Søgaards Utzon Dark
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Brewed by Søgaards Bryghus
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Aalborg, Denmark


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Danish: Er en sort øl med et flot rødligt skær. Smagen er fyldig og ristet – dog uden at være brændt og bitter – og med noter af chokolade fra mild og harmonisk sydamerikansk chokolade. Tilsætningen af den australske “wattle seed” giver øllet et frugtet særpræg, der er unik i den danske ølverden.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011
2010-04-12, bottle at Plan B as Utzon Center, courtesy of Thomas, 6-3-6-2-11=28
Dark brown color with red shades; big head. Mild aroma, very mild caramel, cheese. Ordinary body strength; roasted malt flavor, mild as well; chocolatey final, but too simple.

2008-11-24, draught at the brewpub in Aalborg as Utzon Dark, 5-3-6-3-11=28
Black color. Light aroma of caramel and dark chocolate. Medium body, with a balanced mix of dark caramel and roasted malt, correct bitterness, light roasted malt sourness. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5063) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours nearly clear very dark brown with shades of dark ruby and small light tan head. Clear aroma of nuts, roast, touches of honey and malt. Sour-sweetish and roasty flavour of malt, yeast and hops, with some hints of fruit and leaves. Bitter aftertaste with sourish and roasty touches. A little watery. Drinkable and not that bad but nothing to go out of one’s way for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Dark brown and almost clear. Has an off-white head. Roasted aroma, a bit odd. Flavor starts sweet, roasted. Finish moderate bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
A fine herbed beer. Not sure what to call this, but it works, has a nice mouth feel, a good toasted taste, without being very bitter or burnt. Maybe a bit watery, but the one I had was very cold. There was a distinct chocolate flavour here, which is nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
Btl at Søgaard: Little head, coca cola coloured with odd looking bubles. Little nose if a any at all with a faint metallic hint. medium body and length. Light taste with a little brown sugar and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1693) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Henriks. Pours a dark brown to black colour with a pretty small off-white head. Nice sweet and roasted malt aromas of both dark bitter chocolate and milk chocolate, with a touch chocolate truffles in the end. Some coffee is also present. The flavour is less sweet with more coffee and some salt licorice in the end, and maybe a hint of chili. Surprisingly medium bitterness, and a smooth but also a bit sparkly mouth feel. A decent dark ale which is also pretty easy.drinking. Nice aromas but too shallow in the flavour. Cannot say I found much of the special ingredient in this beer, and appears as an okay porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
On tap @ Henrik. This is a deep dark ruby brown beer with a small sidesticking beige head. On the aroma I get some thin roasted malts, cold coffee, licorice and some dark caramel. It has a light oily texture and a soft carbonation level. Light roasted in the flavor with hints of licorice and leather and wet cardboard. Ends with a light yogurt-sourness. Subtle in both aroma and flavor - all the way and it never really got my full attention. Not a especially good beer either. 07.05.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Deep brown, near-black body, small off-white head. Nose is licorice, herbs, hints of cough syrup and tar. Taste is herbal licorice tones, soy and hints of cough medicine again. Some nutty flavors in the finish, with some more hard-to-define herbal notes. Smooth and nice, with a beckoning aftertaste. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Both original, drinkable and tasty: this is one rather underrated beer from Søgaard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Flaske: Mørkebrun let rødlig øl med et lille skumhoved. Duften er lety sur med en smule chokolade. Smagen er frugtet og igen let sur. Ikke min kop te, men svigerfar kunne lide den.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (17803) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, roasted malt and a sort of smoky note (not like in a smoked beer but hard to describe). Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Boring. 110311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2010
(Draught at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen, 17 June 2010) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of dark bread, chocolate and dark fruit. Roasted, malty taste with dark bread, raisins, chocolate, coffee and a dry bready finish with a spicy bitterness. Fairly dry. Medium body. Very nice, leaning in the schwarzbier direction.

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