Wombata (618) - Kobe, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle bought at Yamaya near Umeda. 30% off as it must have been near it’s sell by date.
Aroma: Light grass, dark cocoa perfume, black licorice, some char.
Palate: Medium-bodied but with enough behind it that it never fades. It has a sustained feeling of volume in the mouth.
Flavor: Black licorice, unsweetened dark cocoa, light grassy hop that grows into a bigger, bitter charred coffee flavor.
Comment: Amazingly long finish and feeling of volume in the mouth that never seems to thin out. I first tried this in a narrow tall glass and the sharper burnt character was emphasised, but then poured it into a tulip glass that brought out the aroma and toned down the bitter burned character and highlighted a rounder chocolate and licorice flavors. Stunningly good and have to wonder if this was just an unusually good bottle that had a little age on it.
Ungstrup (34246) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, bread, and roasted malt, leading to a bitter finish.
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear brown, small light brown head.
malty and bitter caramelly aroma.
flavor is roasted malty, bitter caramel.
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - fuzzy dark brown pour with off white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity and malty, nutty and caramel notes, bready sweet malty finish.
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear ruby colored with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel and rye bread.
Fruity flavor of caramel and bread.
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, nuts, bread and caramel.
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a huge tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Toasted malty. Smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake Taniguchi). Roast malt nose, toasty and nutty, , dark fruit, some yeastiness. Dark reddish-brown color. Decent raost malt initial, lightly harsh bittering, some smoke, burnt notes, a bit ashy, thin yeast bite in finish. Thin-medium body. Nice enough. Bitterness (or perhaps yeast) is a bit overdone,
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBM awajicho. Dark brown with a modest beige head that lasts. Toffee and toasted malts on the now. Average carbonation. Cola like mouthfeel. As it warms up a bit of prune comes out on the nose as well. Not bad at all.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (sampled in Nagoya)
Very dark brown color, good steady beige head. Light dry toasted nose, hints of yeast. Light-bodied. Crisp. Toasted, slightly ashy dark maltyness. Finish has some minty hoppyness. Decent lager.