Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Olbaren, Copenhagen. Black with a light brown head. Moderately aromatic. Smoky, velvety and meaty malts. Nice malt character. Good body. A good beer, but the microbreweries make better beer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma of light smoke, roasted barley, also hints of coffee and vanilla. Very tasty flavour of roastedness, coffee and quite bitter finish. Ends up very smooth abd nice. Pretty good for a commercial brewery.
NosirIwont (2119) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black with a big, fluffy brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sourish with notes of cooked vegetables at first, but quickly gives way for roasted, tar, and barbecue notes. Flavour is sweetish, roasted and oily. Finish is bitter and dryish with remote alcohol notes. Slight grassy notes. Smooth and soft palate. 16-03-07.
thewolf (11433) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours pitch-black with a light brown creamy head. Aroma is primarily roasted - some coffee as well. Flavour has lots of roasted tones. Very oily mouthfeel. Chocolate, coffee and a clear viniousness as well. Very sweet.
Enjoyit (3580) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black of color with a nice brown head. An aroma of old fahioned liqurice, coffee and roasted malt. Nice flavor of the same liqurice, coffee and roasted malt, some hints of sweet liqurice.
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with licorice. Malty sweet flavor, full bodied with licorice and dark roasted espresso. Warming alcohol. Very well balanced.
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice big tan head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma is roast malt and licorice. Taste is roast malt, coffee and licorice. Good long finish.
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2006 vintage, via henrikb. Pours one of the deepest black colored bodies that I’ve ever seen. The head was rather small, dark brown, and faded to a whispy film and a thin ring. The nose is a mix of roast, smoke, and caramel with a slight graininess. I’m also getting an off vegetal note and very light alcohol fumes. Flavor is roasty and slightly burnt, and noticably lacking in the caramel that I expect of a Baltic, but it’s still strangely interesting. I guess the caramel is there, but it’s more of a burnt caramel. A little noticable alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice oily thick texture and moderate soft carbonation. This is one interesting beer. Not sure it’s up there with my favorite Baltics, but it was certainly worth trying.
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black color with a small light brown head. Aroma is light malty, dark chocolate, malt sweet, light hoppy, licorice, light smoke. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration (botterne is burnt or chocolate). Body is medium to fule, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. (Generates sweet memories of old times drinking Wiibroe Imperial stout) ;o))
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a huge light brown head; Medium sized balanced nose, meaty smoked aromas as well as roasted malt and dark red berries, but it also has this classic unfitting Carlsberg metallic scent; Huge soft carbonation in a soft textured body, balanced bitter and a little sweet, lacks character; It finishes medium long with quite some fill, a little bitter and sweet, balanced aromas. This is a good beer, but nothing more. I have had a few bottles of this new batch by now and and really think it needs a lot and especially more character to be as good as the average rating.