Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Strømcph in Enghave Parken while listening to Four Tet. Black - brown head. Roasted. Chocolate. Fruity. Light hoppy. Sweetness. Dark bread. Smooth body. A bit boring.
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy GT. Viscous, shiny black beer with a sharply carbonated brown head. Aroma is dark roasted (almost slightly smokey) malt with bitter chocolate and maybe some slight expresso notes. Layered chocolate and malt taste with the smoothest transition down into the creamy finish (touch of caramel?) - nothing out of place. Such a treat to drink a big tasting, stunning beer that’s only 6.5% - huge respect to the skill of the brewery.
Cybercat (3983) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 The sample I got fizzed like crazy, so have a towel handy if opening a bottle! It pours a beautiful midnight sable with a very thick, fluffy, persistent tan head. Smoky, oily aroma has tones of molasses, caramel and fine coffee. Rich flavor has firm smoky overtone and coffee, nutty, molasses and caramel components as well as a hint of hop bitterness. Texture is smooth with a subtle fizz and leaves a nice smoky and slightly sweet finish.
chandler0201 (649) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and tastes similar with slight licorice sweetness. Thick yet drinkable, great example of style.
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, deep brown, almost black, with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and tastes more of the same. Great balance and extremely drinkable. This is the best porter I have had to date.
22 oz draft
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Totally black colour. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and chocolate, sweet. Good filling mouthfeel. Pleasant roasted maltiness and chocolate in the flavour with dark fruits and some liquorice. Tasty brew indeed.
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, roasted bread, chocolate amd liquorice.
Roasted flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of chocolate and hops.
Light roasted and hoppy finish.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering dark chocolate finish.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with a brownish head. Smells of tar, dark wood and chocolate. Rosted flavours, tar, chocolate, wood and coffee. Very good!
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is black with a quickly diminishing tan head. The aroma is dominated by a deep sense of chocolate and dark roast coffee beans. Th flavor is very robust with a significant amount of dark roast coffee and unsweetened cocoa. The finish is wonderful with a strong presence of coffee. Deep dark roast is easily thw most prominate flavors here. The mouthfeel is a little heavy and chewy. I’m a little surprised this is a porter and not a stout, even though there isn’t a definitive answer to the difference between the two.