Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle from ABC Beers, 2012 version. Clear dark reddish brown to black colour, light-beige head. Aroma is sweet, brown malts, some dark fruits, typical lager notes, sweet coffee. Flavour is medium sweet, brown malts, roasted malts, coffee with milk & sugar, dark fruits, sweet light sugary finish with some coffee bitterness. Light-bodied. Decent, but not nearly as good as expected.
thorongil2 (2356) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; faintroasty aroma; balanced flavour; somewhat creamy palate; average
Hermod (6412) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ Arlanda airport. Almost black, beige, thin head. Roasted malt, sweetness, soy sauce in aroma. Flavor has roasted malt, mild coffee notes, licorice. Long sweet finish with caramel. Thin body.
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Lukaduke (3009) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a burnt umber color with a finger of mocha foam. Aromas are sweet caramel, roasted malt and a bit of coffee. The palate is a bit sticky but the round molasses notes work nicely with the roasted coffee background and a touch of bitterness to clean up the finish. A bit buttery but it kind of works with the style... just not in love with it.
chinchill (4265) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours very dark reddish-brown with a tan head of moderate size and retention. Spotty lacing.
Aroma: dark and smoked malts with a hint of dried dark fruits.
Flavor: dark fruits, dark bread, light smoke and a hint of coffee.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medum sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle 500ml vintage 2001 @ yngwie
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Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, dried fuits, and oxidization. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
arsol (986) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart farge med tynt beige skum. Lukter kaffe, malt, stenfrukt og noe røklukt. Medium fylde, medium med kullsyre. Smak av kaffe og litt sødme. Lite bitter i ettersmak.
ramboraffe (1837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with tanned head. Sweet liqurice smell with rosted scents and coffee. Taste is deep rosted with coffe chocolate and rosted tones.
Roger60 (193) - - JAN 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
SB Oskarshamn, flaska. 2015 lite dammsmak men inte arom. Håller stilen. Spritsig. Lite tunn i tonen. Svagt humlad. Men en klassiker.
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with white head. Spicy, wort and syrup. Sweet, vanilla, roast, and light herbal. Overall: Good