phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl dinner. Black-ish pour with no head. Aroma has dark, salty caramel, chocolate, orange peel, dark cherries, dark berries, syrup. Taste is intensely chocolaty, fudge, salty caramel, red berries, oak. Heavy cloying sweetness. Low carbonation. A hard sipper.
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma shows the port upfront with raisins, prunes, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet with the normal dark lord characters. Thick an sticky sweet mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Three Floyd’s tap takeover @ Milkeller Viktoriagade. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is rich malt, molasses, chocolate fudge, liqourice. The flavour is strong sweet with a sweet oaky port alcoholic chocolate palate and a rich oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. 2013 vintage. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is very rich and complex; raisins, port wine, wood and chocolate. Flavour ensues; rich chocolate notes, wood, syrup, mild spiciness, tart wooden notes and raisins. Full bodied and an oily mouthfeel. Extreme and heavy. It is either a port wine with beer or a beer with port wine. Nevertheless a true dessert beer. Hyvää wappua.
olio (5969) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle (orange wax, 2013 vintage) @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle #262/726
Pours pitch black color with a minimal beige head. Lots of molasses and syrup on the nose, port wine is very distinct here, some cocoa, chocolate and wood. Flavor is very complex, lots of sweet molasses, brown sugar, dark ripe fruit notes and port, some wooden notes with subtle vanilla and faint licorice. Alcohol it’s at bay behind all three sweetness, and the sweetness is quite expected with port in the play. All in all a very tasty slow sipper.
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 65 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ Mikkeller Bar. Bottle 262/726.
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Aroma has sweet porto tones, ripe fruits, some oak and imperial stout elements in the background - some roastiness can be detected. Flavour has lots of porto, mellow oak tones and some alcohol. Sweet cocoa and dark chocolates typical to DL are in the background also on the flavour side. A porto with no sharp alcohol and stronger body with smoothness added, but still not overwhelmingly sweet. In other words: a porto with its typical problems fixed! Starts to get more IS tones at the end of the glass: rye pudding occurs.
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle @ Three Floyds Bar, Copenhagen
Bottle #262/732 - Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma has massive amounts of port notes, roastiness, sticky syrup, wood and oaky. Taste is extremely heavy and quite sweet with loads of port, vinous notes, wood, oak and massive amounts of molasses. Finish is sticky sweet, smooth, heavy, vinous and woody with loads of port notes and molasses. Quite massive and heavy beer.
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Ken and a few other beergeeks, pre-CBC 2014. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Lovely port aroma, vanilla, caramel, raisins, prunes, licorice, coffee beans, cocoa powder, milky notes. Port flavor, woody, raisins, dades, prunes, licorice, chocolate, nuts, vinous, warming alcohol, ash notes, some caramel and vanilla. Fullbodied and with alcohol well hidden. Wonderful beer, really glad I got to try it.
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mielcke&Hurtigkarl. Pitch black - no head. Grapes. High malts. Light bitterness. Earthy notes. Ryebread. Dark grapes. Lots of wood. Burnd sugar. Oak. Vanilla. Bitterness. Rubber. Molasses.....
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, grass, oak, dark sugar, caramel, vanilla, hints of oak. Taste is sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, grass, dark sugar, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry syrupy mouthfeel. Nice.