hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle (#60)... Dark brown ale with rusty highlights around the edges and no head. The aroma provides lots of fudge and a splash of red wine. Medium-bodied with only a trace of carbonation. Flavor-wise, this beer fails me. Rancid bitterness is sharp and biting and overshadows all the delicious fudge, mocha and gentle, vinous acidity that is offered up. Lengthy, metallic, alcoholic finish. As the beer warms, the flavor starts to grow on me, but it’s too little too late. My first sip was just awful. Why all the overbearing, unnecessary EBUs? RasmusOtt (2842) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 pours black with a brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark malts, dark sweet fruits, vanilla, caramel and some spice. Taste of dark chocolate, woody vinous notes, slight alcohol, vanilla, caramel malts and some liquorice. kappldav123 (6129) - GERMANY - MAR 25, 2011
Thanks to bierkoning for that rare beer. Bottle looks really good. Nr. 473/600. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. A bit oily. Starts very malty-smoky, dry chocolate notes. Finish drier, some strong coffee notes, well balanced. Very interesting! Pinball (12231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
#260 pitch dark, no head.
mild aroma, booze, roasted grains.
flavor is roasted malts, boozy, flowery hoppy. Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, wood, and tannins, leading to a dry tannic, roasted, and woody finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle 18 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Bottle # 260. Pours pitch black with hardly any head. Nose has some hard roast and a little wood. Solid body, completely flat, hard roast indeed, some vanilla and dark dried fruits. Very malt astringent. The barrell doesn’t really come through in this much. 230311 Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Deep red brown color, pretty small cream head. Aroma has subtle roast, wine, some smoke, liqourice, vanilla, oak and bread. Taste has roast, oak, smooth coffee, liquorice, smoke, alcohol, sugar, grapes. Very heavy, albeit fairly easy to drink. Almost no carbonation. gunnfryd (15176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, smoked, malt, oak, wine. Flavour is alcohol, smoked, malt, hop, coffee, cocoa, oak, wine. Nice beer. phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Pours opaque deep brown with no head at all. First thing to strike me in the aroma is cat shit. Very weird. Behind that there is leather, oak qualities and some smoke, notes of port, alcohol and roast. Clear evidence of the french red wine barrels that provides some nice dryness to the beer. Some sweet vanilla and caramel notes as well. Taste is more focused on the malts with liquorice, chocolate and roast, dry wood characteristics, tar. Very complex in taste, but lacking some complexity in the aroma. Carbonation is very low, large mouthfeel, but not as thick as you might expect a 13% imperial stout to be. Nice to taste other barrels than bourbon on the legendary Hel & Verdoemenis. Sigmund (7822) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
180 ml red-waxed capped green bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bordeaux barrel aged. Bottle No. 484 out of a batch of 600 bottles. Brewed 31. March 2010, bottled 21. Sept. 2010. O.G. 1105, F.G. 1027. ABV 13%. 99.9 EBU. Bittering hops Premiant, final hops Saaz. Pitch black colour, very low and coarse tan head. Strong and intense aroma with roasty notes, also notes of sweetened strong coffee, chocolate, oak and claret. Minimal carbonation in the glass. Rich flavour, loads of malty sweetness and strong roasty notes, also strong oaky notes with just a hint of claret. Will probably benefit from a few years’ cellaring,. Declared good for 25 years if stored cool and dark. Recommended serving temperature 15 degrees C.