EHSRanders (1795) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2008 Bottle. Hazy brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly diminishing head. Hoppy aroma with caramel. Sweet bitter flavor with a lot of caramel. Lots of alcohol. Very bitter finish. oily palate.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 28 July 2007. Bottle, 10.0%. The aroma has a nice and refreshing tea-like character with a little brown sugar to it. Very dark and beautiful chestnut colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is dominated by the same hoppiness as the aroma, but a bit more rough in combination with the alcohol. The aftertaste has some liquorice and of course alcohol, semi-warming. Does not seem too bitter in combination with the maltiness, but after a while the late bitterness gets rather rough and a little yeastiness kicks in. 8 4 7 3 16
2 November 2009. Rerate after a bit over two years, bottle from the same batch. The flavour is much more rounded. Still very powerful hoppiness and alcohol flavour, but the bitterness has mellowed out quite a bit. A lot more harmonious than the younger beer. 8 4 8 3 17
4 January 2012. Rerate after four and a half years. Still same batch. The aroma is sweet and malty with some raisin or prune. The flavour is also sweet and malty, some brown sugar, but balanced by the alcohol. There is not much aroma hop note left, but the bitterness is still high. 7 3 7 3 18
16 June 2013. 2005 bottle, 10.0%. 5 years past BB date. Batch 159 - not the same as my other ratings. Good caramelly hoppiness, a little earth, faint vinous note. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Small stable tan head. The flavour is quite caramelly and little sweet. Good subtle piney hop flavour and a good clean bitterness. A little hop bite in the finish combined with a good, warming alcohol. Slightly vinous from the aging, but most people would enjoy that. I think it is past its prime, though, but still excellent. 8 4 8 3 16
Bottle, 10.0%. From 2007, batch 282. Definitely peaked, but still good.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is about as close as a IIPA gets to an imperial brown ale. Or is the other way around...?
Anyway, this is a fabolous beer: Rich and intense floral aroma with nice notes of caramel and chocolate.
It’s a bit murky and quite dark but the head is thick and sticks to the beard.
The flavour is hoppy and solid. Chocolate and vague coffee-notes make their apperance and the whole thing finishes bitter and medium dry.
Very nice. The best thing about it might be, that it’s on the shelve in my local supermarket!
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. En virkelig lækker IPA, med en god balance imellem humlen og malten. Mørk farve og en diskret duft af citrus. Meget positivt overrasket.
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought at Vinens Verden Slotsgade. Batch 189. The liquid in my tulip glass looks ruby-like dark mahogany. Almost black when viewed against any background, but dark red against the light. A firm, off white creamy head rests nicely on the top with a good degree of lacing in the glass. Aroma has loads of hops, but there is a dose of burnt caramel as well as a feeling of wet rye bread behind it. Low carbonation, and a very oily feel - the beer expands nicely in my mouth and lingers on most tastebuds. Dark roasted malts begin the experience, then a good dose of flowers and hops. The initial roastedness is not excactly sweet, but there are some sweetness hidden behind the hops. Finish is warming, vinious and very bitter. This is no american impy IPA with 80 % aroma and 20 % flavour - this is the other way around. A mixture of impy stout and impy IPA, there are flavours to last a day. Very bitter and dry in the far finish with a long aftertaste. But after warming up a little, it ends up a touch more ordinary.
Habanero (2755) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours hazy and red-brown with a medium sized beige head.
Nose of malt and heavy hops. Sweet/bitter flavour with roasted malt and caramel. Nice bitter finish.
rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brown colour, little head; grapefruit, caramel and roast aromas; sweet/very
bitter taste with grapefruit, roast, and plum aromas; bitter finish with grapefruit, roast and espresso.
A car crash of a beer. I’ve no idea what it’s supposed to be, but it doesn’t work. Flavours that clash rather than complement clammer for attention. It’s like being locked in a cupboard with a dozen hyperactive toddlers.
A shame, because I really like most of their beers.
charlotte (4332) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark browncolour with big beige head.Heavy malty taste and bitter taste.Full warm body with strong nice flavor.Its really a Super beer.
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown colour, has a beige, lasting head. Flavor and aroma is dark too, laqurice, very bitter start and finish. Heavy yeasty.
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a curious, foreboding, opaque chestnut brown. Aroma is lively. Mandarin orange, peach grove, wheat grass. Vague sweetness. Taste is almost overpowering at first but settles into a sophisticated balance eventually. Mild vegetal tones, serious grapefruit bitterness, nectarine, caramel and black licorice. Finishes with a soft, mineral-tinted lavender flourish. Very thick, but smooth to swallow. No aggression, just strength. Classy. Thanks Phil!