MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Pre GBBF Tasting
Almost black with a good tan head. All the usual roasted malt/coffee/chocolate character you would expect with a slight smoky hint. Very slight sourness gives it a nice kick. The carbonation is a little too high and the palate too thin to really deliver the good qualities that are there.
Plovmand (6589) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black colour with a brown head. Good roasty aroma with some smoke. Flavour is the same with coffee and a good burned roastyness.
Defreni (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Mørkebrun øl med et fint fast skumhoved. Brændt duft der går igen i smagen. Ikke så rund og blød som ellers er karakteristisk får rigtig gode portere. Men en udmærket øl der er drikbar.
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is alcohol, roasted malts, some dark dry fruits. Flavour is the same along with some coffeeish notes as well as vanilla and wood.
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris_o Pre GBBF Shindig 08. Black with thin tan head. Decent black choc aroma. I liked it. Good heat, nice in the mouth. OK heat. Lacks body. Carries the heat well.
Furseth (1979) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black colour, with a creamy head. Aroma of salty(?)Lakris, dust, flowers and amlts. Flavor has this mix of hops and saltlakris, with lots of malts. Smooth mouth feeling, thin to medium body, and a nice rasin medium finish.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a small tanned head. Bitter with a weak sweetness. Dominated by burnt malt aromas. Medium bodied. High carbonation. TIny hint of alcohol. Bitter finish with some not-so-good aromas of metals.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Tomas & Magnus
Almost black colour. Fruity, plummy aroma along with darker sensations. Light toasty in flavour with bit of licorice. Soft mouthfeel with a slight alcohol bite. Medium bitterness.
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 First rating. (Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Clear dark brown color, light brown head. Elderflower scent, also salty. Salty, salmiak, dry taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. 6/3/6/3/12 / Second rating. 50 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On January 15, 2009. BB 270809. Black color, light brown head. Smoke, salty, cheeze, malty scent. Salty, smoke, fish, light acidic taste. Really needs to be more sweet. Medium mouthfeel, medium dry bitterenss. 4/4/4/3/8=2.3
50 cl bottle as "Læsø Porter", from a SuperBest in Copenhagen. BB 30.01.10
Sampled on July 18, 2009
Black color, light brown head. Malty, sweet, salty, roasted scent. Salty, mineral, dry, grainy, coffee taste. Salty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
stouby (3818) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Black with a brown head, some lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted hard, burnt, chocolate, licorice), medium hoppy. Flavor medium/heavy sweet, medium bitter, but more dominating in the end. Medium/full body.