Ungstrup (38418) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2004
A dark amber beer with a fine beige head though disappearing. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and straw. The flavor is sweet too with notes of cinnamon, caramel - to end on a slight sour note. It is way too sweet for a Porter - even though it holds 9.4% ABV. Thanks to Per (omhper) for trading this with me. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Aroma of dish washer, liquorice and chocolate.
Flavour of dried fruits, chocolate and liquorice.
Well hidden alcohol. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty fruity sugary dark fruit flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a very sweet malty chocolate finish. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 Bottled. Black opaque colour, brown foamy head. Chocolate and toffee in aroma along with roasted malt. Flavour is very roasted and bitter with hints of dark chocolate. Smoothens up a lot as it gets warmer. Some weird sweet flavour is also present. Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle shared with Couchsurfers Eric and Griff, cheers! Clear deep amber brown color, tan head. Nice aroma of burnt brownies, licorice, espresso. Taste is licorice and chocolate. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle at home ... that to Pat for this ... Deep deep brown little red tinge ... good soft roast no bitter malt nose ... over fizzy .... good chocolate ... lots of roast malts ... A decent Porter all in all this is a solid pint. omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Bottled, Best Before 2004. Very dark brown, minimal head. Slight raisin and madeira up front. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Caramelly with signs of oxidation, but in a madeira-like very pleasant way. The initial sweetness has dried out and now it drinks very well. Low bitterness. Glad I saved a few bottles of this!
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
Old rating from 2003 - Bottled. Dark mahogany. Fruity licorice aroma. Syrupy mouthfeel, some coffee, very rich and warming with sugary finish. (7/4/6/3/13)
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Very dark, almost black with a light brown head from the dark malts. Very sweet (sweetened?) almost vinous in the direction of portwine. Somehow reminds me of dark Trappists (yes, really...) just not quite as complex in the flavour pattern. Not much bitterness. For a beer this strong it goes down scaringly easy, you don’t really sense the alcohol. A pleasant surprise. 110704 chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, August 2005. Nearly black, with a ruby tinge. Strong Baltic Porter character, with licorice and tar, some tart fruit and very noticeable volatile alcohol in the aroma. But is shockingly sweet and, coupled with the alcohol burn, this makes for a very odd mouthfeel indeed. Like surgical spirit mixed with cassis and treacle - more like a medicinal tincture than a beer. Rather crude. Not really my thing.
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014
2013-09-24, bb bb 04.04.05.1, 9+ years old, 6-4-3-2-7=22
Roasty and sour, some vinegar. It went off.
Malty and with a soft liquorice line; some sweetness. Pleasant but not enough bitter.
Dark amber color. Light malt, malt and vegetables aroma. Sweet; caramel, nuts. Average, for the common drinker. Thanks Jens (Ungstrup) for this bottle.