fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear medium to dark red / brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, grass, hop dry, light to moderate malty, roasted, spices - peppery ! Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice. (211107)
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy and dark brown with a huge tan head. Sweet caramel and mild fruity aroma. Flavour is sweet too, holds a nice light roasted malt flavour this providing a rather smooth caramelmalt impression. Light yeasty touch following and a mild bitterness going along into the finish. Lasting caramel malty finish. Nice one.
Ungstrup (29985) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 The aroma is alcoholic, malty, and sweet. It is an unclear very dark brown beer with a beutiful light brown head. The flavor is fantastic; sweet, malty, and very complex with notes of figs, coffee and a acidic prickling. The finish is dry and a bit woody. A fantastic beer..
I tried this one in a 8%ABV version - which made the flavor less complex and therefore the overrating less. The ratings here are for the 10% ABV version.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Unclear, dark brown with big, lumpy pieces of yeast. Lovely, brownish head that never collapses completely. Fresh, hoppy nose. Brilliant notes of roasted - no actually it’s burned - malt and some brown sugar. But the mouth feel is mainly dry with a very pronounced bitter finish. Very sophisticated. 230705
joergen (21938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 3 years old.
Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, spices and dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, spices and dried fruits.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, huge beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee, toffee, caramel, slightly bready and alcoholic. Flavour is toffee, alcohol, chocolate some raisins and plum. Roasted malts and coffee come in as it gets warmer, as does the alcohol. Creamy palate, a bit empty in the finish and aftertaste, but wellworth the money!
omhper (20288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Very dark ruby with small creamy head. Pleasant vinous aroma with notes of cherries, toffee and utter. Sweet and not overly malty with clean and rather hard mouthfeel. Salty finish with some grassy bitterness.
madmitch76 (16488) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 6th May 2008.
Brown beer with mixed caramel and coca cola notes. An underlying bitterness that is quite subtle. Drinkable.
1st December 2007
Mild malt and creamy fruit with a zesty sourness. Dry and lightly bitter finish. Milk chocolate tones. Complex and tasty.
24th January 2014
An old bottle, ~ 10 years old or so. Hazy brown with a small pale cream colour head. Smooth palate, decent fine carbonation. Slightly sweetish malt, caramel. Trace of dust. Mild tangy fruits and a little spice. Light semi dry finish. Tasty and drinkable, ages well.
fiulijn (15410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber - brown color; big thick head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light smokey, chestnuts, chocolate, hazelnuts, rye; original and complex. Malt and roasted malt flavor, but most of all caramel; nuts, spices. Very strong final bitterness, with a touch of Fernet Branca.
yngwie (14442) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A clear, sparkling brown beer, clear except for micro-floaties that is. A big, semi-coarse, beige head sits on top, leaving lacings as the beer is drank. The aroma has cellar and dried fruites, a faint puke-like touch, some sugar and herbal notes. Herbal, roasted flavor, quite bitter. Some prunes and alcohol too. Full-bodied, quite dry and with some warming qualities. Herbal bitterness in the end. Not my choice for a bruin, but not a bad one either. 100327