fantti (777) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is like motor oil: totally black with medium foam, which vanishes quite quickly. Foam leaves lacing in the glass. Aroma has licorice, coffee, milk, herbs and little roast. Taste is strongly licorice, fruits, milk, peat and coffee in the aftertaste. Palate is quite light, but the bitterness strucks heavily. All in all, this is very stable and fine drink, in scale 4-10, an eight.
beer_est_deus (836) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med kaffe färgat litet skum. Doft: Kaffe, rostade toner, knäck, kakao, torkade frukter, äppel cider. Smak: Kaffe karamell, bränt socker, lakrits, chili choklad, dadlar, torkad nektarin, kanelbulle. Lätt förkyld vid denna provning.
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a beige head. Nice lacing. Spicy, coffee and light sweet aroma. Balanced sweetness and a fine bitterness. Dry texture. Fits like a glove somebody said. This fits really good in my mouth. Stout? Best stou ever would I say. Let it snow! Full body of goodies. Coffee, chocolate, licorice, spices mmmmm.
[Bottle from Slijterij & Wijnhandel Meijer in Egmond Aan Zee, Netherlands]
AndySnow (4595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black colour with a thick dark head. Malty aroma with spices and some smoke. Flavour of roasted rye, licorice.
Countbeer (5135) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Batch 426:
A beautiful pitch black pour. Medium to bigger sized vast brown head on top of a pitch black beer.
Smell lots of roast, roasted wood, roasted barleys, roasted grains, roasted rye, creamy balanced, chocolate, rye.
Taste is a soft smooth mix of bitters, dark chocolate, roast, rye, roasted barleys, some yeast, roasted wood, toffee, roast. Lovely dark ingredients.
Aftertaste is bitter, rye, dark chocolate, roasted grains. Pretty long lastibg an just good.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, medium to full body and a light creamy lightly towards oily texture.
Very very well balanced, lovely mouthfeel and texture.
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: dark black liquid with good viscosity no carbonization and small brown head. Smell: caramel, coffee, cappuccino and chocolate. When you smell it, it's very appetizing! Taste: coffee, licorice, and malt. Aftertaste: malt, roasted, and chocolate with good bitterness but not do expensive as an IPA.
Lowenbrau (2521) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 50cl bottle. Roasty, coffee and spicy aromas. Pours very dark, with nice tan head, small but lasting, some lacework. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is spicy, cereal, hot, roasty, coffee, with a spicy aftertaste, long and warm. Nice and enjoyable.
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Angst. Dark black with a gorgeous creamy brown head that eventually fades. Nice roasted and sweet malt, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, resiny hops, some anise, bit of plum, brown sugar, vanilla. Full body and lower carbonation, bitter with sweet undertones, some fruit, bit of alcoholic kick, becomes nice and dry with a hoppy roasted malt and a great finish. This is a delicious beer.
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RyeKing was one of the beers I picked up at Ølbutikken. It has an intense flavour of liquorice and liquid sour Russian rye bread, a little salt and a deep bitterness. There is a malty body that is able to cope with all of this and balance it in a strange way.
Charcoal in the dry finish. Mouth-watering, and a great candidate for further barrel aging.
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a medium brown head. Malty with chocolate notes. Malt, chocolate and roasted. Medium to full body with along balanced finish.