fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 1997. [ Courtesy of sk8viking ] Dark black color with no head. Aroma is heavy vintage, soy sauce, raisin, plum, wood, alcoholic. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter (malt bitter) vintage, with a long duration, very power full. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate to heavy alcoholic. Very power full and more like a vintage port.... but very nice ;o))
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RB# 1700: 25 cL bottle - 1997, thanks to joergen. Pours thick and oily, black. Aroma is raisin and portish, chocolate and deep dark maltish notes. Thick mouthfeel, quite smooth with no carbonation but nut dull as such. Flavour is plain out great thick chocolate, molasses, dark roasted malt notes, sweet and still malty dry somehow. If this is the kind of soy-sauce people are using - please invite me to dinner :)
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2007 As rating number 2 on August 7th 2002: More like Portwine than beer - but great tasting as a desert wine.[7/4/6/3/13]
After 7700 other reviews on February 15th 2007: A pitch black beer with no head, but making curtains on the glass as dessert wine. The aroma is powerful with notes of portwine, wood, sweet soy sauce, dark roasted malt, and cane sugar, as well as lighter notes of alcohol. The flavor is extremely powerful and quite sweet with notes of brown sugar, dark roasted malt, alcohol, portwine, wood, grapes, over ripe fruits, and prunes, leading to a quite sweet, but at the same time somewhat dry and woody finish. The body is quite powerful.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 (Bottle 25 cl) I believe a lot of ratebeerians are missing the point when they slash this beer by judging it by "traditional" beer-standards. This is a beer in it’s own league and not really to be compared to anything else apart from a very few other extreme beers of this world. I’ve had this beer in my fridge for years, perhaps 4-5 years, so I reckon it’s the ’97 vintage. Comes in a cute and cool small, blue bottle with a port-like cork. Black as tar, absolutely NO carbonation. Port-nose and an impressive raisiny aroma. The raisins continue all the way through the beer together with hints of other dried fruits like figs, dates etc. Molasses, malt and an underlying dry hop-character. Sweet and MEGA fullbodied. Gives absolutely no associations to beer - this is Port! To those who tastes soy sauce I recommend a tastebud-transplant. What a pity this is retired.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Bottled. 1997-edition.
Black coloured with no head.
Sweet aroma of dried figs, cocoa beans, chocolate and cheese.
High viscosity. No carbonation.
Sweet flavour with lots of dried fruit, cocoa been, chocolate and prunes. Strange beer.
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (1997 vintage). Opaque ruby red/black colour, not much head. Aroma is alcohol, fruits, plum, syrup and caramel. Very complex. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, dark fruits, cookies, slight acidicness, plum and raisins. Very red-wineous beer. Has aged well. Slight roasted/smoky hints also.
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 1995 vintage (sampled in 2000) Dark brown, very syrupy and thick. Aromatic and rich like cognac. Soy sauce notes. Hasn't developed a lot in five years.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 1997 vintage. Pours a thick black color into the glass with a very small tan head. Very malty aroma with lots of chocolate and toffee. Sweet warming malty flavor with hints of syrup and chocolate, also some weak hints of smoke. Has a very dry malty and bitter finish.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
23rd October 2010
Opaque very dark brown beer, no head, no carbonation. Nose is mostly marmite but has a little chocolate. Palate is semi soft and dry. So to the taste - wasn’t expecting much from this much maligned beer but I’m going to stand with my old mucker Henrik Papso on this and say it’s a fine beer. Immediately reminded me of a vintage port. Rich cherry - blackcurrant and a little tobacco. There is a big splash of Madeira in here as well and then chocolate, coffee and marmite. Finishes dry with a warming afterglow. You just need to get past the nose to appreciate this one!
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012
2012-11-06, vintage 1995, 12 years old, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Black ink. Nice aroma, soy sauce, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, some Sherry, hence light oxidisation. Dense, oily mouthfeel; at first the dark chocolate is very nice, but it’s followed by a strong presence of soya, molasses, even salty, Sherry, and some oxidisation. Minimal alcohol perception.
Very controversial: excellent chocolate, too much oxidisation.
2005-03-12, vintage 1997, 8 years old, 5-3-6-3-12=29
Pours black and oily. Strong aroma of soy sauce; some nuts and phenol. Closer to an Italian digestive than to a beer; Madeira and Porto wine (but hidden). If just the soy sauce character was less evident….