yespr (30631) - 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 (11097) - 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 (319) - 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 (10367) - 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.
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits, port, liquorice and chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and port with notes of alcohol.
Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fad: Flot kulsort øl med en fin skumkrone. Rigtig god duft af brændthed og sødme fra portvinslagringen. Desværre er alkoholen for dominerende i smagen, der clasher med vintonerne og gør den mindre god. Stort potentiale men den er der ikke endnu.