Skinnyviking (1912), Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: Dec 23, 2007
Draught. No head at all. Very dark red brown body. Vineous, or should I say red wine like, aroma with a spicy touch plus a good deal of alcohol. Strangely enough the flavor is sorte of prunes plus alcohol. Rather sweet but in a pleasant way. Low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.
Aarleks (388), Sydney, Australia
Date: Dec 11, 2007
Tap at Plan B, Copenhagen: Deep ruby and purple highlights glint beneath a tiny rim of a head. Aroma of pure treacle. In fact, aroma, flavour, and mouthfeel really (albeit thinned down for the latter). I also found some inviting vinous quince notes too. Extraordinarily sweet, creamy crystal and treacle with a slight spice that I suspect is yeasty in origin. Super thick mouthfeel, awesome strong flavours. Yum!
larsniclas (2465), Gothenburg, Sweden
Date: Nov 18, 2007
Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen. Thx Jacob.
Hazy, deep golden.
Extremely malty aroma with loads of sweet fruits.
Oliy and thick palate.
Figs, prune, raisins.
asheft (650), Marburg, Germany
Date: Nov 17, 2007
[bottle purchased from brewpub]
Aroma promises a strong and very malty beer, with a healthy dose of German noble hops. Also lots of dried fruit in the nose. The appearance also promises something heavy--viscous opaque black liquid with a dark yellow head of fine bubbles that drops down to a thick ring after not too long. Rich, velvety liquid with strong molasses-pumpernickel flavour that blends well with the high alcohol. Some dried fruit flavors come out later in the taste, mingling together with a bitterness at the back of the tongue. The beer is delicious for 2/3 of the experience, but then it seems to hit a wall somehow. The velvety sweet taste just disappears to leave sort of a dry sherry flavour lingering. Sticky but not overly sweet, with appropriate bitterness. Huge body, medium carbonation, nutty-bitter finish, but not astringent.
faroeviking (3205), Viking Democratic Beer Republic, Faroe Islands
Date: Nov 15, 2007
Draught. Murky dark brown colour. Sweet roasty caramel and yeasty aroma. Sweet, yeasty, bit spiced flavour with roasted malt and caramel. Sweet finish.
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