visionthing (2090) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar. Hazy and very dark, close to black, with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruits, dark malt, licorice and notes of spices and herbs. Sweet and roasty with warming alcohol and a balaced bitterness. Medium+ body with a somewhat soft carbonation. Smooth, tasty and enjoyable.
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, fruity and some chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Licorice, fruity, coffee and chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely nice well balanced oil! Served a little bit to cold. But just got better and better after a while. Some alcohol notes in the beginning. Well hidden in the end.
Personal stats: On tap @ source
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of chocolate and licorice in this powerhouse of a beer. Surprisingly smooth despite the punch.
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crowbar. Smooth. Deceivingly smooth. Sugar, liquorice, cocoa, cofee. But all in very modest quantities. Perhaps the liquorice shines through the most. Well crafted as usual, though I’d like this a bit more inventive.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Crowbar. Black with capuccino-coloured head. Hints of pear aroma. Pears and chocolate flavours, but good bitterness. A lighter-bodied, but slightly more bitter version of Rochefort 10?