lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Swedish classic (fresh as a daisy bottled in 2006).
Appearance: Jet black, with a thick creamy tan head with some rusty spots which thinned out. No noticeable lacing.
Aroma: A soft fruit sweetness, a hint of vanilla and a vague suggestion of roasted coffee.
Flavour: Mild choco/coffee follows an intial burst of sweetness. Some rust and caramel raisins chucked in for good measure.
Palate: Light carbonation, ílŲrdag godisí sweetness and a bitter aftertaste so light you almost miss it.
Overall: Too sweet for me, and lacking in the burnt íní bitter department. Having said that itís a decent easy-drinking version and Iím sure with a couple of years under its belt the sweetness will round out and this will improve even more (now have a few bottles in the cellar to prove this theory)
beeranarchist (211) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee, caramel and raisins. Good carbonation (not to high), light roasted, bitter finish. Very good without being to heavy.
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 from a bottle.
Pours rich brown with red highlights and tan head that dissipates quickly.
Mild smell, earthy and a bit of coffee.
Tastes a bit more fruity than expected. Has the usual coffee and chocolate flavor, but also a bit of apricot, hint of cherry, and some orange peel. Mildly hoppy finish.
Served at room temperature, the beer mildly tingles on the tongue and leaves a slightly sticky residue with coffee, dark chocolate, and hoppy notes.
Melker (210) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drank a really fresh one yesterday (2013) so I have something to compare with when I drink the aged bottles.
Dark brown color. Off-white medium head with big bubbles.
Aroma of coffee. cocoa.. no complexity. Taste is sweet and just a little bit bitter. Body is pretty thin and itís heavily carbonated.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive beer. Roasty aroma and a sweet chocolate flavor with dark malt accents.
mikkos (202) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black cola colored beer wit a small head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, smokey, some rye bread and sweet ripe plums. Taste is on the sweet side with coffee, dark malts, ripe fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel and bitter smooth finish. Lacks the final touch, yet a very enjoyable beer.
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trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2001 on label.English Pint glass
Pours a thin tan head with notes of alcohol,roast malts and caramel.
The beer itself is almost black with amber highlights. The flavor of roasted malt and chocolate balancing the a slight residual sweetness.The body is thin but the carbonation is not that lively so it really goes down smooth.A 5.5% beer that you can cellar. Whats not to love
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
had the 2000 version and it was very good. it was quite dark with a strong roast aroma. very smooth and a little sweet goin down. well done
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours and looks nice. A bit watery with a faint finish. A Fuller's London Porter mixed half and half with water would still be better than this.