Bolian (56) - - JUL 23, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour light Brown almost like tea. Malty nose. Caramel, malt and a vague bitterness.
DraftDodger (457) - - JUL 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copenhagen 4/6 2015. 33 cl bottle from Meny. Lot of barrels giving the impression of old fashioned oak barelled beer production. Pours clear brown with light beige head. Head dissipates fairly fast. Aroma is not very strong. Sweet with some dark roasted malts and a little sourness. Medium carbonation. Taste is sweet - syrup and dark malts. Light bitterness in aftertaste. Nice enough dunkel - but nothing out of the ordinary.
TorbenJensen (488) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hancock Black Lager has beautifully rich and pleasant aroma of roasted malt. The taste is sweet caramel and roasted malt, which lowers the caramel sweetness. In flavor notes can also be found a little coffee, nuts and dried fruit. The hops are Czech Saaz type. Saaz has the mild and slightly spicy taste which makes it excellent for all types of lagers, which just like the malt must get a bigger context in taste impressions. It is a tasty dark stock sold at a price that is affordable. The large Danish breweries have here a major competitor when it comes to dark lagers. Hancock version is very rich and tasty. However, I do not think it beats the classic Old Carlsberg lager.
Karstenborg (490) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark with a medium beige head. Aroma is malt, hops and chocolate, Taste is malt and hops
Milter (322) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noget skuffende Black Lager. Ordinær smag uden særlige smagsnoter. Kedelig farve og skum.
Troll (28) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma: Sour ’pilsner’. Apperance: Pours clear dark amber, some light brown medium lasting head. Taste: Few roasted notes, toffee, a bit sour bitternes in the finish. Overall: Drinkable but not very interesting.
djoeye (2265) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tall tan head, brown-amber clear body, not much lacings.
Aroma; dark fruity malts, red apple, berries, dusty hops.
Taste; medium caramel malts, wet sweet bread, grains - not sure where hops went after aroma test.
Almost flat carbo here. Sweet finish, caramel and light syrup, fragments of apple. Tmawy close to polotmawy, I would say, or just a flat amber vienna.
[33cl brown bottle, 5%abv, BB07.04.15]
Niller (931) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Sundsørehus, Sundsøre. Pours dark brown with a good white head. Sweet malty taste, caramel, roasted notes, dark fruits. Soft carbonation. Slight bitter finish.
jesperhammer (3488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
06-SEP-2014, draft @Øllets dag, Bryggen.
Mahogany with low tan head. Not Black at all!
A Little roast, caramel, touch of sweetness, pilsner-like and far from the Schwartzbier I was expecting. Boring.
fellebag (1136) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Cream white layer. Clear brown color, good carbonation. Aroma is caramel, cookies, hops, raisins, cinnamon. Taste is sweet of wood, birch sap and caramel malt.