faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Bottle. Black with a creamy steady light brown head leaving a very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some liquorice and chocolate. Very good filling mouthfeel. The flavour is soft and smooth with a very nice roasty maltiness and comfortable bitterness, dark chocolate, alcohol and some liquorice. Thanks a lot for this beer yespr!
DruncanVeasey (6594) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch pour with ruby edges, and filthy caramel suds receding to a slick. Charred malt aroma wafting with bitter choc, liquorice, smoke and brine. Brackish and yeasty like a Baltic Porter, but the flavour is bittersweet, chunkily smooth, biting with cocoa and lingering smoke, and leaning towards America. Delicious impy.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely balance impy stout. Almost black with a small declining beige head. Hints of smoke and liqourice in the coffee dominated aroma. Somehow i find this quite "old school" - more chocolate, and roastiness than big heavy bite from hops. Straightforward and an instant favourite.
anders37 (14708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ The Rake, Borough. Pours a black color with an off-white head. Roasted fruity malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a long warming malty chocolate finish with some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small beige foam. Aromas are roast coffee with dark chocolate. Slightly smoky with some peat earthiness. Flavours are light coffee initially followed by bitter hops and warming alcohol. Very smooth chocolate next with peppery notes and more alcohol. Hints of dates. Some oiliness on the palate. Simple, heady and good.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Close to black and covered by a fair beige head. Immediately roasty nose quickly hints at chocolate, but more of a milk type than the real stuff as considerable residual sugars can be perceived in here. Earthy and leafy nuances act as a complement while a sharper citrus tone peaks into the finish. A rather simple example – it’s no wonder that most ratings can barely reach 2 to 3 lines, yet the ratings remain sky high. Go figure.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with light brown head. Sweet caramel with strong malt aroma. The taste was similar with caramel and chocolate malt.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 <i>2008-12-03, gravity dispense at Pig´s Ear Festival 2008, London, 7-4-9-4-16=40</i>
Very dark color. It has a quite ordinary aroma, but followed by an extra-ordinary flavor, where the usual caramel and chocolate &#40;and enough sweetness&#41; are followed by a new flavor, maybe wood, maybe nuts, maybe chocolate, maybe pine; impossible to catch but astonishing. Excellent.
<i>2007-09-21, bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007 afterfestival at Per´s, 6-3-7-3-15=34</i>
Dark brown to black color. Light aroma of caramel and sausage. Good body structure, good swwet caramel flavor, some sweet chocolate, round, warming, with correct bitterness. Good.
Ungstrup (27642) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of roasted malt and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, and hops giving it notes of grass and grapefruit, as well as an alcohol note, that burns in the throat.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Rake / Bottle from Utobeer. Very dark brown almost black with pale brown head. Aroma is pretty malty, nutty, syrupy. Taste is chocolate, caramel, roast coffee with dryish bitter finish. This gets better as it warms. Very enjoyable.