Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
Bottle (1999) at DTE - Ratebeer night (06-01-07). Almost black - brown head. Bread, berries, roasted, burned, smooth, licorice, dusty, caramel, light mould, dry, thin finish - but very good. gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2006
Bottle . Produced june 2005. Brown black colour with a beige head. Pleasent roasted coffee aroma and flavour. Roasted pleasent finish. Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2006
0.25l. bottle 1997 vintage from Liquormax poured a nearly opaque reddish black with a small quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of dark fruit,chocolate, charcoal and some vinous notes. Palate was very thin and watery. Flavors of carmel, charcoal, a hint of bakers chocolate, and a bit of wood with a light lingering bittersweet finish. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma with caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and dark fruits. Sugary sweet malt flavor with some chocolate and caramel. Finishes drier. Medium-bodied. Borup (14487) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, fruit and caramel.
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a dark brown color with a large creamy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Solid roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Medium bittersweet roasted flavor with a medium smooth balanced finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer that did meet my expectations. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark ruby almost black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roasted and burnt notes. Moderate bitter very burnt flavor. Lacks chocolate. AVerage mdoearte almost harsh bitter finish. Oily palate. Not a very good porter. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
Dark beer with good head. Chocolate aroma with hints of roastiness. On taste, this flip-flops, with the roastiness becoming dominant but supplemented by hints of chocolate. Roasty bitter aftertaste. Full bodied, slightly chewy, but smooth. Incidentally, I accidentally served Kathy the top, and me the bottom (i.e., no mixing), of the beer. There was a noticeable difference in flavors, with the ’top’ half tasting less full, and even slightly metallic. This rating is based on re-mixing the two halves. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Opaque black beer wuth a huge moka head. Chocolate and raisin aroma. Nice chocoalte malt with a nice hopped finsih and a very pleasant body and mouthfeel. Bought in Indianapolis. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2004 Vintage 16.9 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Rated 4/25/10. Pours a pretty much opaque black color with a large brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big chocolate and caramel notes with some oxidation notes. The taste is milk chocolate, toasted notes from the oxidation I assume and a bit of sweet caramel notes. Lightly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Good beer... this has aged nicely.