mjs (4535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Pikkulintu) Poured black with quite large and brown head. Aroma contained roastedness, smoke and liquorice. Palate was full bodied with quite a lot of carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, burntness, some liquorice, hops and hint of coffee. Aftertaste was bitter and roasty. The excessive carbonation was the only mildly negative thing in this beer.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF tasting, 1st Aug 09. A malty shell with a fierce hop bark concealed within. Very dry indeed. "Like smoking" someone (tashi?) commented.
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s black with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of the typical, spicy yeast, that Thisted uses in the top fermented beers, but also roasted malt, licorice and light chocolate. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of yeast, spice, licorice, hops, light chocolate and a nice roasted/hoppy bitterness. I prefer the Limfjordsporter or the unblended Ronkedor.
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very dark brown/black coloured with a red gleam. Light brown head. Roast, coffee, spice, chocolate, herbs and light liqourice. Flavour of liqourice, roast, coffee, brown sugar, spice and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Is roasty and sugary bitter end.
Moolesen (181) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl. Colour is black, very nice creamy head. For a porter style, there is a remarkable freshness in the nose, but also the charateristic asfalt, tar and dark chocolate notes are present. In the taste there is a very pleasent presence of raspberries/blueberries combined with the bitterness of a high quality porter. This is a very nice beer, which challenges your taste buds
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, chocolate and notes of coffee.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fresh citrus hop. Flavour is roasted caramel, chocolate and fresh citrus hop.
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma with hoppy hints. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor with hints of hops and also some hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocloate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a black beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is hops, fresh and citrus. The flavor is fresh, hoppy with notes of roasted malt. The palate is bitter and balanced. Overall a good beer.
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I saved this specially for the rating #200. Very dark brown with a lasting brown head. small laces. Aroma: tar and dark roasted malt is dominating, but also a lot of hops in the aroma. Dark chocolate and coffee also. Taste: Really bitter and spicy. Roasted malt and tar. Dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Reallly iteresting and complex. Maybe a little to bitter but a really good beer.