HenrikSoegaard (9146) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy light borwn excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Really great. Moderate bitter flavor but too powerfull coffee-notes. Long finish. Oily palate but way too fizzy.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strangely dusky notes, along with chocolate and coffee. The aroma is complex. It’s so dark, the color could be black. The head is massive and it is persistent. The flavor is wonderful, but it is hard to describe. It starts with a surge of aroma, going to a slight hint of chocolate. There is an underlying sour component. Bitterness accompanies the malt, preventing sweetness. It’s wonderful, but not very simple.
bierkoning (8956) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a huge frothy head. Opague. Roasted malt, licorice and tropical fruitin teh rich aroma. Sweet flavor with an upcoming tartness. Loads of licorice. Roasted malt. Some tropical fruit. A total abundance of flavors in this great foreign stout, with very much an own character.
madsberg (8811) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Plan B, Copenhagen: Dark brown almost black coloured. Dense medium sized chocolate brown head. Awesome looks. Fruit, ligth alcahol, coffe and roast notes in the aroma. Flavour is very sharp and offensive. Loads of liqourice and very roasted. Not as smooth, as I prefer, but still quite pleasant. Ends on a fruity liqouricenote with a light alcaholburnt on the palate. This is a difficult beer. Somehow I like it, but it sure has its dark sides.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a black color with a huge frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Full body with a smooth sticky texture. Complex roasted dark fruit stout flavor with a medium bittersweet smooth finish of moderate duration. Very well balanced dark fruity stout.
gunnfryd (8558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, roasted, candisugar. Flavour is smoked, oked, roasted, sugar, roasted coffee. Very nice beer.
Koelschtrinker (8481) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Voluminöser Malzgeruch, etwas alkoholisch, was sofort von Röstmalz überdeckt wird. Röstiger Malzantrunk, eine leichte Süße mildert die hintergründige Bitterkeit. Erkennbar hopfig, angenehm harmonisch, die Bitterkeit wird zum trockenen Abgang hin stärker.
Test vom 11.3.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 13,11,10,12,-,11 - 11,21
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black stout with a thick creamy moka head. Wonderful vinous chocolate with earthy rather Belgian style. Sour chocolate in mouth, with good hops notes and some coriander. Rich and enjoyable. Tasted Spring 2006.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!... Pours extremely dark with hazy, copper highlights when held up to bright light. Huge, frothy, khaki-colored head. Maybe a bit overcarbonated. Great retention and thick, cumulus lacework. The nose is of chocolate, leather, espresso, caramel and dried plum. The flavor is almost port-like. Very well-bittered with burnt, earthy notes. Also, big notes of dried plum, port, alcohol and pear. Full-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Lengthy, alcoholic finish with more dried plum. Dries out at the wee end. World class stout!
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark black colour, giant dense creamy and slightly brown-tainted foam, deep and toasty aroma of black chocolate, notes of bread, raisins and cookies, also a touch of alcohol and licorice, oily and creamy mouthfeel, solid malt body, some bitterness before a powerful chocoltey, cookie aftertaste and warming alcohol notes - perfectly made and deeply enjoyable