humlelala (1070) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012 Re-rated on May 9th: (25 cl bottle #205, batch 52 from Vinhjørnet) Palate could be thicker for the taste, ABV and colour.
Re-rated on November 12th: (25 cl bottle #941, batch 52 from Vinhjørnet) Pretty much the same as initial rating. Girlfriend says: "It’s very smoky. It’s too strong for me."
Initial rating on April 16th: (25 cl bottle #955, batch 52 from Vinhjørnet) Pours a deep black with light but long-lasting toffee head that laces the glass. Intense aroma of oak, bourbon and toasted malt. Hits the palate as a thick, oily substance, full-bodied with soft carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Taste is dark, toasted, coffee, bitter. Very, very smooth - like drinking a wooden barrel, but well balanced with bitterness.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to some Swedes for this tick. Pours very dark reddish brown with a few bubbles of light tan head. Big European stout aroma, with roast, anise, coffee, dark fruits, oak, whiskey, and booze. Excellent. Big dry roasty and licorice flavor with vinous notes lending some tannins, dark chocolate, and espresso. -bal aging is well integrated, with subtle oak and whiskey. Medium-full bodied with some tannins and soft carbonation. Smooth and slick on the palate. Overall very very tasty. Thanks Swedish guys.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 250ml at home. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted, oak. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Full body, oily, soft carbonation.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Pasoe. Pours a very dark borwn with only the faintest hint of light coming through. Smallish tan coloured head hangs around for a while leaving very faint lacing. Brilliant aromas of vanilla, whiskey, dark stone fruit and some bitter chocolate. Really nice nose. Roasted bitterness comes through more in the flavours Reasonably bitter finish. Very smooth fully mouthfeel. Excellent beer.
Meilby (8602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 250ml (Batch #52 bottle #107) @ home
(Courtesy of fonefan) Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and alcohol. Texture is oily and soft carbonation.
yngwie (14755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 25cl, from trade with Papsoe. It pours a rather small head, only half a finger thick, and brown in color. Oily pour, and a body with a color that is best described as black. When pouring, a quite evident booze aroma escapes the glass, soon to be followed by a strong cocoa and chocolate aroma, hints of vanilla, some tar and cellar and a faint pleasant note of green apples. Some slightly burnt caramel chimes in as well. In the mouth it is oily, warming and full-bodied, and with the appropriate levels of carbonation. The flavor follows up on what started in the aroma, booze, cocoa and chocolate up front, roasted malts, a burnt touch, caramel, hints of vanilla and tar in the back. Long lasting finish that is a tad too boozy, but with the same lovely cocoa and chocolate found at first. A mostly dry beer, even though there’s certainly large amounts of residual sugars, but it feels nicely balanced, and as mentioned it both tastes and smells really good. Why it is discontinued I really don’t understand. 101207
jesperhammer (3314) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
26-NOV-2010, bottle @home, from "Vinens Verden".
Very very dark brown with no head at all even though I try with a violent pour...
Lovely whiskey nose with some smoke.
Taste is coffee, more like espresso. Very roasted and dry.
Barrel aging is obvious, but the high ABV is not. The brew sort of coats the inside of the mouth, but unfortunately it ends a little thin.
As it warms it turns a bit more fruity, and even more dense.
Really good brew from Amager.
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought I’d celebrate beer review #250 with a beer that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. The pour is of course opaque black, only the least bit of light coming through in the utmost edges and a small bit of quickly disappearing khaki head that makes a good amount of lacing. Right out of the fridge, the aroma is dominated by some very mellow vanilla, oak and whisky notes, lots of muscovado sugar, some sweet sirupy alcohol. As it warms, some oxidative notes are present, giving the beer a delicate sherry-touch. Dried figs, fig puree actually. Just a lot of dark dried fruits, which reminds me a lot of a well-aged Avery The Czar. Some faint coffee and chocolate notes along with some pipe tobacco.
The taste is a lot more roasted than the aroma suggests, very bitter espresso, toasted wood, a rather large alcohol burn, obvious whisky barrel aging. Hard roasted malts, might come off a little burned as well. Faint smoke in there as well. Some sweetness in there as well, the muscovado sugar, burned caramel, faint oaky vanilla qualities which is overpowered by the whisky component in the aging.
Very very bitter coffee after taste, burned wood as well, some lingering sweetness, hot alcohol. A good imperial stout, but the smell makes me beg for more taste wise. Barrel aging could be more refined as well.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very roasted and intense bourbon stout that remains surprisingly drinkable
How: Bottle 250ml. Consumed when about 2 years of age (assuming it was only brewed once). Split two-way by and with kramer. Huge mega-thanks Jason!!!
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is extreme-bourbon BA with some higher alcohol notes. The bourbon here is not subtle. Taste is actually smoother and more drinkable than expected considering the nose is a bourbon and booze attack. Creamy black cake, vanilla, bourbon, roast. The beer remains rather roasted and somewhat dry despite its intense bourbon barrel character. A very good beer, almost excellent. This is about average as far as intensely “bourbonized” impy stouts are concnerned. I’d like to be able to buy this locally. But there are many things I really want to get but I cannot get. Amager beers, skinnier, a good alibi.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, small collar of cream head. Aroma of thick, buttery cocoa and coffee, subtle roast, amarone, oak, bourbon and the ensuing vanilla from the barrels. Very nice aroma indeed. Taste has a small roast-profile with lots of vanilla and buttery cocoa as well. It feels very soft and velvety. It is nicely rounded and well-managed. Big body, long duration, low carbonation. Very nice.