head. Strong aroma with plenty of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is sweet and rich, very malty, with myriad chocolate and coffee notes. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Finishes sweetly with some roast and light bitters. Solid beer.
argo0 (11661) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Creamy tan head with black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some caramel, light roast. Taste is rich, moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, slight alcohol burn. Medium-full body.
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: A beautiful looking pour from a 12 oz bottle. The beer is black and viscous with a fingerís worth of tan head.
S: The smell is a bit of a let down, especially considering my hopes for this beer. There is a fair amount of alcohol and acidity to the nose which sort of overpower even the coffee and chocolate.
T: There isnít any improvement in the flavor, Iím afraid. A strong bitterness to the beer and an almost medicinal astringency. Behind that, the chocolate and coffee flavors do come out, but Iím having trouble getting past the faults.
M: At least the mouthfeel is nice. This is a full bodied beer with low to moderate carbonation.
D: Just too much unwanted and unpleasant bitterness in this beer to overlook it. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle, but as for now, I donít think Iíll have this beer again.