Thure (152) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a thick brown head. Coffee, Hops, a bit of smoke and roasted malts to the nose. Flavour is smoke, lots of roasted malts, liquorice with a nice rounded bitterness in conjunction with a nice maltyness. Leavs a long aftertaste.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Deep black, with a thick brown head. Nice aroma - Chocolate, smoke, coffee, liquorice, and malt. Big chocolate malt flavor, with roasted malt and some bitterness. Long roasted malt finish. Really nice beer; great example of the style.
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Ölbaren, Copenhagen, 19 May 2007) Black colour with foamy brown head. Heavily roasted nose with notes of black coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Roasted taste with distinct coffee notes, some chocolate and liquorice. Some citrussy notes in the rather bitter finish. Very well balanced, with coffee being the predominant factor. Great porter!
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of rye, roasted malts. Quite sweet taste, roasted malt and rye again. Hint of chocolat. Decent balance, but not spectacular in taste.
EHSRanders (1971) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Spicy aroma with hints of coffe and chocolate. Sweet spicy flavor with bitter finish.
jerohen (2151) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque, brown head. Chocolate, rye and malts in aroma. Sweet flavour, coffee, bitter in finish.
pivnizub (9905) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Black coloured with a small, beige, lacing head; dark-malty, barnyardy and a bit vinous nose; full bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; shorter sweet-bitter finish with traces of roasted malt and dried fruit. Good, but shoul have an better aroma.......
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to thewolf for this beer. Thick black poor with a sticky foamy brown head. Aromas of hickory, moca coffee, hint of vanilla, bananas and makes me think of a nice night around a camp fire... You cannot feel or taste the alcohol. Good bitterness, dark bitter chocolate... Very evolutive palate... Creamy mouthfeel. Long lasting Smokey bitter taste that turns slightly sweet towards the aftertaste. Very good beer, this beer is an obvious stout...
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Bottle 33 cl. Black color, nice brown head. Smoked malt and liquorice. I love it.
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a copper head from the bottle-even though I brought it back from DK a couple of months ago. Smells great and looks great too.
There are some hints of coffee, licorice, and smokiness in the smell-but it isnt overpowering at all. I think that it drinks relatively smooth for a beer with an ABV this high, but it isnt for the faint of heart as it is a porter (or ’Double Brown Stout’ according to the label.) I could drink these all night as they aren’t too filling initially, but you do feel the ABV a bit after drinking it so watch out!
This is becoming one of my favorite beers from Denmark and I will continue to bring at least a bottle or two home from each visit if I can.