fonefan (50009) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark, reddish-brown, almost black, with a nice, dense tan head. The aroma is mild, with roastiness, coffee, some hops and a sweetness. The flavor has the same elements, but very low on the hops. Dry bitter finish. yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a smal, dense and light brown head. Breadish and slight roasted malty aroma. Breadish dark and mild roasted malty flavoured with a mild acidic note from the roasted flavours. Ends roasted and dry breadish. Vague dark fruity note too. Ungstrup (38154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Vintage 1999, sampled 2006. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of raising and plums, but also notes of oxidation and roasted malt, giving it a sligth acidity. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of plums and chocolate, but also light notes of the alcohol and oxidation, leading to a dry woody end. The mouthfeel is very smooth. joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Black colored with a small beige head.
Aroma of chocolate with notes of dried fruits, nuts and coffee.
Flavour of chocolate with roasted and fruity notes.
Nice porter. anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. From 2000. Pours an almost black color with a tan head. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with some hints of licorice. Smooth roasted malty flavor with hints of dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Sweet malty finish with more of the chocolate in the aftertaste.
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Bottled (1998 version, rated 2006). Pitch black colour, small beige head. Aroma is slightly acidic plumy and malty. Flavour is quite chocolateish, but has lost most of the other stuff the more recent ones have had. It’s almost close to getting called watery. (6 4 5 3 11)Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottled (2000 version, rated 2006). Dark rubyish brown colour, small beige foamy head. Aroma is roast, a bit of plum and malts. Flavour is plum, roasted malts, some Madeira-wineish hints. Just lovely, and most likely by it’s primetime. (8 4 8 4 16)
Bottled (2005 version, rated 2005). Dark brown/black coloured, big creamy brown head. Roasted malt and old coffee in aroma. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, old coffee and a bit hops. A bit smokish aftertaste. Smooth palate. (7 4 8 4 15)
Bottled (2006 version, rated 2006). Dark brown colour, small brownish head. Aroma is strong malty with some roasted notes in the background. Flavour is quite the same, but the roast becomes more present in the aftertaste. Should probably be aged a bit more to get better. (7 4 7 4 14)
Bottle as Porter Klass III. Black, thick brown head with fair retention and slid lacing. Aroma of concentrated milk chocolate. Taste is smooth Hershey’s syrup. Taste is strong coffee with a tad of cocoa. Impressive for a 5% beer.. cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle at home ... Deep black big foam off white head ... smokey roast malts ... Very sweet lots of dark berries and cherry ... little sweet chocolate....4.0 omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2002
tk 2 ... very molasis ... bit over much ... 3.6
deep black ... thin tan head ... deep malty ovaltine nose ... sweet dark frutis ... plums ... green raisins ... molasis... nice 3.8
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 This beer is IMO too sweet and unbalanced when consumed young. It has to be aged for at least three years (which used to be done for you by the brewery until 1989) to develope it"s full character.
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
Sampling of the 1989 version in January 2003:
Near black, very little head. Plum and raisin aroma. Clean, dry malt character, chocolate flavour. Vinuous, or rather sherry like. Very mature - probably peaks at this point. All the thick, sticky sugar is now gone. 9/4/8/4/15
Sampling of the 1993 version in January 2003:
Some raisin aroma, but less vinuous. Still slightly sweet with notes of licorice and madeira.
16th February 2009
Clear dark brown beer, not much head. Light smooth porter with a very easy going taste. No bitterness or dryness and just the barest hint of somthing smoky. Tame porter but quite drinkable.