Svesse (5240) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with hints of ruby when seen through light. Rocky beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, dark rye bread, coffee, caramel, dried fruit and a touch of blueberries. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, cocoa, dark rye bread, raisins, soy sauce and a generous piney bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, viscous mouthfeel. A certain malt sweetness shining through. Quite tasty and very nice.
KajII (710) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) cream colored rocky head that lasted throughout, producing some excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts, grassy hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, licorice and a smidgen of dark fruit (plums and raisins).
The taste was sweetly bitter and rather malty with a note of chocolate early on and then progressed into this smooth bitter taste with hint of licorice, a small dose of dark fruit and a nice amount of hops at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a bitter malty smoothness settling nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a creamy and malty brew with a nice mild hint of hops which does a great job of setting off the malty sweetness...
keanex (830) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a lager glass from a 650ml bottled bottled in May of 2010.
A: Almost opaque garnet with a moderately sized dense and creamy messy tan head that clings to the glass as it shrinks.
S: Sweet chocolate and roasted malts, this is well past the hop point unfortunately. Still it smells good.
T: Right away I’m hit with a sweet chocolate that blends well with the roasted malts ending very sweet with a caramel finish. This is like the bastard child of an imperial stout and a barleywine at this point.
M: Syrupy body with almost no carbonation.
O: Shame this isn’t fresh but with it being a one-time brew I had to try it. It’s still worth trying, just don’t expect any hop presence at all.
deekyn (579) - Yosemite, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours dark brown with high tan head that dissipates. No lacing. S - aromas of sweet malts, grassy/floral hops. Hints of prunes and clamato? M - medium body, high carb. Lingering bitter hops. T - malts up front, bitter citrus/grassy hops, on the palate, with hint of dark chocolate and licorice , prunes. Lingering bitter hops on the end. O - underwhelming.
RobertDale (2000) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Just found in back of beer cellar. Pours almost black with a lovely tan head. Aroma of hops, dark chocolate, and malt. Taste is roast, chocolate, dark fruit, yeast, and some spices. Rice and creamy. Unique, different, and very good.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with creamy, nougat to pale brown coloured head. The aroma is a mix of roasted malt/chocolate, alcohol and spicy/grassy/light floral hops. Some plums in the background. Nice grainy maltiness on the nose. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of dark chocolate and resinous/spicy hops as well as a light touch of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is round, creamy and clean. Smooth malt finish. Nice bitter sting at the end. Medium bodied.
redpooba (375) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The way Avery meshed in the hops is amazing on this beer; very well balanced and clean to the taste.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: June 22, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, big creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, touch of fruity sweetness
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, balancing roast, light bitterness, touch of chocolate
Overall: good blend between the roasted malta and sweet fruity hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
stefannilssons (870) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Den här ölen uppfattade jag som något söt med en påträngande maltighet som samtidigt är ganska så mild. Jag ansåg mig även hitta någon ton av lakrits men det kan tas med en nypa salt då undertecknad var berusad vid inmundigandet.
BadAprilia1000 (156) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours a perfectly dark color with a fantastic pillowy head that sustains itself throughout the drinking time. Aroma is great, notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and hops all mixed together. Taste is awesome with a great lager mouthfeel. Notes are of roasted chocolate, some sweet maltiness, a slight bitterness from hops although there also seems to be some due to the chocolate as well, and they all mix together in a perfectly drinkable blend of awesomeness. This beer is very similar to Stone’s Black IPA, but much more drinkable and slightly less aggressive.