joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma with notes of fruits, coffee and liquorice.
Roasted flavour with notes of coffee and fruits.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught.Very dark with no head due to low carbonation. Aroma of actual liquorice which I’ve only ever smelled in one other beer. Flavour is nicely roasted, but not burnt malt and just slightly of a char grilled steak. Very thick and syrupy. Pretty darn good.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black colour with a small baige head. Light roasted, raisin, liquorice aroma and taste. Medium body and a roasted light sweet finish.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a large beige-yellowish head. Not as sweet as imgained from some ratings, finishes with a mix of roasted, liqourice and bitter notes. Full bodied and quite nice baltic porter.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown head. Liquorice, cara and soy in the nose. Flavour is liquorice, choc and caramel. Sticky full feel. Nice sipping beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Shares a lot of characteristics with a doppelbock. Soy sauce and caramel. Sticky caramel, syrupy, not my thing.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. LIght roasty and light burnt maltnotes in the nose. Some cocoa and liqourice as well. Roast, cocoa, burnt flavours. Alcohol and sweetness in the end. Very warming on the lips. Not the most excelling sample of the style, but still a quite good beer.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
didn’t look much like a porter. no opaque look to it at all. instead it wasw a deep brown yet clear enough to be considered translucent. sweet caramel flavor but very watery. bland malty aroma.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) A very pretty porter in my glass. Aroma is extremely liquorice and the flavor is wuite bitter. It’s very rounded though and nice.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottle was bought in Estonia, the alcohol is 7.5% and it is labelled something like “vintage 2004”.
The colour is pitch-dark. The pale brown foam fills almost the whole glass, but it sinks down with a fizzing sound into a two finger thick head.
A roasted flavour dominates the smell, but there are also notes of candle grease, some spices, sweet malt and hints of alcohol and smoke. It is not 100% pleasant.
The carbonation is medium strong with small bubbles. The mouth feel is creamy.
The taste is unexpectedly mild and simple with roasted notes, some sweetness, over boiled vegetables (cabbage?) and margarine. There is no alcohol in the taste whatsoever. The aftertaste is somewhat unbalanced with a strong bitterness and roasted malt. It is surprisingly drinkable considering the alcoholic content.