fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber brown color with a average frothy fair lacing beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and yeasty, sweet, licorice, sugar, fruit, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter (hoppy sweet) with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate.
yespr (38618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 25 cL bottle. Pours deep brown/black with light brown head. Aroma is fruity (plum and raisins), hops, coffee and malt. Taste has the same in a wineous blend - and what a perfect blend! Fruit, coffee and wineous are the keynotes that I would put to this beer. I have a new favourite!
Ungstrup (32951) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very dark brown with a thick but collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of yeast, chocolate, and spices. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, alcohol, malt, spices, and yeast, the spices include cinnamon and coriander. The alcohol tickles the tongue, the tickling lasts for a long time after swallowing.
joergen (25196) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of dried fruits and spices with notes of alcohol.
Sweet flavour with lots of dried fruits, spices and caramel.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 25 cl) Dark brown, dirty looking beer with large amounts of sediment. Limited, light brown head. An extremely heavy beer, in the same style as the best (and strongest) trappist beers from Rochefort and Westfleteren. Resembles portwine with hints of chocolate, dates -basically anything dark, powerful and sweet. The alcohol warms me up. To be enjoyed in small quantities. 210204
oh6gdx (24352) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma of yeast, sour fruits and orange marmelade. Marmelade, yeast and sweet malts in flavour. Positively sweet, but still very wellbalanced, and best of all, it hides the 12% ABV very well. Complex, and I bet this would age very well.
omhper (22631) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark ruby. Concentrated aroma of sweet malt and cherries. Thick and syrupy, very sweet and very malty. Very dense and flavourful. Grassy finish with some bitterness.
madmitch76 (20830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6th May 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A very dark ale. Crisp palate. Nice flavour but marred by a long bitter malt finish. Lacks the drinkability of its ’Dark’ sibling.
cgarvieuk (19772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in De Garre ... and one of Stella faves of the trip ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee malt ... little yeast nose ... soft creamy toffee malts ... smooth creamy and a little ovatine.
Travlr (19567) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark maroon color with a thick tan head that settles quickly to leave moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate and burnt espresso. Flavor starts with cocoa and progresses to black coffee, with some light smoke. Nice.