Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma. Dry and malty flavour with a sugary alcohol finish.
bierkoning (10500) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Deep dark brown color. Vinous aroma with grapes and licorice. Full bodied. Sweet alcoholic flavor with rye bread, vinous notes, raisin, juniper and licorice. Dried fruit. Full of flavor, but also loads of alcohol. And where is the smoke? Sticky mouthfeel.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked this up at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. I couldn’t believe that they actually had this beer! There is this Alaskan eskimo-type guy on the front of on the bottle. He looks pretty cold. Nice thin head sitting on top that fades away eventually. Not black in color, but a very dark brown in color. Nice sweet aroma. It is a bit misleading. You smell the sweet aroma with the alcohol, but you don’t smell the smoke or wood. Slight smoke aroma comes through as the beer warms up. VERY creamy palate. Nice sublte smoky flavor. Pretty good beer. Leather subtle flavor as well. Overall, pretty good smoked. Nice smoky subtle flavor with an extremely creamy beer.
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBF09. 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, golden and deep amber with a small white head. Roasted malty, yeasty and light spiced aroma. Flavour is the same with a light bitterness and roasted acidity. Bitter and roasted finish with a light alchol warmth.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost totally black colour. Smoke in the aroma along with well roasted malt and dark fruits. Good mouthfeel. Very pleasant rather sweet flavour of smoke, roasted malt, liquorice and dark fruits.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt .9oz bottle. Poured a dark and deep amberish/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, toffee, licorice, some chocolate, and some smokiness. Tastes of dark fruits (raisins and plums), caramel, citrus, chocolate, some earthiness and lighter smoke. Sweet and syrupy body with medium alcohol in the finish.
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Small head with short duration. Color is near black. Aroma and taste are smoke, vinous, malt, fruits and yeast.
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Patricks Pub, Kristiansand. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour, fruit, roasted, ccoffee. Flavour is dry, fruit, alcohol, smoked, coffee, cacao, roasted, malt, hopFull bodied nice balnanced beer.
stouby (3794) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, smoked, licorice), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter and acidic. Full body. Not harmonic.
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
almost black, no head.
faint roasted aroma.
raosted, licorice, bit one dimensional flavor.