fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate, hops: citrus, grass, brown-black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, hint of salty, full body, creamy, average carbonation, medium finish and a little smoked in the flavour.
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Pours utterly black with a chocolate creamy brown head. Thick roasted and smoked malty aroma, notes of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. Lovely thick chocolate, liqourice and coffee flavour. Thick smoke note into the bitter finish. A true classic and a masterpiece amongst Danish brews.
Ungstrup (34226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a nice brown head. The aroma nice and that of smoked malt. The flavor is soft and dominated by the smoked malt. A really nice beer for a late evening.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a huge creamy brown head.
It has the typical stout aroma with notes of liquorice and smoke. The aroma is a bit like the smell of new-tarred fishing nets.
Powerful flavour dominated by liquorice and smoke with notes of coffee. Nice bitter finish.
This beer is nice on a cold winterday, but much too powerfull and heavy on a warm summerday.
But be aware it can give you serious hangovers.
oh6gdx (25174) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Black opaque colour with meadiumsized brown head, which disappears quite fast. Roasted malt, licorace and toffee in aroma. Strong licorace and roasted malt in flavour along with strong black coffee.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Pitch black with a thick, creamy, sticky and retentive head - but a lovely appearance. Smoked and burned nose. Medium-bodied with very burned - almost tar-like - malts and a smoked touch. Rather discreet bitterness. A beer with a great personality. 020606
omhper (23314) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2003 Dark black, maybe because off the artificial colouring stated on the label. Big, malty body. Smoke and coffee in the palate. Rather sweet. A good beer, interesting beer. (6/4/8/3/15)
However like most Baltic porters this is ment for keeping and will improve significantly with time. Thanks to the brewmaster who let me sample some of the 1988 version at the Danish beer festival I relaized how good this ber can become. The aroma was full of sweet licorice, chocoalte and coffee. It was sweet, complex, rounded and mature. perhaps the tobacco flavoured I sensed came from the brewmaster smoking pipe. The finish was mild and velvetty.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. Pours a black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of licorice and chocolate. Some weak hints of smoke aswell. Sweet roasted malty smokey flavor with hints of licorice, chocolate and coffee. Long roasted malty finish with some bitterness.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
25th May 2009
Opaque black beer. Smooth palate, frothy in the mouth. Roasty malt that manages to stay the right side of being dry and bitter. Smooth minerally finish with a little carbonated sting. Gets a little sweeter towards the end.
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 On draft at the new Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle, the recommended finishing beer from Greg the beer manager. Very black, with a brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Nice flavor of roasted coffee with a smoky edge. Subtle and complex. Find this one.
Second rate: unfiltered version at phredrik’s local in Aalborg, Denmark. Equally fantastic, the anise comes through a bit more in the nose, and the earthiness is more pronounced - you can almost taste the stones!