GoufCustom (1816) - HONG KONG - NOV 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Looks: Opague deep blackish brown with a thin layer of dirt-like yeast sedimentsExplosive four finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Good sticky lacing with slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, rich chocolate, cocoa, roasted coffee, caramel, sticky toffee, strong toast, raisins, cream, sugar, dark bread, strong yeast and very light grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet full dark malt, with strong roastyness, rich cream, fresh toast, liquorices, toffee, caramel, chocolate, fair black coffee, floral, strong molasses, strong bread, yeast, lime, quite strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Medium body. Slick and very creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Full dark maltyness in a solid background. Very creamy and smooth. Liquorices and rich cream are omnipresent, with black coffee and chocolate seems hidden. Good caramel and sticky toffee, so are the bready fresh toast with floral and strong molasses. Moderate lime to round. Very tasty and nice!
Hoppiness: Light grass in nose. Floral, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, mid to high astringent toasty malty finish.
After Taste: Quite Dry; Very creamy and sweet bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is one of the few standouts from Ørbæk and with good reason: Great head and looks, layered and colorful aroma, very creamy and toasty dark malt taste, and ends with good limey hoppiness with liquorices.
This is almost like a compacted Baltic Porter, with all the good bits shine with good effects. A great Porter and will definitely buy again!
P.S.: So this this my 1666th rating? Nice! Thanks for the Slayer “Raining Blood” video! :-)
djoeye (4256) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look; huge mocca cream on jet black body.
Aroma; black roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, grass.
Taste; black malts, roasted malts, fruity liquorice, coffee, cocoa - leading to a dark chocolate finish. Alright on palate, uptempo carbonation. Overall tasty, why no plums? But ok anyway.
[50cl brown bottle, abv7%, BB180317, [email protected]
stouby (4548) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at No5. Clear dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, burnt). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter. Medium+ body.
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, coffee and dusty. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dry, weak burnt and liqurice.
martin00sr (3141) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, nearly black, light tan head. Aroma has fruity, roasted malt and hints of cardboard and coffee. Roasted flavour, sweet coffee, some chocolate. Woody, salty finish.
EHSRanders (2022) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown fully lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Incredible full and good balanced flavor. Creamy palate.
gunnfryd (14459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate. Nice beer.
Geokkjer (7502) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of soy sauce, licorice, roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some coffee, grains, caramel and a hint of dark berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (11114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted coffee and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dense, two-finger dark beige head sits on top of a black-looking body. Cute. Leaves lacings too. It’s really pleasant on the nose, with mocha, a touch of dark chocolate and caramel, some roasted malts and even more coffee. It’s a bit thin on the palate, with a nice carbonation level. Full body. Chocolate and coffee in the flavor too, but not as intense and pleasant as the aroma. Nice anyway. Lasting finish with a faint touch of grass. Well, this must be the best I’ve ever had from Ørbæk. Especially the aroma is nice. 131231