TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
This is a foam poor ale with a powerful aroma of good dark malt and coffee. The taste is characterized by hard roasted malt with some undertones of coffee and a little dark bitter chocolate. Long aftertaste with relatively dry bitterness. It can be a little reminiscent of a porter, while its full-bodied taste of dried fruit makes it instead to a slightly heavy dark ale, which certainly is super for Christmas. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Labeled as Rudolf Winter Ale. Pours a clear ruby brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is slightly sweet and chocolaty with some light caramel and roast. Maybe a touch of burnt rubber in the aroma, but it’s very faint. The flavor is lightly sweet up front with some burnt caramel and chocolate, fading to a lightly roasty and coffee laced finish. Medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation and a lingering sweet, almost licorice like finish. Interesting Porter, it seems to be in fine shape if this is indeed retired. I wouldn’t be afraid to pick up another bottle of this as of today. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
draft at Blue Monk. full bodied black pour. Roasted malt heavy aroma with dark chocolate touches. creamy mouthfeel, great balance of roastiness 7 chocolate. Very Nice after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
500. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head that fades. Sweet roasty nose, mostly black bread and bread crusts. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty, bready mid palate. Long roasty finish. Not bad. Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle sampled in 2009. Dark brown almost black body with a rather small beige head. Very nice aroma of dark, roasted malt, chocolate, prunes and some light citric fruit. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt, dark chocolate, dry fruit and citric fruit with a good bitterness. Full body and a long and pleasant aftertaste of sweet roasted malt and fruity bitterness. Harmony and balance.
marcus (10868) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a rocky tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a chocolate and molasses flavor that is a bit too thin and a dry herbal finish.