fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2007 @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Optal. [Thanks to Bager for sharing]. Clear black color with a small creamy virtually none brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, heavy licorice, notes of prune, raisin, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter in a very nice balance with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. Very nice complex and tasty ;o))
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 13. Huge thanks to badgerben for trading and brewfiend for shipping, I owe you one Ben, this came out as the best brew of the night! 2005 vintage, orange wax. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing brown head. Slight alcohol burning in my eyes, roasted malty, slight smoked, minor toffee note flavour is caramel, roasted malt toffee sweet, quite nice. Dry to bitter finish with a distinct malt flavour beneath. 8-4-8-4-17
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 14. 2007 bottle. Pours deep brown with red hue and no head. Slight eye burning alcohol, dried malty aroma. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt in a quite thick fluid blend. Very intense without being overdone in anyway. Quite nice. 7-4-9-4-16
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is powerful of coffee, chocolate, wood, and alcohol. The color is pitch-black and it has a brown head though disappearing. The flavor is very sweet with complex notes of malt (especially roasted), coffee, and bitter chocolate. It ends on a rather good bitterness -both from the malt and the hops. A very good beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this very special beer with me.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 (Bottle 65 cl) Black, almost opaque with a dark brown head. Pronounced roasted malt and a distinct alcohol. Lovely full-bodied, extremely raisiny - all sorts of dried fruit and chocolate before a hot and alcoholic finish. Delicious indeed. 170705 and 070907
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (2006 vintage, thanks marsiblursi, you’re the best!). Deep ambery colour (almost black) with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, dark dry fruit, coffee and burnt wet wood. Flavour is dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla and some wooden hints also. Really caramellish as it warms up a bit. Pleasant brew.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Bottled.
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice and chocolate.
Sweet flavour of dried fruits, coffee, liquorice and chocolate.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Thick like oil, black as coal. No head, of course. Chocolate and fruit aroma. Raisiny huge maltiness, you nearly need a knife to cut it. Soft mouthfeel and a syrupy sweetness. Extremely complex. Rich, wonderfully flavourful and with the typical 3 Floyds softness, but on the sweet side for me.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, vintage 2007. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dark chocolate molasses and coffee aroma. Roasted malty oily molasses and dark chocolate flavor with hints of dark fruit and coffee. Has a roasted heavy malty molasses finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 2010-06-19, vintage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
It pours oily black, thick, with a minimal brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, but also phenol, strong, very medicinal. Thick body, it has strong flavor, mix of caramel, roasted malt, tar, traces of liquorice and coffee; later, there is the alcohol that starts appearing; enough sugars. Strong bitterness. The final is based on rosted malts, sweet and bitter at the same time. Powerful, but not impressive.
2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Dense black; virtually no head, just a thin collar. Aroma of chocolate, cookies, light cinnamon. Thick body (less than the bottle), oily mouthfeel, chocolate flavor, some alcohol. A bit too much, without being enough.
2007-09-21, Stockholm Beer Festival, afterfestival at Per’s, 8-4-10-5-18=45
Black color; creamy head, not persistent. The aroma is very phenolic, and of course sweet caramel, liquorice, some coffee, alcohol, leather. Totally thick mouthfeel, a bit oily, sweet, bitter, with a perfect combination of caramel and chocolate and hints of roasted malt; more liquorice at the end. Warming. Powerful Ambrosia.
Cloudy dark brown color, green hue; no head. All the classic flavor components of North America Imperial Stouts, but quite well mixed together; anyway, the thickest beer I ever had. Not complex, a lot of sweetness; pleasant also because less bitter and aggressive than others. Thanks Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My Rating # 3200. 2007 Bottle @ Odense Smagning, August 09. Pours pitch black with a small creamy dark brown head and lacings. Nose was hard roasted coffee, liquorice. Very oily, phat and smooth. Molasses and chocolate. Hints of vanilla. Very complex and vinous with a long lovey finish. Top 10 beer for sure. Dammmn!