HenrikSoegaard (14480) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle Odesne festival. Fantastic beer. Off-white creamy mosly lasting head. Black colour. Wonderfull rich aroma and flavour. Oily palate. Drink it!!!!! PorterPounder (8228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Lee’s Discount Liquors, Las Vegas, Nv - 500 ml bottle. Motor oil-like black pour with a slight mocha colored head. Baked brown bread doughy aroma with hints of raisins. Flavor is very robust and earthy with some baked brown bread, raisins, chewing tobacco and a hint of chocolate and black licorice. A definite belly warmer. Mouthfeeel is thick, full and creamy. Hit the spot as I was drying off in my hotel room after getting caught in the rain in the Grand Canyon. Rhapsudsy (7) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2008 does not count
Beautiful head that clung to the glass all the way. Lots of great flavors- toasty, roasty, coffee, chocolate, licorice and a little acidic tang. One of those beers you can drink all day and enjoy. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Aroma left something to be desired.. this bear really didn’t smell great and I’m not sure what the scent was yet.
The beer had a fairly good head for a porter.. it looked great looking thick and black. Tasted great and came in a large highly alcoholic serving... Ernest (7792) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of wet stone. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Wow, good quality evidenced here...looking forward to more traditionally German offerings from this brewery. This is very British in both aroma and flavor profile...like a cask porter, tart and seemingly made to quaff (despite the ABV, which is not at all British). I usually don’t like acid in porters, but somehow the Brit/Irish mineral character, matching bitterness, and rich mouthfeel work out. Very skilled hands made this beer, regardless, that much is crystal clear.
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Pitchblack, little layer, malt licorice taste and also nose. Malt and espressom, roasted coffee beans- long lasting. Nice ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Courtesy of JK at MilkmanDan’s tasting on 9/10/05. Stone smoked aroma with deep roasted malts, and dry molasses. Opaque body with a light tan head. Tastes like it smells. Well balanced. Very nice. Good flavor, but I wish it was colder. Beers of this style should be served between 54-57 degrees. It was more like 65-70 degrees. That’s a big difference. Outside of a beer you serve hot, the warmest you ever want a beer is 60-61% FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma of toffee and coffee. Sweet taste with a slightly bitter finish. Great beer. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2006
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Aroma is mildly smoky, but sweet like maple sugar encrusted smoked ham. Also holds some chocolate, fruitcake, rum raisin and coffee. Smells very pleasant. Body is dark brown to black with a diminishing pinky thin mocha head. Fore is brown sugar, raisins, mild smoked flavors, maple sugar and molasses. drinks like a desert beer and would cap off a meal of spiced Christmas Ham beautifully. tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2007
pours an inky black color, small mocha colored head. Very smooth and rich, chocolate, licorice and a sort of figgy taste as well. Some alcohol is evident as well. Really good porter.