Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Black with a dense brown head and thick lacing. Smoky aroma with liquorice. The flavours are burned and earthy with a lot of liquorice and a fine bitter ending. It is an amazing beer compared to its price, yes and even uncompared too!
uhre (384) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
This was a warmup for Oak Aged Yeti stout. The aroma has smoke, hops and coffee. It’s similar with the flavor smoke and hops, but a very good balance between the malt. wetherel (1881) - Cupertino, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle from fonefan on 11/14/07. Pours with little head, but consisting of dark tan microfoam edge around the glass. Clings nicely when I swirl. Pitch black liquid. Very dry burnt roasted coffee flavor. Definitely not my favorite style. I prefer sweet thicker porters. CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Pours a deep and rich burnt brown, though the color is very close to black. The aroma brings to mind the smells of Winter. Hints of acrid smoke, some mince meat, dried dark fruit and molasses, finishing with a nice roasted note, even a touch of coffee. The flavor is an extension of the aroma, with the roast being the dominant player, though the smoke component is evident on the finish. Very nice. Beer5000 (6455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2008
330 ml bottle. Black body with a thin rust-red head. Aroma is sweet liquorices, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is rather sweet, gently roasted, a bit fruity (dry fruit), leather and liquorices. Very complex and delicious. Sampled this at several occasions and learned that this beer becomes smoother and better in my opinion after a few years storage. This rating is based on one year storage and was compared with a sample older than 11 years brewed at Urban Aalborg brewery (thanks a lot Yngwie). Must admit that the oldest version tasted a bit better even with a little hint of oxidation. Don’t know if this has something to do with the brewery or the storage. Probably a bit from both.
ha1ag (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Bottled (TNX Totte!) Thick opaque black, thick brown head. Very strong roasted aroma with some liquer in the background. Very full-bodied. Alcohol comes through a bit too strong. Very nice smokey roasted tasted and oh those fine malts dominating everything! I wanna have this for breakfast and not Muesli! jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with a light brown head. Stale smell of potato cellar and used coffee grounds. Mild bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. ekstedt (6746) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with medium beige head. Roasted aroma with dark chocolate, smoked sausage, and tar. Medium bodied, soft carboantion. Semi dry, medium bitterness. Okay, but not my cup of tea. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2008
.33 l bottle thanks to Papsoe. Pours an oily black with no head. Aroma is smoky with coffee and ash. Flavor is smoky, but does not overpower the way some smoky beers do, coffee and roast malt. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thin, similar to other porters in that way, with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Pitch black with creamy tan head. Sweetish aroma with coffee, leather, nuts, salty llicorice and caramel. Sweetish, vinous and coffeish flavor with notes of wood, caramel, apple, chocolate, smoke and some sharp alcohols.