KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish with red glimts and a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and chocolate notes. Flavour was sweet with dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Finished sweet and smooth. Surprinsingly good.
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (6.7%). Very deep ruby colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, some mild liquorice as well as sugary and even mild hops. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, some maize as well as quite grassy finish. Roasted malts in the aftertaste.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Martin P. Clear reddish brown with a dense light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit and hard roasted malts. Medium body, hard roasted malt, salty licorice and chocolate. Distinct malt bitterness. Excellent! 270609
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle @ Haiqing Hotel, Qingdao) Pours dark brown with a finger or so of tan head. Sweet coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, very light pebbliness. Although probably filtered there is still a nice bit of texture. Fairly thick, lightly droopy rings of lacing are pretty well-retained. Flavor of fairly rich coffee and chocolate with sweet caramel undertones alternating with roastiness. Nice refined feel overall. Quite tasty and like an oasis in the beer desert of China.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 I am pleased to be showing myself in a distinctive and remarkable way as I am irresistible and perceptive. My nightclub is a pub in Chinatown and this beer is courtesy of the New Yen Yen (I guess it should be the New Yuan Yuan really, of course the New Renminbi Renminbi would be just silly) supermarket where I purchased this for a keen price of $3.50. After finishing a Tiger schooner from the very aptly named pub for this area, The Mountbatten, I am now discreetly demonstrating my perspispacity by supping on this outside while watching Asia pass me by in my own back yard. What a shop I have just completed! I have roast dukk, chook feat and bean Kurd sheets. All this amid acid! Funny, can’t taste the ratter, sorry latter, but I am enjoying a well presented glass of this with a fine lace and consistent head. Perfect crema atop an opaque deep black beer. The nose is chocolate malt and vanilla with such clean notes to show the quality control in the brewing process. These are not as prominent in the taste but the clarity of flavour and mouthfeel is impressive. ABV sneaks up on you as the glass warms but all you are ever left with is the pleasant burnt malt palate of a well produced stout. Good stuff old China.
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits.
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Pitch black, with a medium, frothy, chocolate milkshake head. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolte, cream. Not exactly fragrant, but pretty nice. Sweet, roaaty flavor, chocolate, cream, roasted wood, salt, something like oyster. Lots of umami, a bit of licorice. Tasty, though there is a strange aspect to it. Nicely roasted finish. Thick, rich body. A pretty nice beer. Surprisingly nice.
hirigalzkar (2239) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Notes of milk, nougat, sweet licorice and milk chocolate. Well balanced. Very porteresque.
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall but fading fast light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, caramel and a touch of a bit of roasted malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep chocolatey malt flavour at first with some nuts, caramel, toffee and a lot of prunes. Aftertaste is quite robust with nothing large and opaque, just a nice earthy, malty flavour with a ton of sweetness and a decent amount of alcohol coming through - especially for the brewery, you don’t expect this at all. Overall, a rather nice stout with some good true flavours with a long-lasting flavour that would go well with some earthier flavoured food here. I sampled this 33cL can purchased from CitySuper! Grocery Store at 2 IFC in Central, Hong Kong, SAR China on 10-August-2010 sampled at home in Washington a few days before setting back out to Hong Kong, in which I could imagine drinking this with some noodles from Tsim Chai Kee or Mak’s a few blocks away on Wellington in Central.
CH-303 (1365) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Slight coffee.
Taste: More dark malt and coffee, warming. Slight alcohol. Nice surprise.
Info: 355ml bottle, 13/6-2013, BB: 3/6-2014