Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, almost black. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is roasted, burnt, yeasty notes too. Flavor finish heavy bitter. Dry texture.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big dense, creamy lasting and lacing cappuccino coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel and licorice. Smooth and oily texture. Flavours of chocolate, licorice, molasses sugar and roasted malt. Great brew. Very tasty.
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a very nice brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, caramel, roasted malt and chocolate.
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, as Læsø Porter. Black, rich firm beige head. Aroma of coffee and molasses. Sweet and dense with tobacco, roasty licorice and asphalt. Oily and salty, full bodied. Warming tarry finish. A potent baltic porter.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, BBE 30.4.2009) Almost black with a smallish but velvety and lacy, beige head. Salty licorice i the aroma with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor of roasted, lightly burned malt, lots of salty licorice and some sweetish caramel. Medium body, slightly foamy carbonation. A somewhat straightforward, but very enjoyable and clean porter. Didn’t notice at first, that this was almost a vintage bottle (bought from a supermarket in Helsingør :)
larsga (6146) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Biggish coarseish brown head doesn’t last. Opaque black body. Licorice and paint remover aroma with chocolate notes. Dry-sweetish chocolate taste with licorice and alcohol notes. Mid-to-thin body. Dry sooty metallic aftertaste with ink notes. Kind of a curate’s egg, but in the end I didn’t like it much. (0.5l bottle, Dagli’Brugsen, Stenstrup.)
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A light smell of alcohol and dark malt, some hints of nuts, a rather soft aroma. The head is small, brown and fast disappearing. The body is black. The taste is light bitter, the finish is light metallic. The body is creamy-oily with a normal carbonation and a light to medium body. A nice Porter.
gunnfryd (10275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, licorice. Flavour is alcohol, coffee, licorice, drid fruit. Full bodied nice beer.
Ungstrup (29173) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A black beer with a slight brown shine under a thick dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with quite strong notes of beech wood smoke as well as notes of roasted malt, and some licorice. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, and lesser notes of smoke, licorice, and wood, leading to a dry rosted finish.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor with some hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.