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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hearty ebony colored ale that starts with a rich malty palate finished with clean hops and notes of coffee and chocolate.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2007
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark chocolate, moderate hoppy, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31169) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, vague vanilla touch and slight acidic. Dark malty, hardroasted, mild sweetness and chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29277) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2004
A black beer with a chocolate brown head. The aroma is of chocolate and coffee. While the flavor is sour with notes of coffee leading up to a dry end. But the body is unfortunately thin. Thanks Mike for trading this one with Jeppe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Vintage 2004. Pours opaque black with a small, light brown head. Vinous, delicios aroma with dried fruits and some burned malt. Medium body with hard roasted malt notes, a little metal and ashes but also pleasant rounded notes of dried fruit. Dry finish with a discreet malt bitterness. 120308

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Black colour with a beige head. Extremely complex aroma of coffee, grass, hops and chocolate. Flavour of chocolate, coffee and grass. Thanks Ivan for sharing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and very hoppy with some slight black coffee added. Flavour is roasted malts along with flowery hops and slight dark coffee. I was not that amazed by this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19364) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2002
Very black - nearly intransparent. Nicely softly malty, and full bodied. Very roasty, salty with notes of dark chocolate. Well balanced with a bitter finish. This is an outstanding porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with some hoppy hints. Long roasted malty finish with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Opaque black beer. Light palate, a little crisp. Grassy spicy hops over a light touch of dark malt. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Cask GBBF ... Deep black ... little hop little roast malts nose ... Very hoppy ... little iodine ... some roast ... but mostly hop. DIdnt work for me but still quite drinkable.


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