Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A black beer with a big brown head. The aroma and taste is of roasted malt, lots of coffee, nutts, sugar hops and alcohol. Full body with a long coffee, alcohol burn finish. I bought a sixpack, and are going to let the rest dust up in my celler for some years wich I think will round it up a bit, it´s a bit sharp and fresh right now, but good!
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 37,5cl bottle: Black with a brown head. Oily, slick, soft , full bodied beer with heavy roasted malts. Chocolate, coffee, prickling alcohol, hops, vinousness, sugar, sticky, bitter, warm/burn. A big beer from all angles!!! Re-rate august -13. Serpentine, cloying , Glue. Extreme. Dark sugar and coffee beneath and overwhelming alcohol appearance. 4,2- 3,1.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Pours completely opaque black with a thick, creamy, shaving foam style light brown head, that leaves big lumps on top of the beer. Fat, intense aroma of burned malt and burned caramel. The body is ekstremely solid - almost fat. Very sweet on the fore, then the burned malts come rolling to end with a distinct, creeping bitterness - from both malt and hops - that almost numbs your palate. Fairly sticky and alcoholuc finish that leaves a prickly sensation on your lips. This is almost a dessert wine - if it wasn’t for the heavy bitterness. Extreme indeed, but not bold or unsophisticated. 080308
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2011 Pitch black with a thick and lasting brown head. The aroma certainly gives away the alcohol content, but not in an unpleasant way - it has an alcohol aroma like a fine whisky or cognac - also a strong coffee aroma, some dried fruit and port, and some licorice.
When it enters the mouth, the tongue is instantly attacked by the alcohol, but it soon gives way to very complex roast flavours. I’m very pleasantly surprised that it can taste this good three months after bottling. Initially there’s a sugary sweetness, then comes a distinct hop bitterness mixed with regular stout roastiness, and finally, the long aftertaste is hard roast coffee beans, charcoal and tar.
If this gets a little smoother by aging, it will be insanely good. I wonder if I can fit a case of this for cellaring into my beer budget!
OK, it doesn’t get smoother with age. I went a bit over the top on first impression, but the truth is, it’s sugar and alcohol and charcoal, and few other nuances.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a black with caramel head. heavy in glass sitting like oil. heavy alchohol malt slight mocha aroma. hot, hot, drank this way too fresh, can see this a fantastic with some time behind it, just too fresh right now. like sipping whisky, very warming, som malt mocha. can see this as great with 2 years behind it.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ink black with a foamy brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, alchohol, heavy roasted coffee notes and some dark fruits as well. Intense flavour of liquorice, bitter hops, canesugar and alcohol. Thick and oily palate. I think this beer will benefit from some years of ageing, It’s just to intense and hard right now. And i thought Black Hole imp. stout was intense.. This one burns all the way down my throat, but I’ts a lovely burn..
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at Post Zythos Struise Tasting 08. Black with lasting tan head. OK, I normally don’t go for these big intense beers with very high ABVs. Which was what amazed me about this one. Fried onions on the aroma. Lots of heat. Huge intensity. Just a stunningly huge beer. But not impossible. Very bitter coffee, espresso coffee. I mean, it shouldn’t work, but it does. OK, so the alcohol makes you feel good, but overall it really is stunning. Thanks to Urbain for this one.
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2011 375 ml bottle. Totally black body with a lacing beige head. Strong complex aroma of roasted malt, liquorices, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and tar. Flavor has most of what to expect from the aroma, roasted malt, bitter coffee, bitter chocolate, liquorices, molasses sweetness, lots of alcohol and a burning bitter finish. This beer is a complex monster right now (March 2008), but still has an immature rawness that probably needs a few more years in the cellar. Glad I manage to get another bottle for storage.
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The single most extrem beer i have ever tasted! It has a perfect appearance/aroma and when it hits your mouth a series of different, yet in perfect balance, taste explosions evolves, ending in the wildest hoppy feeling, that just keeps going and going and going...
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Color is intens black, the beer has a great viscosity and it is topped with a nice and stable warm brown fluffy head. Aroma is very powerful and is highly complex. First the coffee and dark sugars are comming forward, along with these primery sensations there is also some chalk-powder, tarmak, peck, orange based liquor like Mandarine Napoleon or Grand Marnier but also some stuff like Tia Maria. Like the Riedle Bordeaux glass filled up with this fine crafted beer is smiling to me, more complex aroma’s are showing up. Earth, fruit confit, mango and confiture d’ognion. In the end there are tons of hops that are super fine integrated in this masive brew. Taste is build like a B 52 with a lot of explosives on board The mouthfeel is balm like and very smooth, it is soft and complex sweet with an outstanding body of the best possible sugars, roasted coffee beans, black chocolats and top XO cognac. It reveals an extreem boost of hop bitters and a kicking spiceyness that works well with the body-warming well covered 17% of alcohol. Aftertaste is mega-complex and lingers on for a very long time. A big beer with with an outstanding elegance.
Sorry guys, but this is top notch, Full marks for me. I do taste all my beer in the best possible conditions, DO YOU ? ? ?