Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Dried fruits. Nuts. Alchohol. Big beer. Big palate. Really appreciated to taste this..
jmgreenuk (5136) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Three Floyd’s tap takeover @ Milkeller Viktoriagade. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is rich malt, molasses, chocolate fudge, liqourice. The flavour is strong sweet with a sweet oaky port alcoholic chocolate palate and a rich oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very sweet but not really. Not the typical way I think of sweetness in a beer. Not sugary.Malt, a little alcohol, port, rich, dark fruit.
Super sweet tasting however. Very heavy and sweet. dark fruit
rouhlas (402) - GREECE - DEC 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared at Mikkeller Bar, Victoriagade, Copenhagen. Black color with beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate and coffee, light wood and fruity. Taste is sweet and bitter like the aroma. Almost full creamy body with flat to soft carbonation.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum’s friend Dave at DLD 2013- thanks a ton, Dave! Pours a deep, dark, opaque motor oil midnight brown with a tan ring for a head. Looks like Dark Lord. Brown sugar, fudge, caramel, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, chocolate chip cookie dough, and subtle port wine throughout- brought a unique element. Full-bodied, with a thick, viscous mouthfeel and low carbonation. This one worked. Not my favorite DL variant but not my least favorite, either. Re-Rate, 7/27/13: The bottle number on mine is pretty smudged- 674, maybe? Anyway, I opened one at Loineshawn’s wedding and my rating won’t change. This is very rich, layered Port, chocolate, molasses, and roast notes. Loads of dark fruits. Solid, interesting treatment.
Strykzone (5150) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esbls. I brought this. Black with a tan ring. So rich looking. Had this after the moscatel version. A little soy in this that brings this beer down a little. Port wine is noted and adds some interesting character. This is very sweet. Very good, too.
olio (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle (orange wax, 2013 vintage) @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle #262/726
Pours pitch black color with a minimal beige head. Lots of molasses and syrup on the nose, port wine is very distinct here, some cocoa, chocolate and wood. Flavor is very complex, lots of sweet molasses, brown sugar, dark ripe fruit notes and port, some wooden notes with subtle vanilla and faint licorice. Alcohol it’s at bay behind all three sweetness, and the sweetness is quite expected with port in the play. All in all a very tasty slow sipper.
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. 2013 vintage. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is very rich and complex; raisins, port wine, wood and chocolate. Flavour ensues; rich chocolate notes, wood, syrup, mild spiciness, tart wooden notes and raisins. Full bodied and an oily mouthfeel. Extreme and heavy. It is either a port wine with beer or a beer with port wine. Nevertheless a true dessert beer. Hyvää wappua.
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and port aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty weak sweetish chocolate woody port flavor. Has a roasted malty dry woody chocolate and port finish with some weak hints of dark fruit.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by my good childhood friend Dave. Pours a rich bkackish hue, dark, rich and ominous hues, some brownish glowing edges, opaque blackish middle with some touches of ruby over midnight essence. Aromas throw distinct port/red wine influence, oak, and vanilla. Red wine, mellow spirit and heat is lighter than expected. Wine barrel, vanilla, and toffee. Some coffee, roast, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor bursts as you enter this one, big roasty and toasty malt base meets caramel, vanilla, some vinous character and good barrel presence. Port, red grapes, and vanilla. Wet oak, some gentle heat, chocolate, cookies, caramelization. Certainly a bit sticky in the middle. Backend is toasty, vanilla, and oak, a bit sweet. Some vanilla, toffee, vanilla, and red wine. Port is sweeter, more vinous and prominent in the middle. Finish is toasty, sweet, and sticky. Roasty malts, coffee and chocolate. Some dryness and oak character returns as we round it out. Chocolate chip cookies. Pretty nice beer. Port barrel seems to have done some very cool things to this beer. A whole mish-mosh of exploding flavors. Obviously some people could be turned off by this quickly, but I really thought this worked. Especially when compared to some other big brooding beers out there.