ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at Alvinne bottle shop in Belgium. Beer tasted with friends at TJ’s on 29.12.08. The beer poured a very dark, brown head with a deep tan head and ring on the edge. The nose has strong coffee and cocoa aromas. The taste is a bit sweet up front but is complimented by the strong coffee character and some chocolate notes. There are also some dried fruit notes in the taste, a bit of funk as well. I had tried a small sample of this at the Struise brewery a few months back and was very happy to try this one in bottle.
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of spices, caramel, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of over ripe fruits as well as medium notes of caramel and spices, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Koelschtrinker (15818) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stark bitter-malziger Antrunk, der Hopfen ist erkennbar, agiert aber nur sehr nebensächlich. Ausgewogen, malzig-erdiger Abgang. Ausführlicher Neutest folgt.
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a Papsø tasting 09-Feb-2009 - Thanks to one of the guys (Yespr). Almost black - brown head. Roasted, oak, vanilla, wood, berries, sweetness, caramel, youghurt, coconut, light alcoholic, chocolate, dryness, cocoa, dried fruits. Wierd but nice.
joergen (25355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown (almost black) coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dried fruits and liquorice with notes of pine needles.
Roasted flavour of berries, liquorice, chocolate and dried fruits.
Dry roasted finish.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trade with Fonefan. It is black with a red hue and a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, light wood, vanilla, light cheese and pumpkin and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness and it has notes of roasted malt, light wood, yeast, chocolate, light cheese and sourness, that is strongest in the beginning. I’m a bit disappointed...
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, thanks to my cousin, ggaughan. Pours deep brown, capped with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa, burnt malt, and ash. Flavor of cocoa, smoke, salted popcorn, dark fruit, and coffee. Medium bodied. Lengthy hazelnut coffee and cocoa finish.
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Fonefon for this one... Really Very pleased to get this... deep black... thin tan head ... nice soft chocolate malts ...big chocolate malts ... little milky ... little dry ... little sandlewood ...medium heavy body ... low to medium carbonation ... All in all its the chocolate tones that shine through and i really liked this
larsniclas (6478) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled. Thx omhper]
Dark brown with a bubbly, beige head.
Dark and burnt aroma with burnt pop-corn.
Slightly sourish with notes of oak.
Pretty dry and harsh with cocoa and chocolate.
ekstedt (6354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
<i>Bottle (33 cl), thanks to ompher and larsniclas</i>. Burnt popcorn aroma with butterscotch, coffee, and some acidic wood notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced, slightly sourish.