brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is nearly black with an initially fluffy tan head which dies down to a nice layer on top of the beer.
S: The nose has some excellent roasted malt and coffee aromas which go along nicely with some molasses, dark chocolate, and perhaps even a touch of dark fruit.
T: The flavor offers up a nice contrast of mildly sweet and bitter chocolate along with coffee, roasted malt, and then some more roast for good measure.
M: The body is medium to full with a fairly low level of carbonation and a bitterness on the finish.
D: An excellent porter and very representative of its style. I’m glad to have tried this one and would definitely do so again.
Oakes (15490) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (15483) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Simply one of the best porters/stouts I have ever tasted. Black with brown head. Chocolate charamel and fruity. The fruityness is a bit like in Ellezelouise Hercule. Full and long finish. Bravo!
MiP (15253) - 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.
chrisv10 (15174) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted both the 33cl can and the 50cl bottle version. Bottle version is superior. Great beer.
Theis (15119) - 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.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Nose is heavy roasted malts and coffee. Very full nose. Taste is typical vanilla bean, coffee, mocha, dates, raisins, slight warming alcohol and roasted malts. Good porter.
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG-06, GTN. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, fruit, hop, vanilla. Flavour is hop, roasted, coffee, fruit,vanilla.
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle (conditioned). Deeply dark chocolate aroma. Opaque brown/black color with a decent head that is nearly brown! Full bodied. Decent carbonation, light, almost creamy. Starts with toasted malt bitter accompanied by chocolate. There is a strong burnt character that follows. The finish is quite dry, and more unsweet toasted malt than bitter, but there is a coffee bitter presence, and suggestions of smoke. Really very good.
FatPhil (13588) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Bottle (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki).
Superbly sticky port-wine aroma. Taste to match. Fills the mouth with a deep and dark roast. Not a quaffing beer, but a great sipper.