redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Chocolate malt aroma, slightly smokey. Pours dark brown to black. Sweet caramelly, chocolate, vanilla, malt, creamy, Great porter.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty tasty stuff. Roasty, with sweet caramel and chocolate. Good length, with a slighty ashy, roasted malt finish. Very enjoyable.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Poured from a big fancy bottle. Slight coffee nose and not much else. Very strong coffee flavor with just a hint of chocolate and balanced by a very subtle hop presence. Very dry finish. Stoutlike for a porter. Still very enjoyable but a little pricey for what it is.
omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Bottled at RBESG. Dark brown. Restrained hop aroma. Very roasty and fairly sweet. Strong nutty notes, burnt salty finish. Like a more roasty and bitter brown ale.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Unclear, greyish brown with an off-white head. Slightly ashy, burned aroma. Taste of very hard roasted malts, but yet sort of a soft mouthfeel. Some underlying sweetish notes of (dried) fruit and chocolate leading up to a very dry finish. 120805
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark muddy brown colour with a baige head. Light roasted chocolate, coffee aroma and a roasted hay chocolate, coffee taste. Medium body and a dry finish.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2013 Rerate, 750 ml corked "champagne" bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Aroma of roast malts, cold coffee, woodwork and unsweetened cocoa. Moderately roasty and quite dry flavour, notes of mild cofee and dark chocolate, some woody hints too. Original rating: 750 ml "champagne" bottle, RBESG 2005, Grand Tasting. Dark brown colour. Aroma of roast malts, oak and spices. Surprisingly moderate roasty flavour.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unclear brown beer with a thin light brown head. The aroma is sweet with the most dominant note being that of prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of leather and roasted malt, the roastiness giving it a dry end.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at Greenwich Union. Served as Meantime Porter at 7.2% (different beer?). Dark brown coloured. Sweet and malty with notes of chocolate and coffee. It has an "Irish" feeling to it with its dry finish, soft mouthfeel, low carbonation and rather light body.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Cloudy brown coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma with notes of caramel.
Roasted flavour with notes of caramel.
Nice mild porter.