sayravai (4691) - 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 (6676) - 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 (1553) - 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 (12299) - 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 (30255) - 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 (19112) - 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.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Maria. It’s looking just lovely in the glass, with a dense tan head sitting on an opaque black body. Some licorice blend in with mocha coffee and some dried fruits in the aroma. Chocolate, some notes of salty licorice, coffee and dried fruits in the flavor. Full-bodied, slightly warming and dry mouthfeel. Dry, coffee and chocolate finish with some hoppy bitterness. Really delicious. (090327)
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of liqourice and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and some smoke.
Earlier Rating: 7/14/2008 Total Score: 3.7
From Superbrugsen, Aarhus, DK.
Very dark brown with nice head. Aroma of liqourice and malt.
Flavor of chocolate and malt. Balanced sweetness and a tone of smode.
gunnar (6354) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Pours deep black with a moderate creamy head. Aroma of coffee, liquorize and chocolate. Full of roasty taste, coffee and liquorice. Nice one
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is pleasant of coffee and liquorice. Smooth mouthfeel. Fine roastyness with some ashy notes that doesnt get to unpleasant. ABV well hidden. Good.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle at Aarhus beerfestival. Pours black witha white creamy lasting head. Lots of malts, caramel, roast, coffee & chocolate in both aroma & taste. Smooth & filling palate. Very enjoyable!