Ungstrup (29954) - 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 (10350) - 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 (21730) - 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 (32988) - 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 (3063) - 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.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Bottle, pours a amber-brown with a large frothy being head. A rich chocolately aroma, with a touch of caffeine and some phenolics. A good bitter hop palate, a light but creamy mouthfeel, though a little thin and metallic. The flavours are a little understated, some roasted malt - thankfully no steamed carrots! I quite enjoyed this. A nice warm up to a Rut & Ram ’Aloo Strong Dark Mild.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Dark brown colored brew. Roasted malty aroma. Nice coffee flavor.
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight haze, ruby-brown beer, beautiful; very good yellow-cream head, stable. Roasted, near roasted coffee beans aroma, just a touch earthy. Good! Coffee, coffee cream. Like a light coffee stout, when bottom-fermented of course. Light, but not at all empty; slick, creamy even. Nice! Very good light, stout-like beer. More and more Baltic porter are top-fermented, here’s a beer tasting like a stout for all the world, bottom-fermented. Great find, Stef!
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (375ml). Bottle exploded upon opening sadly. Poured a very dark brown almost black, orangey brown highlights, light brown head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of burnt malts, mild coffee and chocolate and some sweet raisins in the back. Taste was initially sweet with some dates followed by a fair dose of coffee with an odd smoky sour milk finish. Body was medium with a chalky mouthfeel and a mildly bitter finish. I was not overly impressed with this one.