fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color; creamy brown head. Mid-strength aroma, with roasted malt; cheesy, cellar's mould, milk cream, light phenol… Very good balance of strong characters: malt, roasted malt, liquorice, caramel, light coffee, nuts, sweet body (and strong bitterness at the end). Yes, it's very well brewed and pleasant.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage from 1990, 13 years old. Almost completely black, no head at all. The aroma is very vineous, roasted malt and roasted toffee. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, toffee, hints of rye. Very full bodied. By the way, there was nuggets in it. Very nice stout, although i would like to taste a newer one.
Ungstrup (27687) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Vintage, cirka 2 years old.Wow, First a great thanks to Jacob Lövenlund for sharing this one with me - I loved every sip. The color is black with a chocolate brown head though collapsing. The aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, and hints of smoke - fantastic. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted bread, coffee, chocolate, and slight smoke. A fantastic beer. I hate Carlsberg for discontinuing this beer - it was the best porter and maybe the best beer on the Danish market. Unfortunatly it is the big buck and not the flavor that desides the destiny of beers.
The new release fresh: A pitch black beer with a huge very dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong note of chocolate and roasted malt as well as lighter notes of oranges. The flavor is very sweet with the alcohol tickling the tongue, and with notes of chocolate at first, which resides just a bit to give way to a roasted malt and coffee middle, before a quite bitter finish sets in with bitterness both from chocolate and coffee. [8/5/8/4/17=4.2]
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yes! Has a nose like those hard licorice candies in Scandinavia (Malaco, but without the salt!). The nose also has a little balsamic vinear scent too. Opaque balck color and a great frothy head - a handsome beer! Complex body of deep coffee and wood tastes. Roasted nuts too. The vinegar undertones allude to the aged quality of this beer. Dry bitter end that is chalky. Full body and just an excellent beer. A real treat. Thanks Martin and Jacob!
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ah - what a great treat from Jacob and Martin! Thank you so much! Licorice, chocolat and coffee nose. Opaque, light hazelnut brown had. Smoked, chocolate, roasted and coffee beans taste. Edgy, cause hops comes through in kind of agressive intervalls but still nice. What a great beer.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a brown head. Pours very thick. Nose and body of liquorice, nuts and roasted malt. Creamy and silky feel to it, full-bodied, good balanced. Slightly bitter touch but smooth finish. This beer is slihtly more bitter and less sweet than Gl. Carlsberg Porter. The best porter from Denmark. A scandal that Carlsberg discontinues this porter to leave the market open for Gl. Carlsberg Porter. Shame on you Carlsberg! The beer I had was best before July 22, 2002. But it did not seem to be a problem.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black Pour with a thick tan head.Nose is like those coffee/hot chocolate drinks that my wife likes so much. Mouthfeel is best described as velvety,silky,creamy, full bodied pick the one you like best. Flavor has all the usual suspects dark roasted coffee,bitter chocolate, dark fruit. Along with a smokinessthat cuts in near the finish. An excellent brew and my Thanks go out to madsberg for pleasure of drinking it.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black with a creamy tan head. roasty and creamy chocolate milk aroma. silky mouthfeel. delicious and complex mix of flavours - bitter sweet cocoa, coffee, nuts, dark fruit, roast and bitterness. lovely.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Creamy, roasty, some nuttiness. Good flavour development. Too bad they've discontinued this - Olenthusiaster mounting a campaign to save it hopefully?
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thing of beauty, black with a brown head. The nose is sweet light chocolate with a good dose of roast and a touch of alcohol. The body is very roasty with a welcomed alcohol bite that doesn't impede the long finish. Very nice example. Is there a bad baltic porter out there?