Bamsen78 (5400) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2017 devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle with a deep, nearly opaque black/brown color and generates a foamy sand-colored head. The aroma is disappointingly subtle, with only a bit of milk chocolate and weak coffee being discerned. The flavor is more what I had hoped for, with some soft, woody smoke, chocolate, and a bit of spicy, herbal hops for balance. The mouthfeel detracts from the varied flavor profile, with a fine, fizzy carbonation that borders on unpleasant. Overall, this is a fine porter with a bit of extra character, but it is is sadly subtle.
Draught @ Fox & Hounds, Sønderborg. Pours hazy very dark brown with small but stable tan head. Clear aroma of roast and malt, wirh notes of yeast and coffee and hints of smoke. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes og hops and touches of coffee and yeast. Lingering, roasty aftertaste with estery hints. Not very smokey but good. martin00sr (4038) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 Tap @F&H, Sdbg. Nearly black, seems clear, thick light beige head. Roasted aroma, faint smoke. Sweet, quite roasted, caramely flavour with light, woody smoke. Good, bittersweet lasting roast. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 Draught, 5.9%. Roasted and vinous aroma. Very dark brown colour. Good stable light brown head. The flavour starts off roasted and vinous as well. Turns more roasted and bitter after a while. Very light on the smoke in my opinion. But good, especially considering the moderate ABV. RoJo28 (58) - - JUN 8, 2017
It's midday. It's sunny but it's cold. The flames are out but there's still a wisp of smoke.
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Keg @Stone, Berlin. Pours black, slight tan head. Nose is chocolate, malty, coffee, slight smoke. Taste is coffee, sweet milk chocolate, smoke and slight peat.
mieszal92 (232) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Draught. Dark brown with ruby reflections, with lovely beige head, lacing. Nose is, fuck, caramel, highly roast, toasted nuts, sweetness, can’t find this smoke, we do it much better in Poland. Mouth: dominated with dried red fruits (cherry, prune, with prune in the foreground), not too intense. Sweet, quite low bitterness, weak roast, moderate body.
Too watery, very low co2. Overall: not any masterpiece, can be. Proves no sense in drinking simple porters while you have baltic porter next to. This beer doesn’t know what real smoke is. oberschlesier (66) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 12, 2017
Aroma - ripe apple (it is definitely different than in cider, more pleasant) and very, very delicate aroma of smoke. So delicate that it ’s almost imperceptible. Beer is a little watery imo, but - at all - it may be good as a session beer. Cybuch (391) - Muszyna, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
W aromacie początkowo bardzo lekka wędzoność, lecz przypisałem to niskiej temperaturze, jednak taka już pozostała, opis piwa mówi o niej całą prawdę. Generalnie dosyć intensywny, przyjemny. Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana kiepska, opadająca. W smaku wędzoność już jest intensywniejsza, piwo jest wytrawne, kawowe, umiarkowanie palone. Goryczka niska do średniej ,wysycenie w normie. Fajny klasyczny porter muśnięty wędzonką, jak dal mnie mogliby z tym pójść na całość, po piwo trochę bez charakteru. kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2017
One of my go to favorites, a full on porter, strong character with notes of chocolate and just a touch of smoke. A dear, dark friend. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. BBE date Sept 2011; Drank Aug 2011 - Black in colour with Deep Mahogany/Ruby tints. Moderately Malty; peat smoked malts, roasty, lots of coffee, some chocolate, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; some balancing hop bitterness. The "smoke" is much subtler than a rauchbier; rather understated. Roast malty throughout with light smokiness. Good, but not as great as I hoped or expected. (2011-08-28)