after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
330. Many thanks, Maria! You totally hooked me up again. jsquire (4622) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Pours a deep dark opaque black. Thick moussy medium-tan head sprouts and then runs away as soon as you move the glass. Spotty lacing here and there on the sides.
Smallish nose, even after warming up a bit. Lots of dust there, a little light chalk, baking chocolate, dark fruit.
Nice rich body, especially given the clean-drinking baltic porterness. Soft carb, assertive but well modulated flavors. Really carefully considered.
Mid-palate gets really roasty, and that toasty, ashy, char-y, chalky business starts happening. Finish is plenty of char and even a little hint of sticky resiny bitterness. This is fantastic stuff.
C-Bus 7. Brown head over a very dark beer; the kinds that coats the side of the glass when you swirl it. Nose of tar, alcohol and smoked ham. Thick mouthfeel that is almost greasy. Flavors of smoke, coffee, Baker’s chocolate, roast grains and burnt caramel. The finish had a long coffee bitterness. Very nice beer. skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2007
Aroma of roasted coffee malts with some prunes. Black coloured with a lasting, medium brown head. Taste is sweet, with roasted coffeebitterness, bit creamy, some prunes and some smoke in it. Nice. larsniclas (7239) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Bottled.Thx rlgk NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Almost black with a brown-ish head.
Salsty and burnt malty aroma.
Soft and smooth with fine bitterness and notes of sweet and dried fruits.
Courtesy of Papsoe. Thank you, Henrik. The aroma is coffee, black licorice, roasted figs and baker’s chocolate. The body is a dark brown to black and holds a very lasting, mocha colored head that starts off about a finger thick. Lots of dark fruit with raisin, prune and plum followed by dark chocolate and some burnt malt notes, Very nice mouthfeel. Low sweetness. Roasty/burnt finish.
caesar (7339) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2007
Dark color, large brown head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, bit sharp, spicy, bit smoked. Dry and bitter coffee taste, bit smoke, wood. Thick and creamy. Svesse (8831) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2007
(Bottle, Ölbaren, Copenhagen, 19 May 2007) Black colour with creamy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate and coffee (with cream). Malty, roasted taste with coffee and chocolate. Full body, rather dry. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel with chocolate taking over more than coffee after a while. Almost perfect balance. Seriously good beer. A wonder Carlsberg haven’t managed to destroy this little masterpiece. Go for it while it’s still around. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle. Pitch black, darkbrown lasting head. Roasted malt aroma, smoky notes, smooth, some smoked fish. Malty and salty flavor, chocolate, cocoa, maliky and fruity notes. thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
C-bus 7. Smokey and boozey aroma. Black with a medium head. The palate is a bit on the thin side. Bitter coffee, and light bakers chocolate make up the flavor. Pretty nice. coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Pours an oily dark black with a deep mocha head. Nutty roasted malt nose. Bottle presentation is well done. Body is sweet and upfront. A bit overwhelming. Some sweet fruit and a nice dry finish that creeps thru the body. A smokieness that is reminicent of lightly smoked meat. I wish Maria would have sent me two of these but that seems to be a pattern that is developing. I suppose I’ll have to plan a trip to Denmark.