Beer Here Essentia Bina

Formerly brewed at Beer Here
Style: Imperial Porter
Tejn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Danish: De tider er for lngst ovre, hvor skger, tatere og fusentaster befolkede byens gader, og hvor en rlig mand ikke regnede det for noget at give gadedrengene eller fruentimmeret et ordentligt dragt prygl. Desvrre er der ikke udsigt til at de tider kommer igen, men derfor behver du ikke g glip af at smage, hvordan llet kunne have vret dengang. Derfor har jeg her beget en strk porter, hvor der helt i datidens nd er snydt p alle mder for at forstrke bde farve, smagsindtryk og rus - med bl.a. udtrk af fennikelfr og brndt sukker (essentia bina). Selvflgelig uden nymodens pjat som kulsyre og udlbsdato.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(.25L bottle thanks to bu11zeye) near black with very few bubbles, but nice coating of the glass. Nose of vanilla, graham cracker, fudge, and sweet! Taste of alcohol, fudge, dark chocolate, roasty. Thickish body, low carbonation with some fusel alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle. I have been looking forward to this beer quite alot, especially because it should resemble a porter from the time of the Industrialization, and it sure didnt dissapoint. Pours a opague black color, with just the slightest amount of brown on the side of the glass. It has no head, but a very small brown lacing. Aroma is very roasted and burnt, with alot of sweetness and some dark fruit. Flavor is also quite roasted, with a very burnt taste, the dark fruits especially dates. It is very big and boozy. I also get some charcoal and coffee. The body is full, with a thick and oily mouthfeel. The beer just completely covers your mouth, and feel a sugary gloss on your lips. Overall a very big and extreme beer, you probably either hate it or love it. I love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Small bottle with a rusted (?!) cap thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with no head. Looks like soy sauce in the glass. Coating with some legs. Aroma is musty, chocolate, earth, pencil shavings, soy, teriyaki and licorice. Taste is big, thick and bitter. Metallic and a bit acrid. Syrupy. Autolysis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
bottle pours black with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses and roasted malt. Light smoke and toffee flavors with a big boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2657) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 The body is BIG, taste is BIG. No carbonation in there. pours black and oily, taste of burned sugar, liquorice, burnt malts and some fennel. Interresting beer. I would recomend everyone to split this beer with a friend (:

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, headless, thick and viscous
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma, fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness, lots of roasted, long alcoholic finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
7oz bottle thanks to hopscotch for sharing this awesome and super rare gem. Pour is deep black with almost no head. No real carbonation. Ridiculous rich nose of anise, chocolate and soy sauce. Definitely oxidized but it doesnt really hurt this beer. Cap on outside and inside was all rusted. Flavor is big chocolate and bourbon like character with some light caramel and cherry. Finishes with soy sauce and light saltiness. Really good considering the age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Bottle (old, rusty cap) Pours dark brown and mostly clear. No head. The nose is all about smoke, tobacco and soy sauce ahhh my beloved Samuel Adams Triple Bock! Is it possible? Silky smooth mouthfeel with no carbonation. The flavor is of rich, dark malts and, oh yeah, there it is; pour it on nice and thick soy sauce, baby. Very salty; perhaps a bit too salty, if thats even possible for this old sodium head. Regarding the 16% ABV? Nothing is revealed at all. Odd, yet delicious and comforting. If I had had sashimi, I would have saved the dregs for dipping. Very nice, but Im a strange guy. Bottle courtesy of plovmand!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5645) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2010
This rating - my "crown-awarding" no. 100 - is dedicated to the Norwegian ratebeer community, my father for bringing home the goods, to Mogens for digging into his beer vaults, and to Christian Skovdahl Andersen of Here Beer for his craft beer bravery! :-) And now, the actual rating: Essentia Bina comes to me in the humble appearance of a small, brown 25 cl bottle with a slightly rusty cap. It sort of makes me feel like a diver whos come out of the ocean with a bottle of rum from a Spanish shipwreck, seaweed and all. Sort of. :-P I open the bottle and pour the oily, black contents into my snifter glass with a certain veneration. This is perhaps the most exclusive, rare beer Ive had so far in my young rater career. As advertised (for those who can read Danish), its dead flat and sits in the glass like a challenge. The nose is not half as boozy as expected from a steroid-ABV such as this one, but gives away some coffee, licorice...and something else that I cant really wrap my head around. Exciting indeed. After observing the snifter for about 5 minutes or so, I finally take the first sip. The unusual feeling of a completely un-carbonated beer is so unusual that I cant make out anything but mouthfeel at first. Silky smooth and velvety, the kind that only vintage ales produce, or perhaps a good port wine. I take another sip, and is faced with something very odd (could it be the fenugreek, the magic x-factor? Then comes a wave of good ol coffee, burnt toast and licorice. Theres even some candy sugar traces and cough syrup in there as well, the kind of aroma that makes you believe that Essentia Bina could blow away your cold or sore throat in a minute. Very nice, albeit strange. The finish is a slightly moldy, earthy tone which leaves me wondering whether or not I got this one a bit too late, or if its the brewers intention. Regardless, its not really that disturbing (only a little), and I relish the complex, subtle blend of flavors lingering in my mouth a long time after finishing each sip. Except for the warming feel in my body and a certain vague, burning sensation somewhere in the middle of each sip, theres no indication of Essentia Binas 16 % ABV. I keep sipping the mighty brew slowly, taking breaks only to write this review. This is a worthy no. 100 for me - cheers everybody! ;-)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86. Appearance of used motor oil, no head, no lacing. Aroma of the inside of a vacuum cleaner bag. Taste of low sodium soy sauce. Past its prime, I think. Unpleasant. Good conversation starter, I guess.

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