Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep, warm sable just a hair above black with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Strong, smoky aroma has notes of roast coffee, licorice and semi-sweet chocolate. Bold flavor has a smoky overtone and includes coffee, licorice and chocolate tones plus a bitter hoppy note and more than a hint of sweetness. Full-bodied texture is smooth and quite fizzy, leaving a smoky, chocolaty finish. If this is not the best porter I have ever had, it is certainly one of the best. Keep up the good work, Mikkeller!
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and charcoal. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth lingering bitter chocolate finish.
Chalsk (972) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the Second Day of Christmas 2011 the beer gods gave to me... A mighty fine imperial porter. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy foam caramel head. Aroma of heavy roast and caramel with hints of candi sugar, citrus and earthiness. A sweet caramel taste with nice hop hit and some roastiness on the finish. Excellent.
Borresteijn (4158) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, beige brown head. Aroma of mostly soft vanilla, cream, some brown sugar, dark fruits and liquorice. Flavour is medium sweet, vanilla, a bit of molasses, liquorice, earth, coffee/moccha, some alcohol, hard roasted malts, bitter roasted finish. Light to medium bodied. Nice, tasty, could’ve used a bit more body considering ABV.
ShelbyGrey (166) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color oscuro negro con espuma densa.Aromas a cafe, maltas, lupulo y notas de alcohol.sabor denso sutilmente tostado.una buena porter
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thick creamy tan head that sits on top as a 2 inch head for ages.
Aroma is very roasty ith lots of dark chocolate malts, cocoa powder and hints of espresso beans. Maybe even a hint of smoke with some light oak notes.
Taste isn’t quite as robust as the aroma. There are sweet chocolate notes and roasted dark malts. There may be a little more green hops as well but the coffee and cocoa powder are more subtle.
Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly light bodied for the style, a tad watery even.
This is a nice porter but it’s not quite up to the standard of the Hill Farmstead Everett I had last night. Good but not great.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen
Black color, with a small beige creamy head. Strong aroma, the story doesn’t say, but with whisky and oak, then roasted malt, and cardboard. Smooth mouthfeel, with a correct body structure; strong flavor of roasted malt, chocolate and some caramel; there is some cardboard too and a quite evident whiskey trait; later there is a too high medicinal note; correct bitterness, although in the end some of it (maybe too much of it) comes from the roasted malt; liquorice too in the final.
Pleasant non-Porter, with some glitch.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt,roasted malt, burnt notes, nuts and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, malt, caramel, fruitiness, nuts and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation. Really nice porter .
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looking more or less black in color, with a small, dense, brown head. Roasted malts, coffee, licorice, some alcohol and piney hops on the nose. The flavor is rather coffee-ish and coffee-like, with a nice piney bitterness. Some licorice. Full-bodied and a bit heavy on the carbonation. Roasted, bitter finish with coffee. A very nice porter, that’s for sure. Wouldn’t mind drinking more of this. Several times. 111112