thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours murky chestnutty brown with a small, creamy, yellow-beige head. Okay duration as a film. Aroma has raisiny tartness, light toasted caramel, some lactic acid. Doesn’t feel too good. Lowish carbonation, fine creamy palate. Flavour starts with quite a bit of a lactic infection, really. Otherwise a fine toasted caramel base with a mild chocolate note and good dried fruit base. Not impressive.
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Hazy dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, berries, liquorice and spices.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and berries with notes of liquorice and spices.
yespr (36878) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap MikkellerBar. Pours hazy dark brown wih a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight acidic. Mild caramelish, dark roasted and smooth wineous fruity. Lingering fruity and mild winous. Smooth and fruity finish. Growing bitterness into the finish.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours dark brown with a tint of red and a creamy beige head. Tart aroma - somewhat lactic? - overripe fruits. Full-bodied, nice interplay between sweet and tart, plenty of fruit, a little roast, a whiff of licorice while the beer finishes as it starts: tart. Quite an interesting hybrid, a luckily not that Belgian in style. 190611
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Dark amber/brown - offwhite head. Soapy. Metallic aroma. Nutty. Raisins. Dryness. Licorice notes. Rust. Light yeasty. Nice.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the 2011 Max’s Belgian Fest: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing airy froth of light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel and biscuity malty nose with some fresh woody notes. Starts with good smooth fullness and doughy malts with an authentic grassy hop balance and smooth complex fresh oak before a slightly warming finish with some light fruity notes.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Churchkey. No head, what a surprise. Tan bubbles measly form pathetically at the top of a clear deep maroon pour to remind you this is beer and not Coca-Cola. Aroma is dark cherries and truffles. Heavy dessert sweetness. Taste is heavy syrupy sweet, grenadine, chocolate syrup, boozy cherries. Pretty syrupy, flat palate. Would probably do better as sauce for cherries jubilee. Still admittedly yummy.
Nickls (2061) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, RFD. White head with orangeish body. Yeast and stone fruit feature in the aroma. Taste is quite fruity and a touch sweet, with toffee and some hints of lactose. Lighter, very soft body. Not bad.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark plum color, thin beige ring with islands of foam. Nose is very cheesy, bit hot with cherry, spice, zesty. Bit more thin cheese in flavor, hop and tea reducing in mid before light butter returns in finish. Thin, contrasting watery and butter notes. Oak was far better.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (with roasted, caramelized cocoa nibs and vanilla beans). Hazy dark red-brown body with small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vanilla, raisin, cocoa. Taste is sweet, raisin, chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.