Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Black and opaque with a dense light brown head. Aroma of vanilla and hard roasted malt. Quite full-bodied with hard roasted malts - very sweet - vanilla and a touch of peaty smoke. Prune accents also. Some malt bitterness in the finish. Nice one. 260309 Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle shared at Partizan - many thanks to Paul! Pours oily brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Burnt meat in the nose, good roast, mild cocoa, dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, balanced smoked malts, meat, dark fruits, raisins, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild bitter earth finish, dark chocolate, faint tangy raisins, some torched wood, mellow smoke. Delicious beer. (4.3)Rasmus40 (21690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a fine, beige cream head. Lightly smoked dark malts in the nose, some charred meat. Medium to big sweet flavor with mellow smoke, ham, faint dry cocoa, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Nice smoked meat to finish, with a bit of burnt earth bitterness, hints of tangy dark fruits. Great balance overall but still rich. (3.9)
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate smoked wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 210412 fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle at Nya Tröls, MalmöTheydon_Bois (20450) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
Black color. Very nice aroma, roasted malt, creamy, smokey, light liquorice. Good body, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt, smooth, seducing. A touch of vanilla, liquirice, smoke. Excellent.
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 thanks to Jan for this one.
Black with a thin tan head that clears to a film.
Nose is dark malt, light booze, medicinal notes, smoke, wood, vanilla.
Taste comprises brown sugars, light chocolate, smoke, toffee, sweet tasting.
Fullish body with fine carbonation, dry finish,
Good stuff - plenty of depth and the alcohol is kept well at bay!
saxo (19270) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, roast malt, chocolate, caramel, notes of smoke and hops. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Draught at Bishops Arms, V:a Hamngatan, Göteborg. Black beer with a brownish head. Coffee and licorice aroma, tar, sweetish, roasted. Smoky burnt sweetish flavor, strong, bitter notes, tar and licorice. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pours black. Chocolate, smoke, licorice and burnt roasted malt on the nose. Flavour is extremely smoky, with iodine, oak and roasted malt. Too much iodine and smoke - doesn’t seem like it’s as good as it should be, based on other ratings and descriptions. Still good though. Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Very dark with a thin head. The aroma is smoky...a different type of smoke with some chocolate character as well. Rich smoke with lots of chocolate that blends well with the smoke. An intense imperial porter with a fairly rich smoke character, this is fun stuff. Iceland has come a long way from the days of Viking Lager. chrisv10 (18213) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hops and medium bitter.