Brewed by Holbæk Bryghus
Style: Stout
Holbæk, Denmark


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Editor's note: This beer has both been brewed at Holbæk Bryghus and at Herslev Bryghus. All bottles are brewed at Herslev Bryghus.

Danish: Denne natsorte øl er husets specialitet. Typemæssigt smager den som en blanding af stout og schwarzbier. Den mørke, ristede malt tilfører øllet en karakteristisk smag med noter af kaffe og mørk chokolade. Den har tydelig “mørk” smag, men er alligevel let og forfriskende.

English: This pitch black beer is the house speciality. The style is a hybrid between a stout and a schwarzbier. The dark roasted malts adds a characteristic flavour with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. It has a distinct ’dark’ flavor, yet it is still light and refreshing.

uhre's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
uhre (384) - - JUN 25, 2010
Not the best hybrid, then it’s better to mix an IPA with a stout. It lacks hop!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nevalainen (618) - FINLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Hazy dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste has quite some "bite" at first, but the finish is mild and balanced with notes of dark chocolate. A good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle, 6.5%. Sweetish fruit aroma. Very dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Good frothy tan head. The flavour has a mild coffee note, a little chocolate a la Nesquick. Low bitterness. Clean lactose-like finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, with touches of roast and chocolate, with notes of lactose. Sweetish flavour of lactose, caramel and chocolate malt, with notes of roast and touches of yeast and hops. Bitterish, roasty and estery aftertaste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (2783) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
Clear, nearly black with nice thick bwige head. Faint roasted aroma. Caramely flavour with notes of roast and chocolate. Sweetness is out of balance but otherwise a harmless brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
A black stout with thick light brown and persistent foam. It smells not as much as other stouts, but you may feel a little hops and coffee in the aroma. The taste initially providing a thick creamy mouthfeeling where the taste of licorice enters the cocoa to a somewhat bitter taste of coffee. There also occurs a short-lasting flavor of hop. It is undoubtedly good for a cold winter evening, but is a bit too heavy for my taste buds. I think there is too much cold coffee in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (945) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost black red shining through, and a small beige head. Not much aroma to speak of other than a faint roastiness. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee with a hint of licorice. Very schwarzbier-ish. Slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
Close to black body with a large, creamy, light-brown head that laces the glass somewhat. Coffee and roasted notes in the aroma, but also some unpleasant, sour and partially rotten vegetable and fruity notes. Moderate sweet, light sour and moderate bitter taste. Unpleasant flavours of stinging alcohol, rotten fruits and berries and roasted notes. I managed half a glass before the rest went into the sink. The second infected Holbæk beer I’ve had in two days.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 13 months before BB date, from SuperBrugsen Nykøbing Sj., Denmark]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
DØE. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. Unclean, but not bad. 250513

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15518) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
DØE. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop and a little dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle at Valhal, Black with a beige head, Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice.

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