saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Small head with shor duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are both dominated by strong licorice.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 14th January 2009
Opaque black porter, very thin tan head. Smooth and almost creamy. Mild roastiness but this is a very very smooth porter. Not bitter or too dry. Just a hint of fruit and hops. Very drinkable.3.4
13th March 2013
Thanks to Scopey for another bite of this apple! 2005 bottle. Mild minerals. Unsweet dark chocolate and a touch of coffee, Little malt cream and a mild tang. Smooth finish with a forensic trace of something that may have been hops once!
MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Draught. Very malty aroma, a little sweet. Some chocolate. Black colour, very small head. Smokey, malty flavour. Roasted aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great, nice and creamy. 7 3 7 4 18
Bottle at KØ07 as Eksportporter. Good roasted aroma and flavour. Very black colour, small brown head. Nice roasted coffee flavour. Some hoppiness, getting sour, but nice. Overall quite roasted, but semi-balanced. 6 3 7 3 15
Can, 7.5%. Roasted aroma with some grassy hoppiness. Quite black colour, small brown head. Nice flavour, roasted with some chocolate. Some barley bitterness in the aftertaste. The carbonation is quite rough. 7 3 8 3 18
Can, 2 years past BB date. The aroma is slightly oxidised, but the beer seems quite fresh. Also quite flavourful still, but the hoppiness is gone, leaving only a bit of jam. A lot better fresh, IMO.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Bottle at home ... Deep solid black slight hint of red if held close to the light ... light smokey malt lots of roast coffee ... Creamy ... Smooth chocolate ... sweet linger ... lots of depth... some licorice and american hops in the linger... TK2 (at least) deep black ... huge roast chocolate nose from 6 inches away little coffee ... bitter chocolate front with some hops showing through ... good depth ... little silky ...nice ... 4.2
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2008 Can. It pours a black body under a creamy tan head. Roasted, burnt nose with a little chocolate and molasses. Touch of dried fruits too. Less hoppy than I remember the bottled edition to be, but I might remember incorrectly. Coffee too. It has a chewy, full-bodied and dry mouthfeel. There’s lots of sweetness in it, as well as chocolate, molasses and not to forget, burnt and roasted malt. Some warming alcohol, especially towards the lasting finish, which is also burnt and coffee-bitter. Dry and slightly astringent too. As it warms up, a distinct licorice flavor comes forward, and the hops become evident. The aroma is also changing, now it’s like the first sniff you take upon entering a chocolate store. And suddenly, all that’s left is the lacings. It’s still a nice brew, really nice actually, even though the new owners tampered the reciepe slightly, and it’s certainly one of the most interesting beers in Denmark, considering price and quality. Rating: 8-5-8-4-17-4.2. Leaving old rating untouched. (080816)
Bottled at RBESG-06, GTN. It pours black, with a brown head, and releasing lots of aromas. Sweetness, coffee, alcohol, mocha, cocoa, licorice, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Mocha, coffee, roasted malt, hop-notes and fruity hints in the flavor. Full-bodied, creamy, drying mouthfeel and a long coffee finish with both hop- and coffee-bitterness. A surprisingly sweet, yet dry, bitter and just lovely beer that I wish were available in Norway as well. (Tasted again 060829, and once again 061028, the last time from cask. The casked version had more licorice and more bitter coffee-notes. Adjusted palate from 4 to 5 after yet another sample 061122) (060826)
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Plan B. Black, brown head. This is a fantastic porter, not the first time i get it, and not the last (i hope).... i love it. Roasted malts, prunes, sweet, chokolade, hop, very complex and full bodies. Lovely.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at GBBF 2007. Very dark brown with lasting tan head. Lots of choc on aroma. This is pretty damn good. Smooth in mouth, smooth great porter. Makes you feel all relaxed. Little bit smokey too, but the feel is great. That is such a great beer. So much so that I took a bottle home with me to drink on the train.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small dark brown head. Aroma of toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and vanilla beans. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, vinous, and chocolate with a rich dessert-like experience. Lots of sticky sludge in the bottom of the bottle/glass. A marvelous beer!
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Pitch black, small dark tan head. Loads of coffee beans, roasted malts in the nose. Roasted, lots of coffee there, bite of alcohol in the finish. Full-bodied and balanced - the worth of every praise.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours viscous and nearly black, forming a thin dark brown head. The aroma is rich, chocolatey, even a bit meaty/smokey. There is buried in the background a great fresh grain aroma that reminds me of chewing on chocolate malts. Intense flavour starts with a burnt fruitcake note like you’d find in an imperial stout. This is tempered by a chocolate syrup sweetness. There is a bracing hop bitterness underlying. Finishes fairly roasty. It’s not terribly complex, nor anything even close to a porter, but pulls off a very aggressive concept quite well, which is no small feat. It actually reminds me of thicker St-Ambroise Noire, only thicker.