bierkoning (9035) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark colored. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, peardrups and raisin. Full bodied. Malty flavor, in fact with loads of roasted malt. Raisin. Coffee bitterness. Warming alcohol that bangs your head after a 15 hours working day. Whoahhh, abundant with flavors. Great beer. My thanks go out to Dortmunderfor this bottle.
madsberg (8939) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: This is probably one of the beers I’ve been looking for for the longest time. Burgundy coloured. LIght brown dense and impressing head. Long lasting. Aroma is malty, sweet and very light smoked. I’m not overly impressed by the aroma. Flavour on the other hand is quite impressive. Sweetness, liqourice, coffee and a nice hoppiness laying on a perfect maltbase. The alcahol is very well hidden. If I should critic this beer, I miss a little roastyness in the flaovur, but its still an subtle and complex beer. It all ends up in a remarkable bitterness and a very nice alcaholburnt. LIke others stated. This is a perfect winterbeer.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a moderate light brown head that was lasting. Good roasted coffe and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Well balanced sweet roasted malt flavor with a small alcohol bite at the finish. Very good porter.
gunnfryd (8624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle RBESG-06, GTN. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee. Flavour is roasted, caramel, fruit, hop. Light bitter finish.
Koelschtrinker (8619) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Süß röstmalziger Geruch. Übermäßig ist das Bier von Anfang an, eigentlich lecker, würde sich nicht permanent eine alkoholische Note einmischen. Auch die süße Note, die ab und an erscheint, gefällt weniger. Trotzdem ein recht leckeres Bier, das mich durch die ausgeprägte Malzigkeit bis in den späten Nachgeschmack überzeugt. Dabei ist die im Nachgeschmack auftretende Würze ebenfalls nicht zu verachten.
Test vom 3.5.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,11,11,13,13,12
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg (yes keg), 500ml, at U Kakpra, Krakow. Dark brown to black with tan head. Big heavy beer, lots of fruit initially, then into a tarry, alohol, liquorice experience. There is always an underlying sweetness, I suppose this comes with the territory. Quite nasal in the close. Decent beer.
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice moka head which collapses but maintains, leaving a lace behind. Nose of licorice and chocolate. Locrice and moka coffee in the mouth, with some residual sugar, rich mouthfeel with malt bitterness at the end. Wish they still had it (or the Okocim) at the LCBO. Thanks to CapFlu!
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark brown colour, fine creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, beautiful lacing, some chocolate and candy sugar, licorice and alcohol, full-bodied, very bitter, roasted bitter chocolate finish with quite strong alcohol notes - powerful and very good though the aroma is a bit weak in comparison with the rest
hopscotch (8247) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, almost-black lager with a burnt orange tint and a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The vinous aroma is of port, caramel and dark fruit. Lots of roasted, vinous, moderately bitter notes in the flavor. Also, lightly sweet and mildly tangy; a blend of Riesling and dry red wine. Full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Burnt, bitter, abrasive finish. The malts, hops, esters, etc. don’t really blend well for me. Not my thing, but thanks goes out to growler for giving me the bottle!
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark, tan head. Aroma of burnt coffee. Taste of choclate and raisins, slight bitter finish. Interesting.