humlelala (1280) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(on tap @ ōlbaren) Pours black with medium, toffee head. Decent retention and lace. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, licorice, chalk and milk. Creamy on the palate, full-bodied, softly carbonated with a slightly boozy finish. The taste is smooth, balanced and dark - neither too bitter nor too sweet. Very complex and pleasant. Girlfriend says: "A bit disappointed by the taste after such a promising aroma."
Ungstrup (33786) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A pitch blackbeer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Draught at ōlbaren. Black - nice big brown head. Spicy notes. Yeasty. High malty. Fruity notes. Burned malts. Mynth. Staranis. Dryness. Carcoal. Acid notes. Smokey. Licorice. Ok.
r464 (2252) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the can. Dark but somewhat translucent. Decent tannish colored head. Roasty toasty taste of malt and coffee. Nice and bold.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours opaque with a medium-small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, dates and prunes, no hops and a licorice nose. Flavor is medium bitter dark malt, licorice, light roast, chocolate and toast malt, light earthy hops, wood, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
italianjohn (2805) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour light tan head lots of creamy head .... aroma of licorice and roasted malts ... taste is roasted, little chocolatey with licorice and anise (think very very slight sambuca) some spicy hop ..... dry lingering spicy finish .... roasted and oily mouthfeel ... solid and nice brew abv hidden well
Reid (2254) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can from "Lifesource" Salem. $2.95
Again ,as with the Siamese Twin, the pour is horrendous..a gentle pour ensures a glass 90% foam. Is there some sort of trouble with transportation or at canning..oh well heres another 10 minute wait to taste the stuff.
OK after a long thirsty wait here goes.
Typical baltic porter body..almost black yet with mahogany aspects on the edge. Actually a nice ,tight,creamy tan head..when its under control.
Aroma is pleasng.. fresh ground coffee bean,cocoa nibs,,touch of aniseed, a faint aroma of medicinal liquorice. Very nice.
Taste is the same as the aroma basically..with a little alcoholic warming and some blackcurrant.
The mouthfeel is slightly over carbonated for style but OK and finally get some strong liquorice goodness.
Over all a nice beer..but i dont know if i want to buy anything else from this brewer to drink with friends..as waiting for the froth monster to shrink isnt really my thing.
HenrikSoegaard (12841) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
matthewjk (1045) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from multiple 16oz cans- Damn, I really wanted to enjoy this more, but quite astringent and medicinal. What an "uncommon" brew, but not in a good way this time. Looking for something smoother and less harsh. Iím not opposed to trying UB in the future.
Rasmus40 (16690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth. 260911