hallinghansen (2607) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium quick disappearing brown head. Aroma is lots of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit. Flavor is lots of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, light alcohol. Low to medium carbonation.
gunnar (7386) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours pitch black with a moderate sized tanned head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate and lots of hops. Taste is weaker than suggested by the aroma, but liquorice, port, coffee and even a whiff of smoke, nice beer. Full bodied.
Vaiz (4170) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Thick black pour with a dense tan head. Beautiful. Aroma of coffee, licorice, peat, loads of roasted malts and some bready yeast. Flavor is dry, black coffee, burnt malts and some bread. Very nice round flavor and a distinct coffee taste that is really flavorful. Very nice brew.
abemorsten (3475) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cardinal’s Porter Symposium. Dark brown short lived head on a clear brown body. Rich roasted notes, chocolate on the nose. Roasted, salty and alcoholic sweet impression in the mouth. Dry. Full body. Medium carbonation.
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Bottle, at Cardinal’s Ølsymposium. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Lovely and well rounded aroma and flavour with all the typical robust porter qualities, but the roastiness is not overdone. Smooth and nicely balanced. Will give a more detailed review on the next occasion.
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2010, Brouwerij de Molen, Overtocht 43, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate malt, strong coffee, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
SaintMatty (6464) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (Stockholm Beer Festival 2010) - Dark brown in colour. Roasted aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Smooth taste with more roasted notes, roasted coffee and plain chocolate.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ 2e BBF. A dark brown colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of sweet chocolate with dark fruits. The taste is very fruity with sweets of chcoclate with some bittreness. The aftertaste is dry, bitter with some sweet.
cgarvieuk (19720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
at De Molen Festival 2010 ... deep black ... thin lacing ... sweet toffeee roast ... little coffee ... little woddy toffee nose .. sweet rich .. toffeee ... roast malts ... solid body .. very tasty
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairbar, Aarhus, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor with smooth chocolate. Nice palate