JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50 cl, bottled 28.07.11. 6,0 % vol. Pitch black with a huge creamy beige head. Sweet roasted, milky coffee, lactic, soy sauce. Taste is sweet milky, dark malty, very smooth, vanilla. Roasted, light bitter finish. Medium body. Creamy texture. Maybe a tad too sweet.
KingCecil (2061) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ón tap at Bishop arms... It pours pitch Black with a small tan head ... The aroma is used coffee filter ... The flavor is coffee, espresso .. Roasted malts..bitter hops... Nice
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haandverkerstuene. Almost black with a creamy head. Intense bitter-acidic coffee aroma. Sweet caramel blending with roasted coffee flavours, all very nicely balanced. Very nice.
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haandverkerstuene. It pours more or less black, topped by a dense, tan head of moderate size. The aroma has lots of lovely coffee, along with roasted malts, some alcohol and hints of cocoa. Lightly sourish flavor, in a coffee kind of way, and also the flavor is dominated by coffee. Delicious coffee I must say, but it’s a bit one dimensional. Medium to full body, pleasantly carbonated. Coffee in the finish too. A quite lovely one, especially the aroma, but it could use a bit more body. As this is entered from my backlog, I can also add that what I’ve had from bottles later on hasn’t been equally impressive, the lack of depth has been even more evident. Anyway, a fine beer it is. 111015
Stew41 (1760) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loaded to the hilt with dark chocolates and sweet roasted coffee. One of the most powerful and ’in your face’ aromas I have every experienced in beer although some fizz takes the edge off the intensity but only in the mildest way. Can’t believe this is only 6.2%.
Plovmand (6619) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a big foamy beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, light liquorice and light chocolate. Some sweet spicy note. The flavour is coffee, sweet malt, chocolate, cocoa and some dark fruit. Tasty.
Beaver (1344) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a small tan head that quickly goes to a collar that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is lots of coffee, some roast and lactic chocolate with a little smoke and nuts.
The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts and roast coffee with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.
Overall, it’s one-dimensional but with great coffee notes. A little pricey at $10 a bottle - there are other more affordable coffee beers that are better.
Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is opaque black (flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (acidic coffee, roasted grain/nuts, dark chocolate, husks/reeds).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Another fun beer from Haand. The aroma is a malt-and-coffee monster and even though there’s not much evidence from the other ingredients, it’s a rich and mostly enjoyable affair. The coffee character is a bit acrid/reedy, admittedly, but it’s also nutty (pecan and hazelnut) and nicely roasted so it’s a bit tricky to score. Overall a pretty neat beer but not quite a home run for me.
Habanero (2756) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Bottled. Pours nearly black with a medium sized beige head leaving a fair lacing. Nose of slightly roasted malts and notes of coffee. Sweet flavor with again roasted malts an notes of coffee and chocolate along with notes of dark fruits. Full bodied, creamy to oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. Ends up with a little malt bitterness. A smooth and excellent porter. ★★★★
Hansen (6892) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, almost black, hazy/unclear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Roasted aroma, malty, faint burnt and some coffee-notes. Flavor starts moderate sweet, has some faint-faint acidic notes, more nice coffee, reminds me of the first cup of coffee in the morning, moderate bitter finish. Moderate creamy texture and soft carbonation.