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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specialty Imports 30th Anniversary Specialty Beer aged in oak barrels for several months. This "Specialty Beer" brings together smooth, dark malts with intense aromatic hops to create a wonderfully balanced yet committed-to-flavor ale. Then this ale was aged in oak barrels for several months." The original non-barrel-aged version of this beer was released in January 2009.

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3.9
fonefan (51593) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100912]

3.5
yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and grapefruity, Light liqourice hops note. Sweet and roasted. Pinewood hoppy and dry. Lingering smooth, liqourice and roasted malty finish. Ends dry and lingering dark malty.

3.2
Ungstrup (38592) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown shine under a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, wood, roasted malt, dextrose, and caramel, leading to a dry dextrose finish.

3.8
joergen (29360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange brown coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of hops, grape fruits and pine needles.
Roasted flavour of hops, grape fruits and pine needles.
Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.8
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a clear orangey brown with a dense and lacing beige head. Intense citrusy aroma and some roast. Medium body, roasted malts and fruit with massive citrusy hops. Good fresh and citrusy finish leaving a solid bitterness. 120910

3.4
Dedollewaitor (16419) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Oak, earth, hops, vanilla and roast. Very dry end. Medium bodied.

4.1
Ratman197 (15456) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Bomber poured a clear deep dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, roastiness, orange, pink grapefruit ande light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, roastiness, coffee, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry lingering roasty bitter finish. Amazingly tasty beer!

3.3
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Dark dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, burned, fruity, peppery, berries, bitterness, grassy, piney, citrus, high malty, medium hoppy. Nice.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, oak, grapefruit, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, oak, light caramel. Medium body, some resin, light stickiness. Nice double IPA, but other than the color, not experiencing much black ipa-ness.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear black with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, toasted, dark fruit), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of lactic, prune, grapes, raisin, and leather. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, hay, straw, toasted, dark fruit), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of lactic, prune, raisin, wood, and leather. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.


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