KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Porter! Poors a almost black beer with a large tanned head. Aroma of burnt malts, caramal and liquorice. A full and creamy mouthful. Complex malts in the mid-palate, chocolate and then a long lingering roasted finish. Very well balanced. Not cheap but worth every cent.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a warm dark brown with a tint of red and a creamy light brown head that leaves quite some lacework. Aroma of fruit and burned malts. Quite full-bodied with sweetish roasted malts, overripe fruit, a little ashes and a dry and hoppy finish. Nice one. 190408
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
roasty, mocha and caramel aroma. A hint of berry too maybe? Black wih a lingering tan head. Initial caramel/toffee flavour with a hint of pear, then rich bittersweet chocolate with a great blend of roast, chocolate, spicy hops and berries at the end. A wonderful velvet mouthfeel too.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a tan head. Roasted, coffee bitter aroma with some sweetness and a light smoke note. Roasted, coffee bitter flavor with fruity notes.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 Poured dark brown with substantial tan coloured head. Aromas are inviting! Dark bitter chocolate, dry coffee roast and a hint of dark fruit. Palate translates well, chocolate and dry roast. Finish is dry & bitter from the dark malt and a tad smokey. Good stuff!
fordest (1954) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sune (sunevdj) sent this to me from New Zealand claiming that he was told it was the best beer in New Zealand. He was probally told correctly. It’s pretty darn good. Dark dark pour with decent head. Lots of roasted flavors with burnt and roasted malts. Touches of mocha and some chocolate. Pretty tasty stuff.
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Toncatchers event courtesy of Sune. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. The nose had a bit of a vegetable quality--I could not place it, but it was not objectionable. The flavor showed good roasted/burnt malts, some light smoke and coffee. The mouthfeel was flawless, very smooth and creamy. The finish was medium in duration and very dry with a slight astringency. Overall: A winner, I hope to try more from this brewery some day.
Emil (6070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A black beer with a hint of red, with a brown head. The aroma and taste is of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Medium body with a dry coffee finish.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, hops and coffee notes.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A very dak brown beer with sediment floating around under a brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood, alcohol, chocolate, whiskey, and prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, prunes, wood, whiskey, and alcohol, leading to a dry woody finish.