rouhlas (2897) - GREECE - MAR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Nils! Dark brown to black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, dark dried fruits, licorice, milk chocolate, some spicy notes. Sweet and light bitter taste, mocha, caramel, chocolate, some coffee notes, fruity. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
martin00sr (2981) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate and licorice aroma. Nearly black with small light tan head. Bitter licorice flavour, bitter chocolate malty and warming alcohol. A little rough but nice enough.
Bamsen78 (5104) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy nearly black with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, wit notes of caramel, chocolate and coffee. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and chocolate, with notes of roast and coffee and hints of fruit and hops. Warming but not disturbing alcohol presence. Fruity and roasty afteraste with bitter hints of alcohol. Good. More palatable than the excessively boozy imp stouts.
MiP (15328) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10%. Faint fruity aroma. Almost black colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is roasted and fruity with a good alcohol note in the finish to balance. The bitterness is a bit rough, perhaps too much bitterness from the alcohol. The barrelled version I liked a lot better, perhaps this would improve with a few more years in the bottle.
ALLOVATE (2932) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cheers to bergstaden for this one, even if its taken me three years to open the bottle. Skål!
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Thiny looking and translucent - a deepest, darkest cola brown. Headless and still. Deep blend of umami, charbroiled meatiness, velvety Belgian chocolate, fresh strapped leather, woody spice and plum wine on the nose - beautifully consumed. Medium bodied and velvety smooth like a fine Merlot with the viscosity of a chocolate liqueur. Quite a bit of warmth aides the complex malt and yeast nuances. The umami of the nose comes through in leaps and bounds. Lots of chocolate, light residual sweetness and nuttiness. Plum and savoury fruit notes build. Long in the swallow. A very slow sipper, but a wonderful one. Love this beer. A true imperial porter that is perfectly balanced and steers well clear from being over the top. Absolutely delicious!! (50cL, no date stamp)
Desverger (9148) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
, Copenhagen - pours black with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate prominence, some coffee, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla traces throughout into a solid roasted finish. Very nice!
Klimaet (2135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, malty, light tobacco, cocoa, dark fruits. Taste is bitter, roasty, dark chocolate, dark fruits, cocoa, malty.
alkolord (415) - - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkelbraun fast schwarz, cremiger brauner Schaum, röstnoten in der Nase, röstaromen im Geschmack, solide bittere und leichte süße, geschmacklich starkes Porter
bursprak (2653) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split two ways. Black pour with a rather frothy tan head. Notes of roast, licorice, dates, bitter chocolate, tar and some light coffee.
Nevalainen (638) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with no head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet with coffee and vanilla notes. Low carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Pretty good.