Skou (21) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black/red mahogany. Light brown head. medium heavy taste with roasted flavor like chocolate, coffee but also a bit freshness/bitternes from hops. Nice oily feel. Well balanced. Very drinkably with low alcohol.
thebeertourist (4257) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a good light brown foam. Chocolate, lightly roasted aroma, a hint of berries. Some roasted flavours, hints of vanilla as well as meat. Light-bodied. No extreme flavours, just nicely balanced and enjoyable.
pivnizub (7989) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Literally black, mid-sized fluffy tanned head, distinctive roast-malty nose with traces of milk-chocolate and a tinge of black-currant; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF, light bodied; a mix of roasted malt, fruits and some hops in the finish, accompanied by a light acidity. Good, plesant stuff........
thewolf (9859) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding. (@ Burns Night).
Pours a deep mahogany with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is lightly roasted and containing a touch of chocolate. Light coffee as well. A little thin mouthfeel, perhaps, but still okay - rather high in carbonation, even. Light roast, lots of soft coffee and dark chocolate.Very nice mouthfeel, good balance between sweetness, drynes and coffee/chocolate. A very nice brew, especially considering the ABV.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home ... Deep solid black ... light chocolate and malts...very coffee ... huge ammount of roast malts... very smooth very well balanced... This is one of the UK ales that i think the scores doesnt reflect just how good a pint this is.
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a tan/carmel head. Nice roasted malt aroma. mellow coffee, chocolate and a touch of floral vanilla. Maybe needs a bit more kick?
JorisPPattyn (7305) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, but with a brown-red shine; collapsing, very coherent dark-beige head. Rich, bready, liquorice-tinted stout nose. At the same time, some fresh greenery & cypress aromas, gingerbread. Initially dry, ashy, stout taste with some liquorice (not much, thanks); rather long lingering flavours. Rather sweet after a few sips. Remains roasty, throughout, near burnt. Medium bodied at best, a bit thin. Considering its modest ABV, more than decent stout.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Black colour with pale brown frothy head. Roasted nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, liquorice and something slightly smokey, tarry hanging in the background. Roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, moccha, blueberries and some tarry hints of liquorice. Some lactose sweetness. Very tasty, but the low abv and velvety body makes it very smooth and enjoyable. A really nice stout.
Maria (9562) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought this bottle at the brewery in 2005, and I drank it a few weeks after my return. It’s a black stout with a moderate head. The aroma is slightly malty-sour. I also find this in the flavour together with notes of coffee, licorice and a light sweetness. The finish is slightly dry and lightly bitter. I think this beer would be much better from cask...
omhper (17458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Opaque very dark brown. Aroma of milk chocolate and coffee. Medium sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Strong flavour of cocoa powder. A fairly light, but pleasing, stout.