highibus (758) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma of dark roasted malt and alcohol. medium body and a nice blanced roasted finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by pepsican. Thanks! Bottle #19 of 400. batch 05. Poured an opaque black color with a brown head. Smelled of milk chocolate and a little anise. Medium to full bodied with moderate bitterness. Very roasty flavor ala burnt stick, ash, and dark chocolate. Nice.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two tasters of vintage 2007 and 2008, on tap at the Amager Bar, EBF 08. Aroma of dark bitter coffee. Robust flavour of liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Smooth bitter finish. Shining dark body. Vintage 2008 was very similar in taste, but not as smooth in the mouth with more sharp liquorice up front. Anyway, a real pleasure to drink (13.09.2008).
mtangaa (10) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tasted at EBF08. It’s dark, it’s heavy. Oily and bitter. Nice head. Wonderful stuff.
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Tap at EBF: Pitch black with a creamy lasting head. Lots of roasted malts - coffee mainly. Smooth & a bit sweet. Sticky & full palate. Warmth from alcohol. Ashy notes. Delicious & drinkable! Rerating Esbjerg 09. Tasted this up with several other top Danes in this category. Really one of the best.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF (as 2007 vintage) , bottle at home.
Liquorice, coffee, fine dryness in the finish. Well balanced, deceivingly smooth. World class impy.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
EBF 2008, Valby, DK.
On tap, 130908.
Black with nice head. Aroma complex of liqourice, coffee and caramel. Flavor is toffee, chocolate, roasted malt and a solid bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Gunhaver. Pours black with a one finger tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is strait up solvent alcohol, roasted malt, and some coffee. Taste is the same as aroma with tons of hot alcohol. Medium thin mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and very hot alcohol. Not very good.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with a beige head. Sweet roasted aroma with hop notes. Roasted chocolate body with a balanced and smooth coffee flavor. Nice bitter palate. Very very nice.
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Geiger.
Pours black with brownish head.
Aroma is roasted coffee with heavy malt presence, taste is thick, smooth to drink. The beer does seem like it is much stronger than the 10.5% listed.