marcus (9029) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brown ale poured with a creamy head that starts flowing when the bottle is opened. It tastes like a porter in that there are chocolate and roasted malt flavors. The malts are not cloying or sweet but rather nutty with a good deal of carbonation in the mouthfeel. It’s a seemingly underated beer.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ARMed and I are sharing a bottle of this and rating at the same time. Pours a dark caramel color with a tan head that is extremely foamy to start, and takes forever to disappear. Once the head settles down it is a nice porter. Lots of chocolate and roasted coffee in the aroma. Taste is also chocolatey, but not too sweet. This beer reminds me more of a porter or chocolate stoudt than a dark lager. Very decent overall.
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark nut brownish ale with a thick strong dense head. Appearance is very good. Palate is sweet and caramel chocolate. The beer has a good flavor but it resembles a sweet after dinner chocolate drink.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Pours a warm and almost clear amber golden with a neat and lively off-white head. Lightly burned malt in the aroma. Medium body with a very lively carbonation. Roasted malty accents and some nuts. Dry and lightly bitter finish. Mostly reminds me of a Brown Ale. 250308
DarkElf (3051) - 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 (1788) - 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 (3805) - 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 (34259) - 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 (10416) - 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.