mathieuc (2657) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours really really dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is somewhat shy but full of coffee notes and spices. Mouth is fresh and far from heavy, which is really nice for a porter of that strength. Flavors are again coffee, roasted malt and I’m starting to get the licorice now. Silky smooth, it goes down too easily, really. More complex than your average porter it is quite enjoyable, a mighty good one I should say!
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, enormous amount of creamy, dark tan head. Overflowed the bottle.
Aroma: Dark malt, sweet? Coffee notes.
Taste: Dark malt, quite a bit of dark fruit. Roasted, slight chocolate. Very nice.
Bought: Trade with Bamsen78 - thanks!, 500 ml
Info: 22/11-2015, BB: 30/1-2016
MrOrla (1389) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bullerup puppen. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of cocoa, coffe, roast, licorice, light alcohol. Taste is roast, licorice, cocoa, malts, sweet, quite bitter. Well made
EHSRanders (1919) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with huge creamy light brown mostly diminishing head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet flavor with strong notes of chocolate. Creamy palate.
Nevalainen (393) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color is black with very nice tan head. There is at first a cookie like aroma, then comes coffee, licorice and vanilla. Taste is sweet with smokey and licorice flauvour. Well balanced beer all the way. It’s an experience in World class.
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5 bottle. Opening accompanied by a new-years-champage-like burst, dark brown color and a medium, (discounting the champagne effect), cream head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, delicate molasses, and some wood. Taste is sweet, dark fruity, malty, a tad tart, prune, very well-balanced. Full body, creamy/thick texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish brings even more prunes, more dark fruits, and more unusual sweet and sour goodness. Overall the infrequent burst did not seem to influence the beer’s enjoyability at all and the brew is splendid; the unusual prune-like flavor works well in its favor.
rouhlas (1965) - GREECE - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Olfestival 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate licorice and coffee. Sweet and bitter taste, mostly chocolate. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
DennisKirk (232) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,5 liter, en super dejlig og lækker porter, smager bedst ved de 8~10 grader ikke varmere.
probstblueribbon (3498) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB 28-11-2013.
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent mocha head.
Aroma: Lots of dark chocolate, a touch smoky, very deep, dark, sweet, rich and inviting, milk chocolate, molasses, that grape jelly aroma that I get a lot from big dark beers, a bit of bright berry-like fruitiness, this has held up well.
Palate: Medium+ body, somewhat restrained carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of slightly bright dark dried fruit (big prune/plum notes), dark chocolate, lightly tart, molasses, a bit of black licorice, so much “fresh” dark dried fruit; off-dry with moderate bitterness and a long, mouth-coating finish that has prune/plum as the main element with a bit of dark chocolate behind it.
1.5 years beyond shelf life and holding up nicely. I have a more recent bottle from LCBO...how will it fare?
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice drinking porter. Not that long acquired. A residual bitterness but would have liked to get prime hop flavour.
martin00sr (1979) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black with frothy light tan head. Roasted aroma, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavour has more licorice with a little caramel sweetness and well balanced, lasting bitterness. I get a whiff of smoke or tar. Mouthfeel is creamy, finish gets a little rough. Nice one.