3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 Draft pour (growler)
Consumed at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Opstal, May 2006
Thanks to some unknown Danish RB folks who brought it down to the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Subsequent bottles have proved to be equally as good. Nose is oily, smoky malt scents. Flavor is smoky, creamy but rough, with cream, amaretto and chocolate. Some creamy alcohol, cherry and bourbon scents. Sweaty scented at times, but not in a bad way. Palate is creamy up front, slick, then the more rough hops come through. Robust and creamy, that’s how I would describe this porter. Very good.
Subsequent bottles have been just as good.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 19 May 2006
Minimal head, powerful body. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Quite sweet.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught – Almost black body with beautiful brown edge, huuuuge brown head forever lasting, beautiful laces; Very big nose, lacks a bit depth: bitter English licorice, which almost becomes medical, but also lots of bitter chocolate, and dried fruit; Very soft creamy textured, with time in mouth some bitterness appears; Extending into nicely bitter, quite hoppy finish that lasts forever. The body has perfect balance, evolving perfectly with lots of late hop and fresh nuts. One of the best bodied beers I ever had.
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Deep black with a small mocha head. A whack full of bitter chocolate and coffee roastiness in the aroma...I found it to be a lot more full in the aroma than the coffee porter. Beautiful silky roastiness, toffee toast, bitter chocolate, coffee, and a hint of alcohol. Super smooth with a delicate balance and layers and waves of chocolate flavour. The bitterness also tends to stick around for a while.
Sampled at the Ølfabrikken Brewday on May 19, 2006.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to 2 Danes of whom I don’t even know their names I was able to taste this terrific Porter during the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Very strong chocolate, coffee and hops aroma. Black color, brown head, good lace. Very sweet, lots of chocolate and coffee, almost like a coffee liquor. Intense viscous and dens.
urbeer (40) - Lo, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught @ Københavnske Øldage 2006. jet black beer with a fat everlasting head that laced perfectly. Roasty aromas of cocoa and charcoal Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Coffee flavours and a hoppy finish.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Wonderful roasted aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavour is dry and raosted with a fantastic lingering bitterness. Somewhat sweet in finish.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky, black body with a brown head. Intense aroma of coffee, chocolate. Moderately biter, lightl sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter in the end. This one has an intense, warm mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. Fully bodied.
JorisPPattyn (7978) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fully black, jet black even; small dark brown head. Coffee nose, very black coffee, but slightly sweetened, swinging to moccha. Treacle, sweet with very burnt notes without becoming bitter. Coffee flavour as main aroma. Syrupy, treacle syrup-like, fully viscous. Very thick, but all in all quite usual porter flavours.
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Very nice rounded caramelly roasted porter with some licorice and chocolate. Soft round and medium sweet taste, which I like. One of the better porters out there, but lacking some complexity and character.