Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a large and creamy brown head. The aroma holds minty, spicy, bready rye and dark chocolaty, cocoa-driven and tary roast up front with undertones of smoked meet, wet asphalt, wet stone, black berries, green hops, citrus peel, raisins, dates, figs, cold coffee, earth, tobacco, chilly oil, green bell pepper and nougat. The nose is clean and fairly intense. The flavour is light sweet, near medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of balanced roast, friendly yet fresh hops, minty/bready rye and complex earthy notes of tobacco and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is round, smooth and velvety with a tiny tartness. Soft, tiny crisp carbonation. Clean and well balanced finish. Medium to full bodied.
Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle bought at systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm, shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that doesn’t really last. Smell malts, chocolate malts, roasted malts, a hint of smoke, earth, bitterness, chocolate, moccha and slightly burned. Taste malts, chocolate malts, chocolate, moccha, bitter, roasty, hops. Very nice. Medium carbonation, medium body though slightly thinner texture than expected.
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a very nice tanned, light brown head. Smells chocolate milk, sweet, deep.. Perfect! Tastes dark chocolate, roasty, deep, bitter. The aftertaste is what makes this beer lovely. The initial taste is a bit flat and soft, but the aftertaste is amazing. Medium body, great carbo. Oh boy the aftertaste..
kryon (1565) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very very nice. Dar dark brown with medium brown head.
Aromas of rye, coffee, chocolate, tar,
Creamy medium bodied palate. Nice sweet but still slihgtly bitter ending. Coffee, cocolate dominates. Very nice!
jacobwennbom (353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. Brown head, not lasting. Niether nose nor taste is very aggressive. Sort of mild even. Balanced. There is sweet licorice, burnt malt as well as à sort of yeasty sensation. Very good indeed.
SirLimpsalot (2489) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lätt rökt doft med tydlig brända toner. Vätskan är tjock och krämig. Smaken är bränd, mustig, trivelige kaffetoner och en lång eftersmak. Mycket bra.
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bax (1241) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle 25/08-2012) low brown head, roasted aroma, black color, soft co2, smooth taste, dry roasted taste, light hoppy aroma. BB date 04.2015, batch #426.
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5 Bottle from Systembolaget Uddevalla @ home. Pours black with a big small bubbled brown head. roasted malt and licorice to the nose. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long roasted malty and bitter finish. Nice
stouby (3871) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Clear black with a small brown head. Aroma heavy malty (hard roasted, dark bitter chocolate). Flavor light sweet, chocolate, then almost heavy bitter and spicy, but well composed. Medium to heavy body, the warmth from alcohol is felt, but well hidden. No signs of smoke?
_angst_ (3259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of RoNo. Pours oily pitch black with a rather small frothy and bubbly dark mocha head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet and tiny sour with roasted malts, dark rye bread, coffee, leather, roasted oat flakes, cocoa powder, moist soil, dates, sweet liquorice candy and subtle hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, roasted oat flakes, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist tobacco, leather, pumpernickel and hints of soy sauce and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, silky and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark rye bread, dark roast coffee, leather and hints of wood. Very balanced and quite tasty!