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Beer Here Essentia Bina

Formerly brewed at Beer Here
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Tejn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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Danish: De tider er for længst ovre, hvor skøger, tatere og fusentaster befolkede byens gader, og hvor en ærlig mand ikke regnede det for noget at give gadedrengene eller fruentimmeret et ordentligt dragt prygl. Desværre er der ikke udsigt til at de tider kommer igen, men derfor behøver du ikke gå glip af at smage, hvordan øllet kunne have været dengang. Derfor har jeg her begået en stærk porter, hvor der helt i datidens ånd er snydt på alle måder for at forstærke både farve, smagsindtryk og rus - med bl.a. udtræk af fennikelfrø og brændt sukker (essentia bina). Selvfølgelig uden nymodens pjat som kulsyre og udløbsdato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, brown sugar, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet though with an acidic edge from the hard roasted malt with notes of soy sauce, wood, and alcohol, as well as light notes of oxidation, leading to a dry woody finish. A bit too much for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5134) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Black colour, no head. Aroma of sweet molasses, caramel, soy sauce. Flavour is soy, roasted malts, alcohol, a bit of coffee. Light bitter earthy finish. Fat mouthfeel. Ah, now I see the ABV, that explains a lot..A bit too much of everything in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014
2014-10-25, bottle from Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-8-4-17=
Black oily liquid with barely any head. Fantastic dark chocolate and leather concoction, rich; a bit old, but it’s maturing beautifully.

2009-05-16, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Black color, oily. Very nice American style aroma: roasted malt, hops, glue, phenol. Very strong body, a bit oily, roasted malt flavor, liquorice, chocolate; quite strong alcohol feeling, light sourness. The final, very bitter, is maybe a bit harsh. Too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (14702) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle, on Copenhagen Beerfestival. A black beer with just some tan bubbles as a head. Alcohol, coffee, some roast and a heavy maltyness, tending towards beefstock. Alcohol and sweetness in the mouth, with coffee and roasted malts drying it up. Beefstock and some licorice blend in. Flat, alcohol-warm and sugary. Warm finish with coffee and sweetness. A bit too much alcohol in this one, but I like it. Wise to have it in a nipsize bottle. (090516)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. [Beer festival 2009] Spare bubbly head that quickly disappeared. Spare display of lacework. Thick oily black color. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, chocolate, hint of smoke, liquorish, wood, dried fruit and alcohol. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering thick oily roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (930) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle. A very interesting beer, that I simply can´t really find out what to say about. Dark brown with nearly no head, looks a little flat. Aroma sweet licorice and burned sugar, reminds me a lot of medicin for sore throat. Taste sweet licorice, burned sugar and thick as oil. I can´t understand if the ABV is right at 16%, it´s dangerously easy to drink. My main concern is, if I really do like it, maybe it should score a lot higher on overall impression. But again Beer Here are worth to look out for, Christian Andersen is making some very very interesting beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2009
Bottled@Københavnske Øldage 2009. Sinfully black. No head. Extremely aromatic; Hard roasted dark malts, alcohol, rum&raisin and English fruitcake. Thick and chewy malt body. Sourish-sweet and roasty. Notes of dark dried fruits with an acidulous twist. Fat body, barely any carbonation. Juicy texture. Loads of dark malts and warming alcohol in the ending. As powerful as it get, and also kind of balanced in its extremness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Historical story telling - I love it. And when it is putted together with a beer the pictures tends to be perfect. The story is delivered in and on this tiny bottle (25cl) You get the story on the label, and the cap on the bottle is rusty as hell - leaving the impression that it actually could be as old as the beer it wants to lean towards - from the 16. century. Storytelling is also what makes alot of beers go round, and makes them interesting - thats cool and I like it. In this case you can have your doubts weather or not the egg or the hen came first. Is this the story of a beer made for exactly this expression or is it the story of a project/brew turning bad and then brillantly wrapped in a story of old brew traditions - I dont know. The pour is moisty brown with no head at all. The nose is sweet sweet, with notes of alcohol, som spices and a little oxidice. The taste is huge and i taste laquirice (Piratos), tobacco, soya and coffee...actually it reminds me of the danish bitter "Nordsøolie" The palate is thick but waterish and its completely flat with, as it is said on the lable, totally free of carbonation. Its strong alcoholwise.. you need someone to shar with. What ever the story with this beer is, it is fantastic to get the chance to challenge your taste buds with this intersting and alternative beer. Beer Here keeps challeging and thats what suddenly bring fantasitc beers on the shelves..This one is good - but maybe not for me...yet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4686) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle @ København Ølfestival 2009. Aroma is winey with dark, roasted malts, coffee. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is sweet, has coffee roasted malts, chocolate. Bitter, roasty finish with some alcohol. For a 16% beer the alcohol is actually well hidden. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle 25 cl. Pours completely pitch black with no head - pure motor oil. Distinctly burned aroma of black malts and massive alcohol. Quite full-bodied, completely flat, wood and sherry notes, loads of burned malts with a heavily alcoholic finish. Pretty damned extreme! 160509

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