Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Roasted, coffee, vanilla aroma and taste, dry. Medium body with a coffee finish.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee with notes of liquorice.
Flavour of coffee with roasted notes.
sunevdj (3949) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 (Blind rating at sk8viking’s.) Pours black with an off-white foamy head. Smells of ash. Slightly sou with aromas of burnt malts, coffee and ash, again. Light bodied. Sour ash-like finish. I think I accidentally glued the label from this bottle on to Rene’s table. I hope he gets it off... sorry.
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A black beer with a brown shine when held against a light soiurce, underneath a nice brown head. The aroma is strong with notes of cappuchino, but notes of black coffee and vanilla mixes in. The flavor is primarily of black coffee and cappuchino, with a light roasted note, over a thin body. Somewhat boring - had expected more.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 100 cl) Completely black and opaque with a creamy, beige head leaving some laces. The aroma is of pure ash. Rather soft mouthfeel. Medium body with lightly sweet malt and very burned notes - this is very ashy, a feature I don’t really appreciate in my beer. Discreet, bitter finish. Thanks to presario for this. 020606
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 Typical stout black body but with a disappointingly small off-white head. As expected with “expresso” in the name the focus is on the roasted coffee beans & roasted malt flavours. Not a whole lot of chocolate in there. Although officially a Sweet Stout the beer didn’t feel very sweet. If anything I’d even say it was below-average sweet for a stout. Medium body with dominant roasted coffee beans flavours. Simple but very effective and I loved the big flip-top 1L bottle. Only in Yukon can a beer be named Midnight Sun without it being an oxymoron.
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
But au salon du vin de Montréal 06. Noir comme minuit! Arome de café non moulût. J’imagine c’est comme boire une café froid sans sucré et sans crème.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bitter coffee aroma, with cherry, vanilla. Flavor is slightly sweet, with a bit of coffee, with a moderately bitter finish.
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & Dave B. -- courtesy of Presario. Pours a murky dark brown, almost black, with a large lasting creamy tan head. Big earthy aroma of espresso and roasted malt -- very nice. Somewhat sweet flavour, predominently of espresso along with caramel malt, chocolate and a light hoppy finish -- perhaps a little watery. Thin to medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. A pretty good Stout in a cool bottle.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 Bottle (1000 ml). Shared with blankboy and Dave B, blankboy’s bottle via Presario. Poured deep opaque black, huge lasting foamy-creamy tan head. Hind-brain appealing aroma of deeply bitter espresso grounds, peat, dirt, mould, dry leafy hops, some pungent, acidic, with an almost sulfury cabbage-smell; hella-roasted! Flavour is almost disappointing - weak, watery roast coffee, chocolate, a bit of cream, bitter celery - nice, but needs more oomph. Mouthfeel is creamy, light bodied, acidic - okay; has a medium-long earthy, bitter finish: celery? beetroot? Dave said parsnips????