Aaron68 (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
350 ml on tap @ CrowBar & Bryggeri, Oslo
December 28, 2013
Beer from a shaker glass.
Black in color with a thin beige head and low carbonation.
Aroma is coffee / espresso, roasted malt,dark chocolate and some spices.
Taste is close to drinking cold coffee with a bitterness in the end.
Did not like this beer though i am a fan of drinking coffee
Palme (3302) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Crowbar. Nice! Didnít think Iíd get a chance to try this. The beer itself is a deep dark brownish looking one, looks quite cloudy and perhaps a bit dirty in the glass and it has a nice medium sized heavy lacing brown beige islandy top. Lots of nice aromas going on here. Deep and rich chocolate with lots of cold coffee, roasted malts, vanilla undertones and dark caramel. Smells quite a lot and definitely nice. It feels creamy and quite smooth in the mouth, perhaps a bit light or thin for business in such a heavy one and the carbonation is nice, small bubbly and almost prickling. A good amount of flavor also. Dark roasted chocolate and a really good amount of coffee. I get a good amount of fudge brownies with a almost burned roasty theme all the way. Well masked alcohol as itís just lurking in the background, and it ends with lots and lots of salty delicious licorice. Your donít really think to much about it but it has a pretty strong hoppy profile as well this. Really tasty, but must admit that I was a little bit surprised that it felt so thin as it actually did in the mouth. Not that I really care to much about it. 18.10.2013
visionthing (2685) - 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 (4438) - 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 (2921) - 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 (6067) - 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 Iíd like this a bit more inventive.
thebeertourist (4781) - 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?