TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark almost opaque color, small brown head. Toasted and piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Piney hoppy flavor, coffee-coffee beans roastyness too. Piney bitterness in the finish. Balanced CDA.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, light anise, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit, orange, and nuts.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, large brown head with moderate retention and solid lacing. Aroma of grass-laced brownies, light coffee. Taste is coffe grounds, pine resin, bitter finish. Nice.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate/cocoa, some orange, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Medium body, some resin.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and rather hoppy - pine needles. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 280112
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours completely black with a big, frothy, beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, peach, grapefruit, mild roasted. Highish carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, bitter, peach, roasted, dark chocolate, some hazelnuts. Long, lingering, malty bitter finish. Almost a stout.
chrisv10 (11126) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops and a little citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, citrus, pine and bitter.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours black with a 3.5 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and resin. Med body. Flavor is roasty dark malt with some light pine. There might be some zest in here. There is certainly a lot of intense flavor. So it’s complex of course!
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours dark brown with a thick, rich beige foam head. Aroma holds a healthy dose of roasted malts, along with some sweet cocoa, burnt wood, grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, lots of charred wood, some licorice, burnt grass, bitter earth, some dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with some decent resins, heavy roasted malts, lots of charred wood, almost abrasive burnt grass, some ripe citrus, especially grapefruit. There are some interesting characteristics in here, but the bitterness also comes across a touch harsh in the end, and the citrusy fruits seem a bit unrealised. Still decent overall, but not everything it could be.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 05, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: black, fine tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, light sweetness, citrus, touch of dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, bitter dark chocolate, black coffee, citrus, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4