elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle. tasting at DTE. pours black as pitch. dark brown head. fantastik chokolate aroma. incredible beer. deeply roasted. chokolate coffee liqerice. simpsons quote: "good for what ales ya". gotta give it 5.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, light brown head. Rich, milk chocolate covered cherries and melted caramel with whispers of soy sauce and leather compose the aroma. Like the Kaggen, it’s a bit green with notes of acetaldehyde. Again, I’m supersensitive to the compound so most drinkers wouldn’t notice. A treat for the nose nonetheless. The flavor is robust with excellent balance. Hearty, roasted, sweet-malt backbone with moderate bitterness to match. Chocolaty and warming. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and subtle carbonation. Lengthy, chocolaty, lightly bitter finish with a pinch of salt. World class brew! I wish there were more!
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. There’s nothing that hasn’t already been said about this beer. It is truely impressive, from the thick, ink black pour and creamy chocolate brown head to the sweet aroma of chocolate powder and liquorice.
The palate, which caresses the tongue with an initial tickle of carbonation before a snap of dark chocolate and expresso, is the most memorable of any beer I’ve had to date.
The taste is so layered you’ll run out of superlatives long before you reach the end of the bottle. On my list were charchol, tar, tobacco, plums, expresso, and bitter chocolate.
The Kaggen betters this by a whisker - but it’s close, and with another year or so in my cellar I’m certain my remaining bottles will produce a perfect 5.
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown and lasting head. Pitch black body. Powerfull cocoa coffee aroma. Vanilla bitter choccolate coffee flavor with a bit of licorice. Alcohol very well hidden. The bottle was from 2005. Simply lovely.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(on bottle) Oh my.......wish I had more notes on this. Thick as oil, creamy as a smoothies, Sensational flavour, like licking,ar rope, cocobeans and vanillapods at the same time. The mouthfeel was a chapter of it´s own, fab, just fab. Finish is tender, tobacco, hazelnuts and wetlands with a nackof rye. I´m on my knees here...
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2005) @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Dark black / brown color with a average fair lacing brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, dark chocolate, coffe, sweet. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter, coffe, chocolate with a long duration, very smooth. Full body, soft carbonation. Just love it !
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2005 vintage tasting @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Amazingly cellared beer that only made this one even better!. Head was average creamy and light brown that mostly lasted. Color was tar black with a muddy looking body. Aroma was very malty with notes of rye bred, molasses, toasted, chocolate, coffee. With miscellaneous notes of plum, prune, toffee, licorice, port, wood, smoke, vanilla, coconut, soy sauce and rye bread. What an array of aromas. Full bodied with a creamy texture and a flat carbonation. Moderated sweet and light bitter flavor that makes this beer so well balanced. Short sweet finish. Extremely smooth Baltic Porter, defiantly the best so fare and the highlight of the evenings tasting. Once again Sk8viking, thanks for this incredible tasting!
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at DTE - Ratebeer night (06-01-07). Black - brown head. Burned, roasted, berries, high amount of licorice, coffee, sweetness, all the good stuff, both sharp and smooth at the same time, Fantastic - what can i say: Yummi - I Love It..... give me more.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aftenens højdepunkt til den famøse enksmagning. Alle de ord som trænger sig på og i virkeligheden skal denne, uden sammenligning, lækreste svenske øl bare drikkes, der skal ikke snakkes........og alligevel.
Det er tykt flydende, sort, kakaomælk, ristet, guldkarameller og det sovser munden til og vil ikke forsvinde igen. Min nye no. 1, jeg elsker det.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 2005 edidition, Bishop’s Arm’s Luleå. Black like oil with brown head. Very rich. Lots of sweet liquorice, burnt barly, coffee and chocolate. Quite dry for a porter (yet of course sweetness is clearly evident) with bitter hoppiness in the finnish. A new favourite. Love it.