Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2011 Bottle from Systembolaget. I have had this a couple of times since I first rated it and it has grown on me, quite a lot. I buy this from time to time to get a break from the extremely hopped IPAs I usually buy. It has a nice complex aroma of roasted malts and coffee. It pours black with a little light brown foam. Taste is a little bitter and some sourness and sweetness in a nice blend with coffee and chocolate. I quite enjoy having one of these from time to time.
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Intense black, red glow, medium tanned head.
Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice and hops.
Flavour is roasted malt, hops and notes of fruit.
Palate is a bit thin and watery, yet filled with flavour.
Schwarz is not really my style but this is some good stuff.
abemorsten (2942) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber body with a small light brown head.
Roasted malts, wood and alcohol on the nose.
Sweet, acidic and bitter flavors with aromas of wood and nuts.
Medium body. Syrupy texture. Rich carbonation.
jookos (2741) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark colour. Enjoyed the roasty coffee-like dark stoutness. Well made, although a bit boring.
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330 ml from Slijterij van bergen in Eindhoven (NL). Black beer with mineral flavor, tasted malt, espresso. The taste is even more roasted, dry, dark chocolate, coffee. A little bit watery, bitter of coffee, aniseed key on the end. Disappointing opposite the german.
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black with small tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, dry, fruit and hops.
tommann (2912) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours near pitch black with a small head. Aroma is earthy hops and some roasted malt. Some roasted malt and coffee to start. Crisp finish. Little thin.
Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black body, tanned small head. Aroma of roasted malts, coal and liquirice. Some burned flavour, but leaves a sweet aftertaste. No ramrkable hoppiness.
douglas88 (6475) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with some red, a medium beige head. The aroma is coffee, fruit, toasted malts. The flavor is smooth and nice; chocolates, coffee, toasted malts, dry tobacco and fruit. Enjoyable.
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle. Dark reddish brown color. Gently roasty aroma with chocolate, coffee, leather and cola. Soft yet drying and roasty flavor with coffee, dark fruits, charcoal and bitter chocolate. Fairly light body, slightly astringent palate. Somehow leaves me cold.