AndySnow (3120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 How: Bottle.
Appearance: Black colour with a small brown head.
Aroma: Liquorice, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, alcohol, chocolate.
Comment: A bit too much alcohol that shines through the chocolate flavour.
Original rating 2013-02-04
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Theis. Black colour with no head. Strong alcohol aroma that hides notes of licorice and dark fruit. Slightly weak mouthfeel. Burning alcohol flavour with chocolate,
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBJG courtesy of Theis, thank you sir! Jet black color. Aroma of licorice, dark fruit, toffee. Taste is espresso, anise. Tasty.
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Nose of licorice, wood, mushrooms, soy, lemon, sake ginjo ka as well. Flavors of umami, tartness, lemon, soy, mushroom. Super complex, somewhat light, very tangy. Good stuff.
TimE (3145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black color. Dark brown color. Soy sauce, molasses, shitake, blueberries, a touch sweet maltiness in the nose. The body is full with lots of roasted character upfront, then some dark roasted character. Rich, but alcohol is well hidden. Shitake and molasses in the finish with a salty uneasiness. Good, but hmmmm, not exactly my taste, but decent.
Beergirlfriend (20) - - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma has liquorice, dark berries, (sveske), blackberries, black currants, the 6 hour boilong time doesn’t really show all that much. Although it smells really nice. Taste is medium bitter, lots of roasted malts, chocolate, black currants and malt sweetness in the mid-taste, and a good amount of bitterness in the after taste. Really balanced. Low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. I really enjoyed it. Bought at Cervezorama.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma: Roast, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, some herbs. Flavour: Roast, coffee, liqourice, chocolate, herbs, brown sugar and molasses. Medium to full bodied. Ends heavily roasted and full of coffee. Nice one.
brnandersen (1869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle poured in to a snifter, batch nr. 512. Pitch black with a thin, tan head. Sweet, roasted aroma with rich, roasted,and caramel malts, coffee, chocolate, dark, dried fruits and hops. Hints of licorice. Taste is sweet and roasted. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation. Finishes long lasting bitter and roasted. Excellent stout.
Lowenbrau (1915) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 500ml bottle. Courtesy of Papsoe. Liquor, coffee and sweet aromas. Pours very dark, with nice tan head, persistent, some lacing. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is chocolate, berries, some sweet notes, liquor. Very well balanced, with a nice dry and warm aftertaster. Really good one, very enjoyable.
Slayer85 (1044) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An opaque black beer, with an average sized, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting, brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of licorice, alcohol, dark fruits, anise. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Fair, with a nice, oily/creamy mouthfeel and an excellent appearence, but it gets lost with an unrefined and a bit chaotic (IMHO) mouth experienced caused by abrasive bitterness. I’m not into the anise note as well. Good, but being Amager I expected better.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NS tasting. Creamy tanned head, black pour. Aroma has molasses, coffee, roasted malts and touches of darker chocolate. Sweet flavor, cloying, yet silky mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking experience, great stuff!