Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a plovmand tasting, thanks.
Pours dark brown with a tan head.
Aroma is loads of coffee, caramel and malt with a hint of coconut.
The flavour is dominated by coffee, with herbal, caramel, alcohol and coconut notes.
Not really my thing.
Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, smooth light yellow head.
wood,nuts, coffee in the aroma
flavor is complex, bitter woody, sweet coconut, faint coffee.
Plovmand (7806) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy light tan head. Loads of coffee in aroma with lighter notes of coconut and caramel. Heavy complex flavour of coffee beans, coconuts, light citrus, chocolate and caramel. Nice one indeed!
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting: sourish green coffee, pina colada mainly in the aroma, weak nutty notes, lots of roasted malts, some burnt notes, medium creamy body, dry sourish finish, real good but not great.
zvikar (4129) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks YK23, pours brown to black with a medium tan head, aroma of roasted coffee, burnt coffee, wood, vanilla, intense acidity and alcohol warmth, flavor of roast, sour cherries, nuts, wood and charcoal, quite perfumy, medium to full body, real nice one.
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yuval. Black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee beans, nuts and light fruity hints. Sweet-sourish flavor of roasted malt, green coffee beans, a bit of nuts, a bit of alcohol, woody hints, herbal and fruity hints and a bit more bitterness in the finish. Strange but not bad.
slowrunner77 (9922) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 "it’s rare when a beer you’ve built up exceeds expectations, and since Stone is my favorite brewer, hopes were sky high for this one. not to worry, though, it did not disappoint. one of the best, if not THE best, porter that i’ve ever had. the aroma was incredibly rich and decadent. coffee, chocolate, roasted malt...with flavor to match and a wonderfully smooth full body. Awesome, awesome, awesome beer!"
tomer (2877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks yk23, smallish head, very dark brown colour, almost opaque, roasted almost burned coffee aroma, mollases and dark old honey, sour flavour of green coffee,barnyard and a touch of soy, not to big bodied. Original and excellent.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark black color with a nice tan head. The nose is roasty with a thick residual amount of coffee and fruit. Not getting as much coconut or macadamian nuts, but I love the concept and they have their place as placebo placeholders on the label anyway. Full bodied and very complex, easy to quaff and easier still to drink. I need to get me a couple more of these.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12 oz bottle). Pours almost black with 1" tan head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, chocolate and nuts. Dark cherries also? Taste is sweet with slight burnt dryness/bitterness following. Yummy! Medium bodied with a creamy/oily texture. Finish has some bitterness, but it is mostly a dry roasted coffee bitterness. I’ve come to realize how much I like these coffee porters/stouts. This would make a good beer on a football sunday, after real coffee, and during preparation of brunch/lunch before the games.