Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s pitch black and the head is dark brown, creamy and lasting. The aroma has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, soy sauce and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, a roasted bitterness, light soy sauce and towards the end of the very long finish, I also get hits of coffee.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour with a medium light brown head and a good lacing. Powerful aroma and taste of roasted malts, sweet chocolate and caramel. Low bitterness.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle at Skallerup Klit. Black color, lovely brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, sweet and very nice. A bit bitterness in the finish.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Black beer with nice head. Aroma of bread and dark fruit + caramel. Flavor of bread, dark fruit and a bit of burned flavor for the aftertaste.
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroma of chocolate, liquorice, dried fruits and rye bread.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, liquorice, dried fruits, rye bread and hops.
Dry roasted and hoppy finish.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shorts smagning med klubben. Massiv sort med et beigefarvet skum. Dumlekarameller, kaffe, kaffegrums, bitter mørk chokolade. God bitterhed fra choko og humlen. Lav i kulsyre.
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shorts tasting with The Club +a few. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Low sweetness. Aromas of roasted malts and some cherries. Funghi hints. Medium body. Low carbonation. Bitter toasted finish.
Rune (7988) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Shared with Skinnyviking. Dense, tan coloured head over a devil-black body. Nice glass-lacing. Dark malty aroma with notably alcohol. Anise and chocolate can be detected, but the delicate flavour is partial run over by alcohol. Bitter endnotes. Full bodied (Valby, 10.09.2008)
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Black - brown head. Burned, roasted, berries, nice hoppy, sweetness, fruity, chocolate, caramel. Nice straight porter.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750mL Bottle. Dark brown, blackish opaque color with ruddy tannic hues and a thin, wispy head of light tan. Fudgey, chocolate brownie malt aromas with hints of prune and raisin. Some toasted almond and other mild nutty and light roasty malt tones compliment nicely. Medium full bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a slightly oily texture. Flavors of chocolate and toast with a kiss of minty hops. Finishes moderately roasty with a pleasant coffee flavor lingering. Wonderfully decadent chocolate malt base with lots of depth and heft, yet at the same time not overly sweet. Pleasantly fruity and an overall well executed beer. Thanks, Tom!