Christian (12551) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is licorice and ginger. Sweet, roast malt flavour with ginger.
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home shared with DutchDrebus. Very dark, almost black color though a little deep dark red glow is visible. Beige light brown head. Smell almost pure coffee. Taste coffee, dark malts, chocolate and a light bitterness. Decent beer.
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Aarhus, 2008.
Pours deep black with slight red edges. A fine, frothy rim of beige cream on top. Aroma is slightly smoked, lots of liqourice and anise. Fine mouthfeel, lightly creamy. Flavour has a powerful dose of liqourice, ginger and a weak note of plums. Okay, but a bit sharp.
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark smooth light brown head.
roasted grains dominate the aroma, also faint licorice.
flavor is rosated grains, licorice, nuts. ends nicely nutty bitter and lots of roasted grains. ending also have fain roasted licorice. For a 5.5% beer, this one is insanely flavorfull.
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, creamy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light roast malt, chocolate, dark fruity esters and earthy notes. Flavor is malt dominant, chocolate, faint hops and bitterness, light esters and a sweet finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.
Scopey (11528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tesco. It pours opaque black with a medium tan head and moderate carbonation. The nose is chocolate, toffee, ginger, coffee and salt. The taste is raisin, charcoal, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, liquorice, smoke, ginger, wood, cherry and a little salt, with a dry, roasty finish. The balance is spot on, making this a very drinkable porter. Good job.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear but extremely dark brown color. Opaque in the glass. Large brown head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dry roasty notes, tobacco, hops and just a hint of sweet caramel in the finish. The taste is roasted malts, smoke, tobacco, faint leafy hops and a bitter of leather. Very dry and roasty throughout. Medium bodied. Decent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Scottish Midnight Sun
Date: November 15, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, layers of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light roasted
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice roasted, light dark chocolate bitterness, touch of fruity esters
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
kevnic2008 (10851) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black coloured. Dense light Brown head. Aroma. Cocoa, coffee, liqourice, roast, Brown sugar. Flavour. Roast, liqourice, Cocoa, coffee.
Rune (10653) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from a local Tesco store in Edinburgh. Jet black body to a light brownish head, slowly diminishing. Roasted, mid-sweet, dark malts to the nose. Flavoured with roasted malts, ginger and liquorice offset by pine-like hops. Dry, bittersweet end. Well balanced. Good (hotel room, 30.11.2010).