Rune (8890) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, batch 426, via Gaute. Pours a big, tan-coloured, bubbly head covering a more or less jet black body. Inviting aroma of cocoa malts with bread and hints of anise. Cocoa, roast, and coffee beans in flavour reinforced by dusty hops and followed by a lingering and smooth malt bitter ending. Full bodied. Sits just right (at home in Tromsø, 27.10.2012).
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roadt malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, caramel notes and hops.
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ SBWF 2012.
Very dark brown almost black color. Coffee, whiskey, oak in aroma. Malts, coffee, creamy, milky, sweet, oak in flavor. Very smooth to drink.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, enjoyed september 15th 2012. Black bodied beer with a foamy light brown head. Malty aroma with roast, light smoke, rye, chocolate and prunes. Lovely. Taste is also pretty malty, with chocolate, coffee, honey. Bitterness is pretty good and is in no hurry to leave the party. The bitterness combined with a taste of dark bread and cocoa makes a great aftertaste.
FatPhil (9977) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely rich aroma, bready and with a fair bit of coffee too. Lovely mellow palate, smooth but not too sticky or sweet. Great full taste, mellow but rich roast. Coffee and a bit of cream. Delicious finish - more of the roasty highlights from the taste. Full. Coffee. Yum!
Melker (231) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. So the beer is black and the head is big and light brown. Theres not that much smell to it but i definitely get milk chocholate, roasted malt, coffee and some vanilla. Tastes sooooo smooth! Dark, bitter chocholate and roasted, sweet malts. Nice bitter aftertaste.
To me this was perfectly corbonated and the body and texture were nice and mellow.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black beer with a big brown head that quickly disappears and leaves alot of lacing. Smoky and sweet aroma. Good malty flavour, with the same smoky character as in the aroma. Also some wood in there, maybe it’s the rye I’m getting.
yiannnos (1000) - , CYPRUS - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ SBWF12. Black colour, dark roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. very nicely done.
77ships (4745) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl. bottle sampled thx. to Sebletitje. As was stated at the table this was awesome because the bottle has an american flag on it, also a Viking. Apparently this is a collaboration with Goose Island which sort of explains the american flag, also why it is significantly better than what I would expect from Amager. I have absolutely no idea what the text on the label means since it is in Danish but it looks pretty damn random, mentioning among other things, the man known now as Snoop Lion, Frank Zappa and 22 %. I assume now that they are mentioning people born in Chicago. Pours old school black with a patchy tanned head. Nose is yummy sweet combination of mocha, rye and spices, some chocolate and lightly hoppy. Taste is a light roast with oodles of yummy sweet mocha, light coffee, some light complimenting hops, tad molasses, on the lighter side of bitter finish, some rye structure and tad flavour build into it, small hint of vinous, tad dark fruits with a medium, smooth body. This is the good stuff.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle via trade with rlgk, thanks Ronny. Batch#426, BB 03/2015.
Brune foncée, col moka crémeux.
Arôme est malté grillé-caramel et torréfié, sur ce bouquet très agréable de seigle laissant une pointe épicée. Se complète avec un nez léger d’agrumes houblonnées. Le tout reste dominé par le malt.
Palais alterne houblonné et un palais solide malté entre café, grillé avec ce fini grains/seigle donnant une rondeur en bouche le tout sur ce profile épicé du même seigle. Fin de bouche présente une fine amertume houblonné dans les agrumes.
Au final, une belle surprise, pour moi plus une sorte de Black IPA que un stout.