SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I once saw him fart a plum... I was plum surprised. .. pours a dark brown, good lacing .. . aggressive stuff, smokey tar flavors . . very nice stuff, easy to drink for the abv .. . enjoyable .. I think we should fuckin’ BRAIN’em!
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, dark, thoroughly opaque brown-black. I mean, this stuff won’t give way to one single ray of light when held right up to a bulb. Rich, poofy, caramel-colored head forms on pour and eventually settles into a small layer. Foam around the sides of the glass leaves lots of lace. Aroma is delicious and enticing -- bitter dark roasted grain, piney hops, toffee, a hint of licorice, soothing alcohol, and perhaps a drop of vanilla. Then comes the first sip... OK, this is good stuff but where is all the subtle complexity promised by the aroma? I got plenty of roast grains, piney bitter hops and even some malt sweetness, but where’s the toffee? Where’s the licorice? Where’s that drop of vanilla? Would definitely have preferred the flavor be more like the aroma. Other than that, no complaints, this is a tasty stout, albeit one that’s just a touch too bitter for my tastes. Finishes dry and bitter with a full body and slightly oily palate.
Ibrew2or3 (8055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half liter pours deep dark void with impressive mocha head. The aroma has rich chocolate mingling with some of sweet rich dark fruitiness as well as lesser notes of caramel malts, a bit of malt roastiness and black licorice. The taste begins smooth and almost creamy yet ushering in a quick hit of black licorice, rich dark fruitiness and highly roasted malts. It then picks up some chocolate and a touch of caramel malts. I get mild chocolate, some prune notes and near robust levels of black licorice and burnt malts taking this into the finish and deep into the after taste. Yummy brew with no sense of the abv.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010 Rich, thick coffeeblack pour. Creamy espresso head, dissipates quickly. Very strong coffee taste very hoppy, slightly smoked and malty.
Vaiz (4192) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some fruits. Taste is impressively dark with a lot of coffee. Very bitter finish with again quite some coffee. Very nice, well balanced beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle at Phil and Bernie’s holiday stout tasting. Pours black with a thin to no head. A sweet chocolate aroma. The beer is strong and smoky. Also very musty. The body is medium thick. It has a mild coffee roastedness. An ok stout but not great.
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a very dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma lots of bittering hops, maybe some cascades or centennials, and lots of roast. Flavor was very bold upfront hops for a stout but with a thick chewy maltiness in the finish. Lots of bitterness here between the roasted coffee notes and the hops, hides the alcohol well too.
Nisse666 (6046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with friend at home, 2009-12-18, Gøteborg
AR: roasted coffey beans, bitter chocolate
AP: darkbrown, heavenlyhead - creamy like chocolate pudding
F. heavy bitterness, roasted coffey beans, bitter cholcolate - to bitter for my parlour at the moment - really hurting the stomach!
The left overs from yesterday are as strong as the day before!
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a nice medium red-brown head. Nose is intens with expresso, coffee liquor,dark chocolat and roated malts. Very complex palate: bitter hop tones, apricot brandy, bayleaves, toffee, soft cream.
Finish is dry and heartwarming. Love it. Can’t wait to get my hands on another bottle.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great easy to drink stout. Nice chocolate finish and just smooth enough to make this one desirable to want another bottle. This one ended up being a surprise. Easy drink ability and virtually no alcohol present actually hid any from it’s 10% claim. Another fine product from this little known Denmark brewery!