Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Not at all sweet to my tastes. Wonderful hit of coffee and chocolate on the nose; very pronouced and clean. Palate shows some sweet hints of the same flavours but also quite a roasted and astringent character that really dries the palate out. Finishes with an exoctic spice / aniseed / licorice note. Pretty good stuff.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a large lightbrown head. The aroma is cold coffee and sweetness. The flavor is malt, roasted, coffee and cold coffee. The palate is sweetness. Overall a good beer with good balance.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home with Mario & Sim.
Opaque dark brown, almost black with a thin and very shortlived beige head. Inky coffee malt aroma with a fair dollop of chocolate. Fairly basic burnt malt flavour. Hints of coffee and leather and a slight bitter chocolate note. Too burnt and basic to be honest. Surprisingly lactic too. Basic bitter finish with a touch of plastic. I’ve had MUCH better from Beer Here.
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colour is dark brown with a creamy top. Aroma is like cold coffee. Flavour is is as of the nose.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours out in an almost black colour with a rich creamy tan-coloured head. Rich and fat aroma of coffee, burnt sugar and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with rich rounded notes of coffee, licorice, roasted malts and molasses. Long roasted aftertaste of sweet coffee.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 L bottle from Barley Wine, København. Creamy egg-shell colored head. Near-black body, no clarity. Soft, yet a succulent aroma of coffe and chocolate. Taste is rich malty with a fine sweetness and rounded coffee-ish bitterness. Also some roast, and a gentle hop bitter note. Well-bodied. Smooth, thick and silky in the mouth. Smooth, coffee finish. Very well balanced, very easy to drink.
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s black with a light-brown, creamy head and the aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and licorice. The flavour has a light to moderate sweetness with the same nice notes. I cannot find the lactose. The balance and harmony is nice – really nice!
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and cold coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, cold coffee and light chocolate.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish dark brown head. Opaque black body goes dark brown at edges. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma with earthy burnt notes. Dry-sweet burnt resiny coffee and chocolate taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Soft, round mouthfeel. Dry burnt coffee and earth aftertaste with resiny notes. Very nice mix of thin and burnt and sweet and round. (0.5l bottle shared by Ole_R.)
MiP (13664) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at KØ10. Weak sweet aroma. Black colour, very small head. The flavour has a mild chocolate note. I cannot taste much hop, but there seems to be a slightly burn anyway.