argo0 (13614) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50cl bottle, thanks Jens) Brown head atop a black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, coffee, roast, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Slight medicinal quality in the chocolate bitterness. Medium body.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Ungstrup. Black body with a small tan head, lasting cover. The aroma is very roasted and slightly burnt, chocolates. The flavor is rich and oily bakers chocolates, quite bitter, some molases. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky brown with deep full beautiful brown bear head. Looks like a dessert treat. Lots of chocolaty, yule log aromas coffee and cinnamon. Its luscious in the mouth - toasty dark bread with dark chocolate, roast nutts, and rich coffee. Glittering big lace. A big thank you to Papsoe! I waited a long time to indulge this one. And it truly transcends usual boundaries like season of beer by dint of sheer excellence, although I wouldn’t mind holding this at the Yule ceremony every year, not at all! Very smooth palate and impressive that its so chock full of flavor with a relatively modest alcohol content. Fruit, dates, and fertile earth. Tops - a very solid, classic porter.
egajdzis (6239) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown / mahogany color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla beans. Taste of chocolate malts, some bitter roastiness, dried fruits, and light alcohol as well.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ungstrup. Muddy red-brown body with a minimal, fading reddish tan head. Abundant hop notes lead in the aroma with tropical fruit and earthy elements. Nose also has brown sugar and maple malt qualities and some apparent alcohol. Rich and pleasant bittersweet chocolate flavor with a very nice, lingering aftertaste. Fairly sweet, but contains abundant depth to back that up. Palate develops nicely with plenty of starchy carbs on the tongue. Texture is silky smooth. An excellent, very well-crafted robust porter. I wish I had regular access to this. I guess I need to move to Denmark.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Unstrup. Medium head with excellent retention. Dark, dark brown in the glass, with the slightest light creeping around the edges. Full chocolately, smoky nose. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee in the mouth; excellent density. Nicely balanced, with a long finish. My favorite beer of the night’s tasting. Many thanks to Ungstrup for bringing this across an ocean.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Plan B. Black, brown head. This is a fantastic porter, not the first time i get it, and not the last (i hope).... i love it. Roasted malts, prunes, sweet, chokolade, hop, very complex and full bodies. Lovely.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour, bitter aroma like an entire butt porter, black, pours a fair sized, cappuccino head, some good lace. Bitter roasted coffee flavour, dark chocolate and red plums. Full bodied, sour, bitter, a sensational mouthfeel. Wonderful! Thanks mds!! I like the fresh, hand bottled part too!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich, opaque viscous black with nicely-lacing dark tan head. Complex dark sticky caramel aroma has a good fresh American hoppy balance. Body starts with sweet rich caramel maltiness, good mocha coffee and dark chocolate balance and complexity with lots of fresh piney bittering hops. A very enjoyable and complex porter. Thanks to BBB63 for sharing and to sk8viking for sending me a bottle!
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown, almost black, tan creamy ring on top. Mint, fresh, roasted acidic aroma, dry Arabica grains. Medium bodied with hints of charcoal, dark grainy roast submerged in acidic solution. Rounded, whole porter.