kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, best-by date of May 1988 (!!), many thanks to argo0 for sharing this one. Pours a pitch-black appearance with a miniscule tannish head and slight lacing. Raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla smokiness in the aroma. Slightest oxidation, medium-to-full mouthfeel, bitter chocolate dominates; raisiny, complex, layered palette; would benefit from slightly higher levels of carbonation (but at least it still has carbonation!). A great beer that’s held up remarkably well.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33cl bottle, best by May 1988, many thanks to BierKönig) Minimal brown head atop black body) Aroma is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, light smoke, very light oxidization. Taste is medium sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, light coffee, raisin, burnt, smoke. Smooth medium-full body, minimal carbonation.
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Well aged sample (but I forgot to write down the BB date). Jet black body with small, light brown head. Pours with a thick fluid. Nice roasted coffee aroma with dried prunes. Flavor is sweet malt, chocolate, dry fruit and some vanilla. Sweet and bitter aftertaste, harmonic balanced alcohol level.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating # 2900. Bottle BB 1985. Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Malty, raisin and plum sweet aroma with vague liqourice note. Malty, chocolate sweet flavor with notes of dried dark fruit and tobacco. Thanx to joergen for sharing this one.
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best before 05-1985.
Black coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits, prunes and liquorice.
Flavour of prunes, liquorice and chocolate.
Over the top, but still a fantastic beer.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle a couple of years ago. Black, brown head., thick. Roasty malts, chokolade, fruits, dry. Very nice. Chokolade and bitter coffee in the aftertaste
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. best before 2002, thanx to ask. Black colour with a small baige head. Roasted, dark bread, tar aroma and a light sweet dry, roasted, dark fruits, tar taste. Medium to full body and a light sweet, dry, light alcoholic finish. Great!
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pitch black with a brownish head. Very full-bodied, extremely thick fluid - almost tar-like! Very dry, roasted notes but also some underlying sweetness. Very hoppy finish. The strong alcohol doesn’t really shine through. 291099
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, what to rate for my 1000th rating? I really wanted to pick a special beer to celebrate my "anniversary" so I decided to open this, Wiibroe Porter Imperial Stout Vintage 1987 (BB: May 88), and share it with my beer geek brother and a couple of beer geek friends! I got it earlier this year from a collector who had kept it since back then and knowing that it might have been displayed on an open shelf in a light and warm room I was quite anxious to try it, fearing that it had turned skunky or something even worse. But man, was I in for a nice surprise.....
Pours a rather thin tan head on a pitch black body. Heavy and full aroma with lots of chocolate, dark fruit, plum, vanilla, oranges and a tone of coffee. Flavor is very thick and heavy. Nice sweet chocolaty and malty with a woody tone (probably from the age). The beer tastes a little old and over the top but knowing that it probably came from the above-mentioned shelf I must say it matured very well. Still a tasty and very interesting stout and I do understand why it is the highest rated Danish beer (damn Carlsberg for killing it a couple of years ago.....).
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best before ’03: Pouring a thick, black liquid with a cappuccino-coloured head. Extremely roasted aroma. Salty, watery and dry. Malt, chocolate and roasted coffee in flavour and finish. Smooth and dry palate. Liquorice, mocca and coffee-beans in aftertaste. Great mouthfeeling. Fantastic brew!