Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown with a reddish hue and a rough, light brown head. Burned, smoked peaty whisky touch in the aroma. Full-bodied with burned malts and distinct peaty malt accents. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 100908
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a thin, persistent tan head. The aroma is very smoky with peat, molasses, and dark fruit. The flavor starts slightly sweet with chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, some peat, and some Scotch whiskey notes. This beer is complex: smoke, thick oakiness, raisins, and chocolate. Decadence is an understatement. The finish is somewhat dry from alcohol but thick and sweet with smoke, peat, and an interesting fruity and earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick, ropey, and creamy with soft carbonation and a drying sensation all over the mouth from alcohol. Overall: wow! Decadent, interesting, and uber-complex.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with aroma of coffee and fine tobacco. Well balanced flavor of burnt wood, sweet malt, dark, dark fruit and a bit of slight whisky and bitter aftertaste. Very, very good.
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with licorice and some peat smoke. Smooth and complex flavour with peat and roasted malts.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
No 15498, Sept 07. Strongly smokey, salty, peaty and roasty... very dry on the finish... leaves you smacking your lips and thirsty... smooth, but just a scotch flavor bomb, not my cup of tea.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with orange edges and a pretty tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, whisky, caramel, raisin, and some tar hints. The flavor is fine tobacco, chocolate, raisin, wood, and a more subtle whisky presence than I was expecting. There is a bit of ashy bitterness, with a slight roasty-sour bite in the finish. Lingering aftertaste of dark molasses and whisky. A very light alcohol warmth builds up. Excellent.
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of coffee.
Roasted flavour of dried fruits and overriped fruits with notes of coffee.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, #03750, Sept 2007. At $10/bottle, this better kick ass... Near black with a thin brown head. Huge nose, sweet brown sugar and molasses, distinct whiskey notes. Very peaty flavor, whiskey and molasses, a tad hot, but not in a bad way. Rich chocolate malt, woody and roasty. Awesome satiny body. This is a lovely, rich, sipping beer.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 9/07. pours a dark black sticking with it’s name. little tan head - which leaves nothing behind. nice aroma filled with molasses, dark fruits and a touch of alcohol. very thin body and kind of one dimensional, although that one dimension is quite enjoyable. some sweetness, a bit of vanilla and the whisky comes through on the finish. I was hoping for a bit more body out of this one.... but overall a very enjoyable ale. Not worth the price tag though.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, mild coffee, peat, barrol oak, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, and a dry dussty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (020808)