DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (thanks omhper!). Dark brown with a small, quickly-diminishing, very bubbly, brown head. Big roasty aroma with some coffee and some fine dark chocolate as well as some nutty notes. Roasted malt flavor with some coffee, some fruitiness, caramel notes, light acidity and alcoholic hints. Medium-bodied but seems a bit too light. Not bad, but I’m not very fond of the fruity (and slightly acidic) aspect in the flavor.
...Starting to like it better as it gets warmer. It also seems more chocolatey in the flavor now. Upped the score by two points by the time I finished the glass.
rlgk (18115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color, small head. Coffee aroma, bitter chocolate, iron notes. Coffee flavor, licorice and iron, a bit thin.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Clear reddish brown with a rough light brown head. Aroma of burned malt and dried fruit. Medium-bodied with burned malts and fruit with an underlying tartness - appears strangely unclean. Fairly bitter finish again with some tartness. 090209
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Black with ruby red hues. Rich roasted aroma with
hints of vanilla. Slightly burnt, but nicely balanced. Rounded malty
flavours with a strong roasted character. Smooth texture. Rounded
and wonderfully balanced. Strong coffee flavours in the finish.
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Roasted and perfumed aroma of christmas spices, chocolate ad cocoa powder.
Fruity and roasted flavour of christmas spices and cocoa powder with notes of chocolate.
Roasted and spicy finish.
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours dark brown with a minimal tan head. Solid roasted malt and light spiced aroma. Light chocolate. Flavour is mild acidic, orange fruity, mild hops accent and quite solid roasted malty with a distinct chocolate bitterness and smoothness. Mild orange fruity acidic ntoe into a smooth chocolate finish. Alcohol presence into the far finish.
Ungstrup (34260) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A dark red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, fruit, and some spices. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, spices - primarily cardemomme, and a bit of chocolate, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.
Svesse (7775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown with ruby hints. Brief, foamy, pale brown head. Fruity, roasted nose with dark fruit, chocolate and cherries in brandy. Fruity, malty taste with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, sweet black coffee and a hint of burnt sugar. Slightly vinous and rather sweet. Nice beer leaning in the porter direction.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to the ever generous Fiulijn. I generally really enjoy Dugges beers and this is no exception. Impenetrable mahogany black colour with a decent tan head. Full on burnt aroma with loads of malt, maybe a little plastic and some fairly strong coffee. Really good dark fruitiness. Similar flavour with some extra chocolate thrown in for good measure. Lovely sour hint to it. Dark and malty, slightly dry with a delicate bitter and tarty hint in the finish. Interesting and enjoyable. Cheers Alex.
Defreni (2996) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske. Mørkebrun øl, med lille skum på. Meget cacao i duften, med en anelse karamel. Smagen er helt oppe foran chokolade med kun en anelse brown ale karamel. Slutter snerpet bittert, hvilket ikke harmonere særlig godt med chokoladen. Ikke en fantastisk øl, og skuffende for en Dugges.