Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colored with medium sized beige head. Rich hopped chocolaty and roasted aroma with thin perfumy tone too. Extremely rich aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is more roasted with rich flowery-grassy hops, some caramelly tone also here. Aftertaste is roasted and hopped still, excellent beer.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a very dark beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice. The flavor is soft, rounded with roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The palate is very nice and good. Overall this beer is one of my favorites.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, light citrus, and hints of cocoa and malts. Poured black in color with a large, dense, brown head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, light coffee, light roasted malts, slight cocoa, light citrus, and slight rye. Medium body. Lightly tingly, lightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hoppy, pine, light roasted malt, and slight coffee finish. 8.5%ABV is undetectable.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gammel Strand. Very dark brown with a huge, light brown head. Vinous and roasted coffee aroma, quite a bit of tart berries, but also pine and vanilla. Rich coffee and vanilla flavours, vinous berries just in the background, good roasted and hoppy dryness. Piney hop bitterness provides an interesting twist. Warming alcohol. Original and well-made.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a pleasant surprise this one was. Poured very dark brown with a rich brown head. The aroma has lots of smooth rich roasted malt, cream, vanilla and some hops (earthy / piny / citrus) hiding in the back. Medium / thick body that has a bit of crispness an some sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with much of what is on the aroma, but there is now a pronounced roasty bitterness and some coffee-like traits. The finish has some earthy hops and roast leading to a very bitter finish. The warmer this gets the more charred the malt tastes. Very nice beer to say the least.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt .p oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark black color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, roast, and some chocolate. For some reason, it also reminded me the seaweed in miso soup (or maybe I’m just craving Japanese for dinner). Tastes of roast, floral hops, toasted caramel, and chocolate. Bitter finish. This one was enjoyably different.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An odd beer. IPA meets pitch black. Almost a thin porter. Dark. Hoppy. Very interesting.
Maria (9912) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is black with a huge, creamy, light brown and lasting head. While still cold, the aroma is quite hoppy, like smelling dried hops or hop pellets, but as it gets warmer the roasted malt notes of licorice comes out of hiding. The flavour has a light sweetness and a lot of hops, almost killing the roasted malt notes. But again, as it gets warmer, they come along too, mostly with licorice notes. The finish has a good bitterness. A very interesting and quite nice beer.
TheEpeeist (3058) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Nose is orange and pine with sweet touches of toffee and chocolate. Silky in the mouth with tiny carb prickles. Taste is bitter chocolate, grapefruit peel and juniper; a bit chalky. Lingering licorice, pith and chewed grass. Another solid Danish brewer albeit via Norway.
lassem (650) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Dragged up from the cellar... maybe the effect of the dryhoppin has faded a bit - but here goes. Pours a pitch black with a foamy coffee brown head. The roma is smokey and acid-like at the same time. The hops are very present with a bitter caracter. The mouthfeel is thick with a creamy lasting feel. The taste is not balanced and is sooo bitter that it takes over the picture from the caramel, vanilla, the smokeyness and chocolate that are there somewhere...but way to far away. Its not balanced...not acording to my universe anyway.