DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11-Mar-08 (12.7 oz bottle: Purchased 10-Feb-08 for $5.69 at City Beer in San Francisco, CA) This seems to be a rather fancy bottle (and a large price tag) for just a simple dark lager. Once the oversized cap is removed and the beer is poured, it smells rather chocolaty, lightly roasty, mildly sweet, but also a bit sour and perhaps showing a touch of acetaldehyde. Tasting the beer, the non-sweet chocolate and mild roast set the core flavors, but it is a bit sour as well, with hints of apple skins in the finish. Medium in weight from start to finish, but the medium-strong carbonation is a bit too forceful and there is a slight, roasty astringency in the finish. Dark ruby in color and fully clear, capped by a tall, fluffy, light-tan head that shows wonderful persistence, never losing a complete layer atop the beer. This beer seems to have some nice potential, but the perception of off-flavors is a distraction.
Lunkie (1403) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smokey malt aroma with sweet undertones. Dark brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt smokey flavour with beacon. Smooth palate.
Eructoblaster (3015) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 375ml. Cloudy dark amber body with average carbonation and a good beige foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty, citrusy and grainy hints. Its decent hoppy taste carries some roasty notes. Ends with a short bitter finish. That one is very hard to categorize as it looks and smells like a Dunkelweizen, but tastes like a Dark Lager or a Vienna. Interesting.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blindtasting at Papsoe. Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a little nice head. Aroma of caramel, munic and toffee. Flavour of malt, munich malt and caramel. Nice tasty flavour, that ends up quite bitter.
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with hints of caramel. The flavor is has grassy notes of hops, cardboard, malt, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish. The body is thin. Thanks Papsoe for hauling this home to Denmark and sharing.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy deep amber with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, fruits and caramel notes.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange brown coloured with a medium sized off white ehad.
Light roasted aroma of coffee and caramel.
Light roasted flavour of coffee and caramel with notes of rye bread.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle, 4B Papsoes New Zealand vs US blind tasting. Pours hazy dark orange to amber with a lacing off white head. Caramel malt aroma. Mild roasted and light fruity. Light acidic note and mild roasted. Solid caramel malt into the finish. Acidic and bitter finish with a hardroasted note.
McCracken (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has a sharp, pilsner malt note with some chocolate and caramel. Appearance is a dark mahogany with garnet highlights...very beautiful. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor isn’t too complex but gets the job done as a more interesting American Dark. Some dark toffee depth with light toastiness and light chocolate/carafa special flavor. Pretty nice, though too expensive to buy in the states for being what it is...
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body which was ruby red deep with a light tan head. A little bit of milky coffee and soft chocolate on the aroma also burnt notes. Roasted grain taste, pleasant bitterness and this beer seems to grow on you.