Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) 4.3% ABV in my version. A black and opaque beer with the most beautiful and delicate, creamy, beige head leaving a broad curtain of laces. Aroma of lightly burned malts. Fairly light-bodied with accents of hard roasted malts - and then nothing much more. The bitterness is light and short. A light and very elegant British style session Porter. 210307
omhper (22885) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black, near no head. Tarry licorice aroma. Aggresive resiny hops makes up most of the flavour. Dryish, yet syrupy. Tarry roasty finish. Some interesting flavours, but feels quite rough.
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee in the aftertaste.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with some reddish highlights and a khaki colored head.
S: Very roasty, especially for a porter, with perhaps a bit of burnt sugar. There are some nice coffee aromas and I would say some bitter dark chocolate is in there as well. Maybe even a hint of licorice.
T: Once again, an intense roasted malt character to the beer. There’s a moderate bitterness associated with that and a muted chocolate flavor. A pretty decent amount of coffee, too. This beer seems fairly dry.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. As I said, pretty dry on the back end.
D: I’d actually consider drinking this again. I like this beer quite a bit, probably one of the better Magnolia beers.
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Toasted malt aroma. Dark opaque black color with no real head. Near medium body with minimal carbonation. Light roast (touch of toast) malt with floral bitter and a hint of coffee. Finishes dry, but not astringently so. Really rather refreshing in a dark way.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: A stouty porter, good flavor, more bitterness than normal. Quite a treat
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Magnolia, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, light espresso, and unsweetened powdery cocoa. Flavour brings out toasted malt and powdery unsweetened bitter cocoa. Smooth, dry, and powdery on the plate. Solid porter.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a briefly retaining light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/coffee/cocoa, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt, light acidic hops.
Sammy (10752) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at Magnolia. Awesome porter, although served on the cold side. Black with some brown head and brown lace.Roast aromas rght there. Bold flavours, with great coffee yet I am not a coffee drinker. Mild 30 IBU. Creamy big mouthfeel, though offset by somewhat much carbonation. Good drinkability. Some expresso.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast, a touch of astringent cocoa. On the thin side, roast, cocoa, burnt chocolate. Slow roast into the finish, earthy cocoa.