bergstaden (3383) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
Black with dark brown head - nice malty aroma - taste is of dark malts with hints of roast, dark fruits and olso some hops to balance - very nice, good balance between malt and hints of bitterness - very good and smooth easy drinking beer Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Meilby. Pours a murky, opaque brown with a vague whiff of orange and a small beige head. Hard roast malt and juicy prunes in the nose. Solid body, a little low in carbonation, hard roast malt, some metallic blood accents. Again pruney and juicy. Hard roasted malts in the finish. The booze is pretty well hidden. 290111 Meilby (11826) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ fonefanDedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of dried fruits, coffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours unclear amber with a small bubbly head. Mild coffee roast and ashes. A bit of fruit. Syrupy , smooth and slick. Dry, bitter and roasted end. Nice Rune (14039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2010
330ml draught at Håndverkerstuene in Oslo. Very good looking with a lighter brownish hue over a pitch black body. Artworks to the glassware. Pleasant aroma of dark chocolate added by a bitter touch. Powerful taste of dark fruits, subdued candy sweetness and liquorice. Long-lived, rounded ending of bittering malts. Well balanced and well bodied slow sipper, 26.11.2010.
larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2010
Biggish deep beige head. Deep dark barely translucent red body. Fruity dusty earthy aroma with waxy wild berry notes. Dry-sweet roasty chocolatey earthy taste with lots of licorice, and wild berry and toffee notes. Fullish body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry earthy dusty roasty aftertaste with waxy chocolate notes. Wonderful balance and harmony. Dangerously drinakble. Very similar in flavour to lots of East-European porters. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly.) ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pitch-black body with a medium, caramel-colored head. Nose is leather and licorice with hints of coffee, smoke and spruce. Palate is smooth and near-oily. Salty licorice and black currants, hints of tar cough syrup and coffee. Very elegant blend, well masked ABV. This is another very smooth tasting product from Ægir, a testimony to their professionalism and brewing skills. Not mind-blowingly original, but a very solid imperial porter. The salty licorice lingers for quite a while. Very nice. OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2010
0.5L bottle. Low stable light choco head. Opaque, the darkest brown body. Bold aroma of licorice, extracted dark dried fruits and (black) rye bread. Bitter-sweet flavor. Full malty, without the roastedness. Lots of dark dried fruits, also a certain acidulous fruitiness. Spice notes and a fine licorice note. A proper amount of bittering hops is there to balance. Soft juicy mouthfeel. Alcohol warmth in the finish. A well-crafted one. jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
A rich creamy head on top of the black beer. Needs some time in the glas before it opens up with coffee, licorice and a all-in-all good malty nose.
In the mouth i develops some chocolateflavours, with coffe. Almost mocca feeling to it. Good carbonation gives it a good mouthfeel! abemorsten (3690) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
Tap at Cardinal’s Porter Symposium. Clear deep amber with light brown head. Coffee, chocolate and roasted notes on the nose. Sweet and bitter flavors with roasted notes and soy sauce. Alco warmth. Medium body. Gentle carbonation.