detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown, a bit of ruby when held up to the light. Sparse tan head, reduced in short order to a ring and thin film. No lace. Decent sweety fruity malt aroma.
More fruity malt in the taste - very prominent. A mild roasted barley finish - lightly spiced (hops?). Bitter chocolate, coffee, and tart fruit in the aftertaste. Some mild hop bitterness right at the end.
Full bodied, lightly carbonated.
Geiserich (3992) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Very fruity, sweet aroma with intensive molasses notes. Off-white head, reddish-black color. Flavor is sweet, intensive toffee and molasses notes and light caramel flavor. Light alcoholic finish with acid notes. Notes of plums, candy and strong sweeted coffee. Complex, pleasant brew.
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong sourish liquorice aroma up front with molasses later on. Clear ruby black that is almost opaque. Virtually no foam. Interesting wood smokey flavour in front of nice molasses with notes of liquorice. Low to no bitterness which is just fine in this beer. Very unique. Medium body, low carbonation, moderately sweet finish.
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, reddish mahogany color with a big off-white head. Sweetish, roasted malt aroma. A very solid body with roasted accents of malt. Sweetish with a bitter malt finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Masberg. The body of this beer is a lightly glossy black and it holds a frothy, thumb thick, tan head that is mostly lasting.
The aroma holds molasses, stewed raisins, hearty bread grains and mild licorice and caramel.
Very light malty, molasses influenced first sip. The mouthfeel thickens toward the finish becoming creamy about the same time prune and raisin flavors develop. There is also more of that hearty grain flavor that suggests a filling sweet bread spiked with molasses and raisins for sweetness. There is a silky roundness to what is essentially not a very thick beer that makes it feel fuller than it is. As it warms the finish takes on cooked sweet cherry/marzipan notes that add the suggestion of candy hardness to the finish. A very subtle beer this that keeps challenging you as you sio at it. Very nice.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Bottled 330ml, bought at Beer Paradise, Holstebro. A glorious porter. Aroma molasses, caramel, maybe smoky. Good lacing, frothy tan head, glorious flavour, liquorice, fruity and caramel. Beautiful stuff. The bottle I got looks different to the one shown here.
imdownthepub (12589) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 300ml, Pasteurised. Deep chestnut with white head. An impressive choice of bottled beers are available in this pub and it would be rude not to try one or two. This has a strong dark licorice flavour, burnt and woody with a strange effect of foaming on the tongue. Fruity strawberry and a burn of alcohol. Not bad at all.
MiP (14732) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 8%. Dark brown colour, small light brown head. Smoky flavour, a little bacon. Too sweet and too smoky for me.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with a little fizzy head. Aroma of grain, malt and hints of caramel and something strange. The alcohol are well hidden.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 Almost black, has an amazing very clear dark copper colour, and a medium off-white head. Aroma is very faint, chocolate, some earthy hops and some light caramel and alcohol. The body is magnificently full, I have to idea where the aroma went, as the palate is beautifully balanced with only a small amount of roast malt coming though. There is a slightly buttery feel in the mouth, as well as some molasses. A toffee like sweetness comes out in the finish, the alcohol is non-existent. A great beer, not sure if I’d call it a standard porter though.