argo0 (13765) - 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.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black with deep tan head. Aroma malty and very roasty with chared notes. Flavor dominated by roasted bitterness reminescent of dark chocolate, slight sour undertone. Finishes dry with roasted flavors lingering. Somewhat one dimensional with too much emphasis on the roasted flavors.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich coffee and chocolate aroma, huge nose. Pours black as tar with a tan head that disipates. Thick and creamy, tar, burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, very smooth finish.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown with a dark brown head to match. Aroma was largely roasted, with a hint of coffee. Reminded me more of a baltic porter, similiar to the Gonzo. Flavor was a flat roasted chocolate coffee. Oily mouthfeel with a dry bitter roasted finish. Too flat or something just wasn’t right about it.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I found this to be a solid porter, but not an overwhelmingly good one by a long stretch. The pour and head color are certainly right, and the standard notes of chocolate, burnt sugar, a touch of coffee, and vanilla are on the palate. But what’s not there is the complexity that one normally associates with a beer ranked this highly on this site. And moreover, the finish isn’t nearly as long-lasting as a number of other beers in this overall percentage range. So while I found this to be a good beer, one that was well crafted and well extracted, I also found it to be underwhelming. And although this doesn’t factor into the rating, the ratio of price of the bottle to the quality greatly favors the former.
944play (412) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
660ml in shaker. Black with thick brown, not tan, head. Boozy fake chocolate aroma plus some CO2 bite and planty notes. Rich espresso flavor gets interrupted with a slash of sharp, bright bittering. Finish is quite long but not as sweet as most other Baltics.
omhper (24369) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Draught at Købehavnske Øldage] Dark black, creamy head. Rich coffee aroma. Dryish and smooth. Tar competes with coffee for domination. Solidly malty, but towards the finish it turnsh somewhat harsh and inky. In my opinion Ølfabrikken makes other beers that are far better.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks great. Taste is one dimentional chocolate, roastedness. Taste is similar and a bit boring in every aspect.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:good chocolate,coffe rosted malt aroma....Appearance:dark light brown head...
Flavor:good chocolate-rosted malt flavor,small rosted malt acidity....
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose was of rubbing alcohol and so was the first note on the old tastebuds. Getting past that was diffucult, but provided a nice chocolate, malty, espresso treat. Lots of gulps actually made me think I had cracked open the rum barrel aged capn lawrence I had already consumed. It was really potent and really strong liquor dominated.