saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jug. Nicebig head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma is roast malt, licorice. Taste is roast malt, spices and licorice.
MiP (13997) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Malty aroma. Nice brown colour. Sherry/wine-like undertones reminding me of old/vintage beer.
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75 cl (BB 06/2007)
Dark ruby color, cloudy expresso head, lace. Berry aroma, malts, hints of cardboard. Medium-bodied, but a bit watery palate. Barley, roasted flavor, also berry-like tones. "Watered barley wine".
Oakes (13154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut colour with a light tan head. Aroma shows toffee, caramel, nuts. Lean toffeeish malt notes in the body. Light walnut, almond hints as well. Sweetish and pleasant, but does not capture my imagination.
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Hoogstraten Porter. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, light roasted malt, dried fruit and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 071011
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Dark amber/brown color, nice creamy beige head. Great aroma, malty, milky, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, raisin and some fruity notes. Milky chocolate flavor, nutty notes, some hops, vanilla. Mild finish.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with about a finger of off-white head.
S: Lots of malty sweetness with a definite dark fruit aroma which consists mostly of plums, black cherries, and raisins. There is a mild roasted malt quality and some nice toffee, chocolate, and caramel.
T: While the beer smells nice, there is a bit of a cardboard flavor to it. The sweetness is still there with plenty of toffee, chocolate, and caramel, along with the fruitiness. A mild to moderate roasted malt quality and a fair amount of yeast.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Smelled quite nice and tasted pretty good as well. Not a bad beer.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown color with a thick, frothy (like a root beer float), long-lasting, beige head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Flavors of toffee and cola. Bitter palate.
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark malt and arguably citrus hop. A huge frothy tan head on top of a ruby mahogany beautiful color. Although strong light is required to penetrate the ale. Full bodied, creamy carbonation. Some citrus sour, some coffee, arguably anise, could be prune or plum. The finish is fairly dry, lightly bitter, again some anise, and mostly just wonderful. Way underrated. Truly.
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, fruit, sugar. Flavour is alcohol, malt, fruit, sugar, caramel, spices. Full bodied nice beer.