djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head. The aroma is very hoppy with caramel and chocolate. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a roasted malt with cinammon and a spicy dry finish. A good porter from Avery. MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle. Sweet, fruity, roasted aroma. Almost totally black colour. Small light brown head. Roasted flavour, fruity and dusty. Not that powerful, but with a distinct bitterness in the aftertaste. bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Nutty, toasty aroma with maybe a hint of chocolate. Virtually no head, minimal lacing, but a reddish brown color that is magnificent. Starts with a warm cocoa flavor, passing to some sweetness, but enough hop shows up at the end to balance the whole. This may be the first ale (oops, porter) that I would credit with a nutty characteristic. The mouth feel is stout, the flavor is porter. Really a tour de force. Borup (15943) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, caramel and chocolate. Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at Avery poured a clear dark brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, carmel, pine resin and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, pine, light carmel and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth lingering moderatly bitter piney finish.
gunnfryd (15490) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2007
Earlier Rating: 1/28/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Nice hoppy nose. Roasty beginning, followed quickly by a nice hop surprise.One of my favorite porters!
Bottle at Københavnske øldage 07. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, fruit. flavour is roasted, coffee, fruit, chcolate. Nice beer. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown with a beige head. Roasty and hoppy aroma with a bit of chocolate, light coffee notes and a bit of hops. Roasty flavor with some chocolate, a bit of coffee, and a finish with some hoppy bitterness. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle at home. Black - light brown head. Dried fruits, raisins, burned, roasted, coffee, chokolate, hop - --> lovely high hopped. Dry hopped finish. Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle 12oz. Reddish/ black hue with medium brown head that diminished slowly. Full complex aroma of roasted malt, citrus and coffee. Full body with smoky texture. Very good complex flavor with a small alcohol bite at the finish. Very good porter. HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Powerfull malty aroma and flavor. Oily palate. Good porter but not great, It lacks licorice notes.