madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Chocolate brown lasting head. Malt, chocolate and sweetness in the aroma. Pleasant and balanced. Flavour is filled with Valrhona chocolate, roastyness, light liqourice and fruit notes. Is creamy and well balanced. Has a chocolatebitterness in the end. This is a good one.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderatre burnt malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium balanced roasted flavor with a smooth roasted finish of moderate duration.
gunnfryd (8564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate and rosted malt. Flavour is roasted malt and chocolate .
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Black to brown colour with thin beigy head. Good sour wooden oaky flavour with plenty of forest fruit, just going over. Smoky coffee and dry finish.
Lubiere (8248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black but clear beer, with a thin head. Bitter chocolate, slightly roasted aroma. Very bitter, roasted malts with some sourness, a good dose of hops, with not much sweetness. medium dry body.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This fine brew pours very dark, barely revealing its exquisite deep crimson hue. Medium-sized, frothy, off-white head with great lacing.
The nose is smoky, chocolatey, beefy and rich with an interwoven whisper of buttermilk.
Nice flavor. A touch thin, but contains notes of fine chocolate, beef broth and other things bold, smoky and rich.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and
Medium-length, lightly sweet and then dry finish with bitter notes at the midpoint and a mellow numbing of the tongue at the wee end. I really dig the flask shaped bottle as well.
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark-brown colour, chaotic foam with big bubbles, roasted coffeish aroma, chocolate, sweet and oily, the finish is slightly dry and bitter with long and subtle chocolatey notes - mmmmhh this is good !
pivnizub (8000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very dark ruby coloured, visible carbonation, lacing foamy layer; caramelly, dry roast-malty - almost a bit smoked - nose with a touch of molasses and ashes; drier bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; dry (roast-)malty and bitter finish with a tinge of coffee and fruitiness. Pleasant, but not an earth-quake......
chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with big tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, grainy, coffee, liquorice and bitter.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle] Dark ruby colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Moderately sweet and roasted malty aroma with chocolate, licorice and a touch of mocha, accompanied by a shy and fruity, slightly spicy hoppy touch. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with an almost crispy carbonation. Slightly burnt malty taste with licorice, coffee and subtle dark berry-fruity notes; moderately dry roasty bitter finish. Quaffable Porter, that might lack a bit body [13.XII.08].