fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours to a very deep garnet colored body with a very thick and tall chocolate milk foam colored head. The aroma is port wine, coriander, grain dust, blueberries. The flavor is chocolatey, oatmeal-like, peat, tobacco, and powdered sugar. The palate is rich, lightly smokey, creamy, good feeling.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep redish hue and diminished light tan head. Plum fruity aroma. Mild malt, caramel and minor liqourice note too. Flavour is roasted malt with chocolate smoothness and bitterness. Light bitter and liqourice like bite following. Growing overripe fruity plum notes which gives reminiscence of Belgian trappist brews like Westmalle, Rochefort and a bit of St Sixtus. Dry yeasty spiced finish with a lingering fruit note. Nice one.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of smoke. The color is very dark brown and it has a small dense light brown head. The flavor is very sweet chocolate with underlying notes of malt, bread, and roasted malt. Great flavor - and great palate.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Very dark, but not black - there’s a reddish tint in there somewhere. The head is pretty much non-exiisting and the level of carbonation is very low. Pleasant, spicy nose. Dry, malty and slightly bitter with some indefinable but very delicate spices in the aroma. Reminds me of some of the best Belgian trappists. And I just read, that a "Blair Ale" has been brewed in support of the Labour Party election campaign. Way to go - it worked.... 200405
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and spices.
Sweet flavour of spices, butterscotch, liquorice and alcohol with notes of dried fruits.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark amber colour, big beige head. Aroma is plum, berries, slight roast and raisins. Flavour is smooth raisins, dark fruits and berries. Quite smooth, and lovely.
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown. Spicy nose. Huge, malty and sweet body. Complex, and very tasty, but a bit too spicy for my liking, and still I prefer their regular House Ale.
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma of spicies, licourice and malt. Flavor is a little sweet and spicy. Hints of licourice and orange peels too. Some bitterness in the aftertaste with hints of the spices. Very nice!
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd December 2007
DArk brown beer. Sweet with a subtle floral and fruit undertone. Dry sweet finish. Unusual - nice.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 2010-12-30, bb 2010-05-20, probably 5 years old, 7-4-7-3-15=36
The color is dark brown, almost black; the head is medium-sized, creamy, reducing to a thin layer. The aroma shows some toasted nuts; caramel. The body is quite slim, the texture is a bit oily; the caramel and roasted malts flavor is still quite good; it has some small signs of oxidisation; the bitterness in the end, mostly supported by the roastiness, is quite evident. Solid.
The color is almost black; fizzy, initially there is a medium sized creamy head, but it disappears quickly. The aroma is intense, of caramel, mature but not old. It still has a respectable body structure, with dark caramel flavor, but the age is more evident here. Balanced final, with an evident share of dark malts and dark caramel. Surely not at its peak, but interesting anyway.
Dark color, creamy head.
Wonderful complex aroma: malty, fruity, Porto wine, sweet liquorice.
Full malty mouth, round taste, some sweetness, sharp presence of liquorice, caramel, roasted malt; almost fruity; still a bit young.
Good final, a lot of malt, liquorice, caramel; well balanced by a pretty strong bitterness.