Camons (9622) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Halloween beerfest, Århus. Pours hazy dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, yeast, nuts, caramel. Taste is malty, light yeast, caramel, light spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. 291011
Earlier Rating: 6/12/2011 Total Score: 3
Tap @ Fairbar. Pours brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, light fruit. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, nuts. Medium body, lively carbonation. Easy drinkable. 141010
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap 29 /10 - 2011) low white head, dark amber, color, malty taste, slightly alcohol.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottleseus, pours hazy dark brown with small tan head... the aroma is sweet malt, hay and some dark fruits....the flavor is sweet caramel....
Plovmand (7715) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is highly bready with notes of tobacco, grain and some dark fruit. The flavour is light roasted with notes of dark fruit and toasted malt. Light tobacco. Light fishy finish actually.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, vin-og-gaver.dk. Sweet light fruits in the nose and on the tongue. Slightly oily smooth texture to it. A touch thin and a bit woody, with some wine characteristics. As a session beer it’s okay, but nothing startling.
rane (1004) - Nibe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small off white head. Arom very malty, caramel, rye bread. Taste a very malty beer, the bread notes are dominating in the taste. A fine dunkel and a good session beer.
larsga (7155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Clear deep dark brown body with light carbonation. Light dusty strawy caramelized sugar aroma with butterscotch and rye crisp bread notes. Dry, and faintly sweet, caramelly rye crisp bread taste with spicy notes. Light body. Mild, faintly slick mouthfeel. Dryish roasty dusty wooden aftertaste with butterscotch and toffee notes. Quite nice, but a bit dry and austere. (0.33l bottle, Salling, Århus.)
Borup (10709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draugth at Lord Nelson Bar, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and spice.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. light brown pour with a medium off white head. Aroma and taste of lightly toasted malt. Notes of caramel.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer poured a very dark brown - almost black - color. Obviously I should have been expecting a dark color given the beer style but for some reason I thought it was going to be more on the brown side. The head development was weak with less than a cm appearing in my dimpled mug. Retention was equally as underwhelming as the head quickly receded into the dark beer. Virtually no lacing present.
The aroma of the beer was quite simply - I really could only identify the smell of dark grains which often gives me the impression of dark fruits like figs, plums, etc. I am also getting a sweet caramel touch.
Caramel is the most notable thing to mention about the taste. It is not overly strong but it would be hard to miss if you were paying attention to the taste. It is a sweet caramel / toffee. You can also taste the roasted flavors from the dark grains. I am still getting some dark fruits but the new kid on the block is a touch of bitter chocolate. Overall the taste is not bad but I am not overly impressed.
It had a creamy mouthfeel to it and a fairly dry finish. The carbonation was hidden in the dark liquid but was certainly present. I wasn’t expecting a lot of bubbles in the beer but I guess that was my own poor expectations given that this beer technically has the base of a lager. The mouthfeel was appropriate for the beer.