edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
1/22/05: Bottle. Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
Aromas of roasted malt and brown sugar. Black-brown body with a gorgeous milkshake-like creamy-tan head. Lacing clings to glass. Roasted malt flavor with a sweet, sour, bitter finish. Flavor also includes black coffee and a hint of licorice. Medium finish.
Bottle. Black color with a baige head. Roasted coffee, licorice aroma and taste, with some fruits in there. Medium to full body and a dry finish. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
Black body with small beige head. Roasted malty aroma with soem chocolate. Flavor is malty with a fine bitter touch. HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2005
This one was a fancy vintage bottle (1997) and also numbered (#1921). This porter has restored my intrestet in porters. Deep dark brown pour with a lingering tan head...attractive. Very nice aroma with some dark berry scent coming through the expected roasted malty nose. Nice raosty balance with coffee and a sweet maltiness. And best of all, no burnt flavor! Yum yum. kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2005
This is a very good beer. I was pleasantly suprised and now this tops my porter list. Fruity aroma with hints of bitter chocolate and alcohol. Body is dark and black with a nice tan head. Flavor is good with fruit, coffee and roasted malts. Very nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink with none of the burn malt often found in lesser porters. Good palate and a must on my repurchase list
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle @ HBK Black Beer Festival, Nynäshamn Backlog 26 Nov 2004dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2004
Slightly acidic. Plenty of salty licorice. Remembered this as a classic beer, but at this festival it only managed to reach average.
Bottled. Dark brown colour, brown, bubbly, medium, though quickly disappearing head. Molasses and cinnamon aroma. Bitter chocolate taste, with hnits of molasses and toffee. Lasting medicine-bitter finish. This bitterness is so awful that it spoiled the beer for me. Very nice, complex flavour, but again way too bitter to be really enjoyable. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Dark brown, almost black beer w/ a short lived light milk chocolate brown head. Chocolate malted milk shake, toasty wheat bread malt and diacetyl dominate at first. Some caramel that is toffee paired w/ the diacetyl. Roast is an afterthought. Very little fruitiness. Well balanced, but sweet malt flavored with chocolate and caramel. Bready malt flavor, semi sweet finish, like Nestle tollhouse morsels, and a lightly roasty dry aftertaste. Very little fruitiness in the flavor, but it is lightly raisiny. Very smooth bodied, well hidden alcohol, fuller medium body, low carbonation. Damn! This is a good beer. Alcohol is a little high for a session beer, but is well hidden and could be sort of dangerous if you are a porter or stout lover. Well Done! Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2004
vintage 1996. Pours black with a thin tan head. Chocolate malt and coffee nose. Very smooth chocolate and coffee taste. I’m impressed with this offering.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2004
pours black with small light brown head....aroma is abundant of dark chocolate and coffee, with prominent roasted notes....taste is wonderful, with strong notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and nuts...great palate