cgarvieuk (21887) - 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 (1185) - 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 (11940) - 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 (9594) - 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 (14122) - 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
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap@Lord Nelson, København. Dense tan cream head. Ruby shaded, black body. Subtle aromas of sourish dark fruits, light ashy dark malts and a soft roastedness. Coffee-ish and roasted malt flavor. Some smoke notes and a gentle bitterness. Very smooth and creamy in the mouth, with a soft sparkling carbonation. Mid-bodied.
Finishes dry and light bitter. Elegant and well-crafted.
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Poured as black with quite large and light brown head. Aroma contained roastedness and liquorice. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, liquorice, chocolate, ash, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter.
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a beige head. Dry and hoppy with aromas of toasted malts. Also hints of peat and tiny hints of band aid. Medium bodied. Dry, hoppy and toasted finish with dark chocolate and alco-warmness.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks Timo A.). Very deep brown, close to black, colour with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, some smoked wood and also mild liquorice and some alcohol. Flavour is smoked wood, some grains, ashes and liquorice, leather and some mild alcoholic sweetness as well. Pleasant brew.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s pitch black with a nougat colored, creamy head. The aroma has notes of licorice, light smoke and black coffee. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of licorice, light smoke, bitter chocolate and the finish is roasted bitter – a really nice one!