Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is the Christmas version, but it’s supposedly the same as the "normal" porter. It’s black/brown with a moderate head. The aroma has notes of coffee, a bit of chocolate, licorice, berries and alcohol and it has an OK bitterness. I think the alcohol is too dominant in the flavour.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great aromas of plum and raisin - aka dark fruits. Brownish mahogany color with a beige/tan head that flattened and ringed rapidly. Full bodied with mild, very creamy carbonation. Flavor is definitely those dark fruits, and it calls to mind Old Peculier, but on roids. It’s sweet, and there’s some toasted malt and hop to balance that, but "on balance" the taste and the finish is sweet. But it is wonderful in the mouth. The fruit is just fantastic. Some chocolate notes show up in the finish.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of medicinal plums. Taste is sweet plums, raisins, dates.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice licorice notes. Average finish. Creamy palate. Nice baltic porter.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with a large light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderation. Average porter.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tbone_. Almost opague. Coffee, licorice and cinnamon in the aroma. Thinnish, but a nice roast flavor with cacao and coffee. Hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Fine Baltic porter.
madsberg (9310) - Sřborg, 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.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
creamy, roasty with a hint of plastic aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, faint coffee, and cookie malt with chocolate, woody hops and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
pivnizub (8358) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Very dark, bigger yellowish, quite stable head; roasted malt, sweet malt, dark fruits and a tinge of coffeee in the aroma; creamy, soft MF, medium to full bodied; sweet coffee, roasted malt in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. A very good stuff......