Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EBF2008. It’s pitch black with a creamy head. The aroma is nice and very hoppy with notes of flower and fruit and of course also roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. The flavour has a light sweetness and a roasted bitterness, notes of licorice, caramel, chocolate, fruits. Spruce, citrus, oranges, coffee and tangerine. It’s scaringly easy to drink and very nice indeed.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Copenhagen EBF. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are sweet roast malt, vanilla and licorice.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[tap at EBF 2008]
Liquorice aroma with sweet sherry and some fruit. Opaque black with a white ring. Sweet and herbal flavour with star anise and nice vanilla, followed up by liquorice. Medium body, medium carbonation, lasting bitterness from dark malt.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, alcohol and some mild dark berries. Flavour is very much the same in a nice balance. Some slight notes of chocolate and coffee too as it gets to warm up a bit.
cgarvieuk (12240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask it EBF in Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep Deep brown ... smooth coffee roast nose ... lot of smooth deep coffee (served a bit over cold) ... some chocolate but mostly coffeee ... little lactose sugers ... with a low level of bitterness.
MiP (12844) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF08. Good fruity aroma. Mild and round, pleasant. Black colour, slightly muddy. Very nice flavour, milder than ABV lets on. Too dry finish.
Dedollewaitor (13015) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at EBF: Pitch black with no head. Liquorice & some nice roast. Fruits & chocolate. Low carbonation. Creamy & full palate. Nice!
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Fruity and roasted aroma of liquorice with notes of chocolate and dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of chocolate, dried fruitsm hops and pine needles.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
Served too cold.
HenrikSoegaard (9755) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at EBF. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dark color, small beige head. Light licorice, light woody notes. Cold coffee and tobacco flavors, a bit sweet edge. Not as alcoholic as ABV indicates. Interesting and enjoyable beer.