CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Batch 515, brewed 17/6-2010. Very dark brown, nice dark tan head. Oily.
Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate, burnt, sweet. Enticing.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, slight bitterness and sweetness. Very nice!
Info: 500ml bottle, 3/5-2014, BB: 17/6-2014
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Black colour. Inch-thick beige head, good retention, leaves a thick bubbly film and a solid band of lacing. Mildly sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, lightly smoked wood, lactose. Full body, soft carbonation. Taste is mostly dry with a pleasant smokey chocolate malt sweetness, providing a very good balance. Lasting raw licorice/malty finish.
SlackerMads (1549) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Tap10. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Chocolate, cocoa, light roasted malt and licorice, cedar, vanilla. Medium body, medium sweet and bitter with a dry finish. Soft and creamy texture with soft carbonation.
tfredvik (1102) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with a pretty large, creamy, dense, medium brown head that is long-lived and laces the glass well. The aroma is strong and rather special, I can’t quite put my finger on what these strange, rotten-ish fruit-like notes are. In addition roasted notes, coffee and spices, with faint hints of something sour. Strong and dark roasted flavours, coffee, spices, chalk and a bit vegetal moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Quite sweet. Medium body, dry and creamy texture, moderate to soft carbonation. A nice one, but a bit too much strangeness.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 18 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Geiserich (3349) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma with notes of malt, milk chocolate, cacao powder, burnt malt. Black color, brown head. Flavor is full bodied, light sweet, very roasty, notes of licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, burnt malt. End with hop and burnt malt bitterness, spices.
bjerkeaa (176) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black pour with brown, dense head. Sweet and bitter chocolate aroma. Subtle. Some coffee. Taste is mostly roasted coffee with some choc bitterness in the finish.
Roublard (168) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped. Very decent aroma of some roasted malts, chocolate, roasted beans, bread and caramel. Pours starless black body with a brown head, lovely. Tastes very rich - chocolates, malts, coffee, toffy. Body is rather medium than thick. A bit bitter and hoppy, soft carbonation. Finish is in interesting and full of notes, including dry feelings. Great bear.
Holmen2 (818) - NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Almost black. Unrefreshing aroma. Desent taste of roasted malt combined with dark crystal. Unappealing at first, but almost drinkable when one manages to ignore that.
tandembrauer (83) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Cardinal on tap. Slightly sweet with strong taste of roasted malts. Rye is quite prominent.
Gorm (1166) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Svart farve med lite beige skum. Lukt av malt, lakris, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av malt, lakris, kaffe og sjokolade. Cardinal.