yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30 cL bottle, courtesy of bierkoning. Pours hazy dark brown to murky with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and slight phenolic yeasty. Sweet caramelish, slight smoked and fruity. Sweet and caramelish lingering into a medium dry finish.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 30 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy, opaque almost muddy orangey brown with a dense beige head. Sweet hard roasted malt with some smoky touches. Solid body, very sweet roast and dried fruit - again a whiff of smoke. Roasty finish. 121010
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ brewery. A black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of dry roasted malts with sweets. There are dark fruits. The taste of roasted malts, some sweet dark fruits. Hints of chocolate with some bitterness. The aftertaste is dry bitter with a little sweet.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 Bottle from test batch, kindly provided by the brewer. Deep dark brown color, small but steady head. Malty, roasty aroma with hints of laurel and chocolate. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Very malty sweetish, roasty flavor with chocolate, licorice and laurel. Low on carbon, yet full of flavor. Some warming alcohol. A good balance in spite of the alcohol. Nice one.
Unlabeled bottle, 10,8%. Dark brown color. Malty nutty aroma with earthy hops and traces of smoke. Sweet, almost sugary flavor with smoky notes, licorice and partly hidden earthy floral hops. The alcohol is also well hidden. Just a tad too sweet but deceptively drinkable.