JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle (dated 7/12/13) pours dark brown with nice creamy finger of head. Can just barely see through the edges of the glass. Nose is roasty dark fruit, a liitle chocolate. Mouthfeel is light but held up by nice crisp carbonation and a creamy malt finish. Taste is a balanced smokiness up front which transitions into a roasty chocolate, creamy coffee, with some bits of fruit mixed in. Finish is mild fruitiness, ashy, dark cherries, a touch of smoke. This is really good.
drsandman (188) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/black coca-cola color with a lasting beige head. Aroma is some burnt toast, smokey cedar, toffee. Flavor is light sweet, some smoke, salty, light bitter hop/chocolate finish. Fairly light with dry finish. Nice
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, schokoladig, leicht rauchig. Geschmack leicht rauchig, Karamell, Röstmalz, leicht schokoladig.
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Mikkeller and friends
Dark brown with a light-beige head.
Roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee and brown sugar.
Also some tar and liquorice in the flavour.
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks ArizviSG. Black with quickly dissolving beige head. Smoke, mud and then some caramel aroma, bitter, smoky, a little phenolic but quite delicate taste. Light body, slightly smoky finish.
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Smoke is first thing on the nose but eventually the same weird earthy notes appear as did for the Pilsener, some malty and caramel notes also. Malts and hay on the flavor, mild smoky ham and some fruits. Weird.
lusikka (5941) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a white small head. Aroma of smoked ham, some roastiness, some licorice and tar. Flavour of roasted malts, mild smoked ham notes, salt, earthiness and some weak wooden notes. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Decent.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kronborggafe3.
Clear orange-brown colored with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, bread and smoke.
Malty flavor of caramel, bread, hops and smoke.
Idiosynkrasie (3584) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, mahagony colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, moderate smoky background, a touch of ham and tomato barbecue marinade. Taste is minimally dry hoppy, minimally dark and roasty malty basis, a woody, smoky touch, grilled tomato, a minimally tart touch of tomato juice, subtle sweetness; minimally chocolately and slightly more intense smoky finish. Decent.
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black colored porter. The malty and chocolately aroma with notes of roasted grains. The taste was full of chocolate and malt.
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Low sweetness with a light bitterness. Aromas of caramel malts mixed with smoked malts. Also tiny hints of dried fruits. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry and lightly smoked finish.