sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, sampled 2010-04-02) Almost black with a large, firm and beige head. Very licoricey nose with sweetish maltiness, some chocolate, and even oakiness. Roasty, slightly burned-charcoaly flavor with sourish maltiness balanced with hefty sweetness. Not much bitterness found underneath all this. Quite full body with soft and low carbonation. This could be a delicious licorice bomb à la Nekron Stout - but it’s not quite balanced enough. Still very good.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Nnudd. Pitch black body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is peat, caramel, chocolate and dark fruit. The flavour is smoke, peat, soy, tobacco, roasted malt and light chocolate. Lovely.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a medium brown head. Nice coffee aroma with notes of toffee, some fruit and peat. Very smooth palate. Flavor is delicious with round balanced coffee bitter notes, mild chocolate and sugery/toffee sweetness. Very enjoyable
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Black, minimal head. Coffee aroma. Rather sweet initially with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Heavily roaty with a touch of smoke, salty bitter finish. A full flavoured solid porter.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at TAP 1, Copenhagen 08/05/2010
Fruity aroma. Mid brown dark coloured and malty with a hint of bitterness in a dry finish.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... thanks to Jan for this one ... deep black ... big bubbly head ... bubbly light tan head .... huge chocolate nose ... little over fizz ... roast malts ... loads of chocolate ... light dry coffee ... light bitter ...
flemmingwillum (879) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #326, sample from Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010
Amazing porter from a brewery I had never before heard of, and they apparently almost only distribute the beer locally. The beer was pitch black with a yellowish medium high head. Aroma has everything I want in a porter - liqourice, coffee, smoke, tar, and old rope. Flavor was very likewise just more complex, maybe with some dark chocolate added to it. Finish was solid bitter, and palate thick and creamy. A very good porter in the same class and taste-style as the beloved and classic "Limfjordsporter" - maybe even a little better! Fantastic.
Pinball (10135) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark small yellow head.
faint roasted aroma, faint brown sugar.
flavor is roasted stuff, toffee, dark caramel, bitter hops, booze. unbalanced.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Copenhagen Beerfestival, on May 8, 2010
Black color, brown head. SWeet, malty, alcohol, roasted taste. Alcohol, sweet, roasted scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
6 Quite grainy aroma
4 Black even in a narrow class. Tan fizzy head.
7 Very roasted and burnt taste, quite grainy at first, but more burnt later on. A little harsh and papery. Not getting much coffee or choc. Perhaps
some very stale coffee.
3 Carbonation lively. Finish an bit acrid due to ashiness. Hops there too, but not enough to win.
13 Not one to drink in any quantity, as it’s a bit overpowering