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!
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
First of all I must admit: Im not much of a stout lover! This example was from 1990, and was a bit gloomy: black body, no head and lots of nuggets! the strong aroma and strong taste was bitter, smoked and vineous. The taste was stuck in my mouth for a very long time (whether that is good or bad). Way too special, odd and bitter for me!
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Expired last year: Black,with a medium,khaki head. Head is lasting,with nice lace. Complex,subtle aroma. Touches of smoke,roasted malt,chocolate,caramel,and nuts. Nice carbonation,thick,creamy,body. Calm,flavors of caramel,nuts,burnt and roasty,malts. Finish is slightly bitter,roasty,very smooth. So very smooth,and balanced with no acidity or oxidation. Many thanks to Mads,and the person that gave him the bottle to send!
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
best before 2003 - black colour with almost no foam, black chocolate and nutty aroma, toasted with notes of alcohol, full-bodied, oily with a robust bitterness, long dry bitter aftertaste of cream, alcohol and coffee - very well-made and deeply balanced - thnks to fiulijn for sharing it
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (28448) - 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.