FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Black colour with a small frothy head. Rich aroma and taste of roasted malts, licorice and cofee with oaky notes. lasting finish.
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 Black with a small tan head. Strong roasted aroma with licorice and burned malt. Also vineous notes of dried fruit and a touch of smoke. Dry and roasted flavour and quite a bit of oak, rounded well off by the fruity port sweetness. Huge mouthfeel
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours completely opaque black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts with a sweet, woody edge. Quite full-bodied with a shipload of hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla, dried and overripe fruits and an edge of wood and port. Malt bitter finish. Lovely. 160509
RangledeFreak (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
CBF09. From tap. Black and with a small dense brown head. Aroma of light smooked malt and dryed fruit. Flavour is with espresso, cholotate and Light sweetness all rounded up with a smooth bitternes and nice warm feeling from the alcohol.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, daught. Pitch black colour, nice beige lacing. Lovely roasty burned malty chocolate woody aroma. Great filling mouthfeel indeed. The flavour has a very pleasant roasty maltiness with chocolate, roasty sweet caramel, wood and a lovely long lasting bitter roasty finish. Yum indeed!
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. What a rush !!! Black - small brown head. High burned, roasted, vineous, wood, oak, high malty, sweetness, licorice, toffee, caramel, nice hoppy, coffee, nice bitterness. What a smooth and pleasant beer - still powerfull - Wow !!!
yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBF09. From tap. Pours pitch black and with a small chocolate brown head. Smooth roasted malt, chocolate port wineous notes. Wood too. Smooth port barrel flavoured with a nice roasted malt base. Subdued chocolate notes. Light sweetness. Full bodied. Very intense. Acidic and roasted flavoured finish, light tarish. Lovely, yet a prefer the base version above this - sometimes the barrel ageing levels out the subtle complexities of a really well crafted beer.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours utterly opaque black. Impossible to see through. A great, creamy beige, staying head on top. Aroma is sweet, lots of wood, toffee, port, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate and light liqourice. Super creamy mouthfeel, soooo velvety. Sweetish flavour with lots of roasted malts, port character, chocolate, oak and some super-elegant blueberry notes in the background. This is so elegantly balanced. Lots of power, but still the 12 % is so well hidden. Easily the best beer of the festival! Make more, Nørrebro!
baggio (333) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Pitch black with a small and robust beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruits, Herbs, Port, Chocolate and roasted malts.
Flavor: Chocolate, Roasted malts, Ports, Vanilla and hops.
Palate: Quite dry and complex with a huge bitterness at the end.
This was a favourite at CBF 09 that i think still needs some more time maturing. According to the brewer it had been 7 months in a barrel when it was served.
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 CBF09. Draught. Creamy lightbrown good fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Strong vanilla and chocolate notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.
Feb. 10: Bottle version. Still great: 8-4-8-4-15= 4.1
Roasted and candis flavor notes. Not as much vanilla as Bordeuax-version.