Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2006 Draught. Black with a baige head. Roasted light smoked malty, coffee, chocolat aroma and a full creamy roasted, light smoked malty, coffee, chocolat taste. Full body and a bitter dry light smoked finish. Just Great !!! 8-5-9-5-19
Bottle. Pretty much the same, just not as full and a bit thiner at all. 8-5-8-4-17 fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2006
2013-01-30, bottle courtesy of humlelala, 7.5% ABV, bb 25.04.2013, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Black color with generous compact head. Intense aroma, with roasted malts, dark chocolate, leather, Shitake mushrooms, some cellar mold. The mouthfeel is very smooth in the front, drier in the end; good flavor of roasted malts, without being too ashy, with correct bitterness; it also has some dark chocolate.
2007-05-11, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Black color; thin head. Some aroma of roasted malt, liquorice. Good body structure, powerful mix of malt, caramel, roasted malt and liquorice.
2006-02-19, bottle, 7.5% ABV, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Pours oily, it has a black heart colour with a huge brown head.
The aroma has a strong bread touch in the beginning; then it develops itself into some roasted malt, hops, milk. It’s a 9.5, a symphony!
The mouthfeel is round, full, with a silky power of roasted malt, a touch of liquorice, the right balance between sweetness and bitterness. Everything is perfectly blended together.
It has a powerful and long finish, dominated by the burnt sugar, roasted malts and coffee.
I’m drinking it in the Courage Imperial Russian Stout original glass, and it’s perfect, it’s a real Imperial Russian Stout! Marvelous!
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 tap. black color. medium brown head. roasted coffee and black chocolate. sweet at first. very good. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
500 ml bottle thanks to Bager during a face to face trade that turned out to be quite a fun day. Darkest pour with a small but retaining tan head. Lasted the whole glass and left nice liacing. Aromas of dark chocolate and roastiness. Flavors of burnt malts and more chocolate. Bitterness in the middle was semi-sweet chcolate and some pineyness. Very nice Beer. Thanks Lars KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2007
Bottled. Dark ale with a milk chocolate head. Amazing beer, with coffee, toffee, lots of sweet malt, yet properly balanced. Long lasting fine coffee flavour.
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Very intense expresso,dark chcolate
taste and aroma.Super dark brown head,with just the right carbonation.
A true benchmark for this style! MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Ahh my back up plan. Got invited to wrestlemania where there were 2 beers there that I have never rated. Old mIlwaukee and milwaukee light. After sampling that crap I cracked open a gift from stegosaurus and what a gift it was. Beautiful full body black pour with beautiful head. Coffee aroma with hints of roasted malt. Mouth was very much the same anD shockingly smooth while being blended amazing for 8 %. A nice dry finish to make this one of gods greatest creations. AMEN! Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle from biggcb. Deep charcoal brown body, medium-thick ochre head, nice lacing. Aroma of rich, roasted, charred malts, chocolate, licorice, and molasses. Incredibly silky, inky, oily body that coats the palate with rich roasted malts, charred brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and hints of soy. Alcohol content is just high enough to add some punch to the mouthfeel. The complexity and texture of this beer is incredible. Could have been called an Imperial Stout. Absolutely fantastic, a new Top 10 beer for me! Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 0.5L bottle from Beer World of Largo, FL. Wow, poured viscous burnt motor oil with mocha head. Nice aroma with dark fruit mixed with toffee, chocolate, coffee, burnt malts and sweet molasses. As the beer warmed the aroma became more noticeable an inviting with a bigger burnt malt tone. The taste starts with a velvety mouth feel. The flavor is full and rich. I taste some light-dark fruitiness along with sweet molasses first. Then the malts pounce and stomp out the fruitiness with burnt malts, chocolate malts, toffee, coffee and more burnt malts. Just delicious. This is a bottle conditioned beer but I see no need to cellar it much. It seems pretty darn awesome right now. It leaves a very tasty toffee and burnt malt flavor in the after taste. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle from Bert. Ive wanted to try this one for a while, and since it finally has hit the states, I got my chance. Let me also explain that I do like my porters in a shaker / pint glass...this is not a beer for that kind of glass, do not make the same "mistake" I did. Pours out a dark black color with a brown head on it. Smell is full of roasted and coffee and chocoalte flavors. A light fruity smell is noted as well. Taste is super thick, rich, and basically the equivilent of drinking motor oil. It is full of chocolate and coffee flavors. God, this is such a good beer. Is it a porter? I dont really know about all that. Shit, this should be a new style of beer. I do know that any future bottles I have of this will be drank from a snifter. Took me about an hour to drink the 500ml bottle. Great beer, but not what I was expecting of a porter. Reminds me of the Barley Johns Dark Knight Returns, only thicker. I can still taste this thing, 10 hours after I drank it. Thanks for this one Bert.