Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5L bottle, Batch 509 from Nøgne Ø.
(Compared with the new version brewed at De Proef, which is hard to believe that is supposed to be the same beer, so this rating is of the NØ version.)
Pours a black, viscous beer with tan, slightly foamy head. This settles slowly, leaving nice lacings on the glass.
The aroma is really full with roasty malts, toast and dark bread. Some chocolate and roasted coffee as well. Also some earthy notes, with a hint of barnyard.
Really full, creamy mouthfeel. Starts off tasting like an Imperial Stout. Complex sweetness then slowly fading into hoppy bitterness. Long bittersweet finish. Leaving me wanting more...
heman (153) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana intensywna, ładnie zdobi szkło. Barwa brunatna, klarowna. Intensywny żywiczny, iglasty aromat, lekki karmel w tle. Dużo chmielu z niuansami od ciemnych słodów, lekki karmel. Wysoka ale przyjemna goryczka, piwo lekko rozgrzewa przełyk, choć alkohol niewyczuwalny.
fdomig (516) - München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is malty, ethanol, pineapple. Appearance is dark red to brown with a brown-ish head. Taste is light sour, light sweet. Very dry, caramelized after taste. Very nice.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark and rich example. Plenty of dark chocolate and roast with tinges of sweetness. Firmer bitter backend. Lots of fun and quite full-on.
Ktwse (2601) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with two fingers of light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is chocolate sweet and mild citrus bitter with mellow coffee finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
alexsdad06 (6707) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from The Party Source. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, earthy and leafy hops, a hint of citrus, moderate bitterness, some peat, interesting beer.
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.12.2014. Aroma of roasted malts, piny hops. Taste is quite hoppy, intense, bitter finish. Tasty BIPA.
Niksko (442) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy, billowing light tan head. Nose is pretty strong coffee, milk chocolate, but also some fragrant orangy, piney, zesty hops, a little tropical. Flavor is lots of dark roasted malt, coffee, a little char, a little molasses, pine needles, grapefruit zest, pineapple. Nice long bitter finish. Bitterness is high but not over the top.Medium to heavy body, quite full mouthfeel. Great balance, great flavor. Beautiful beer.
Blade86 (851) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, small off-white foam, roasty, hoppy, chocolateish, medium+ bitterness, light+ sweetness, slightly sour, medium+ body, smooth feel, Rather soft carbonation, long roasty, bitter finish,
Overall: Great taste and aroma, well made,
-- rated with beerbasher
Theydon_Bois (12090) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liebick Getranke, split on the train from Pasing to Augsburg, 06/02/15.
Light black with a decent khaki covering that retains well.
Nose is pine, liquorice, dusty hops, chocolate.
Taste comprises light charr, dark red berry fruit, pine needle, liquorice stick, toffee, touch fof tropicana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop dose.
MrOrla (455) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottleat home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee, some hoppy aroma. Taste of dark malts, coffee, hops, fruit.. Nice bitternes it has it all .