abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2011 On tap at Schouskjelleren. Creamy, fingerthick, brown head leaving excellent lacing over a black body. Sweet liquorice, cacao, vanilla, hints of booze, chocolate and raisins on the nose. Sweet, light bitter, light acidic flavors with plenty of roasted notes, espresso coffee, vanilla and a touch of ash as it heats. Full bodied and smooth with alco warmth, but not so much much as the alcohol content might suggest.
evabeer (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bijna zwart bier, mooie beige schuimkraag. Chocolade aroma, caramel, vrij alcoholisch. Zoetige moutsmaak, gebrande mout, caramel, chocolade en drop.
Palme (2669) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Schoukjelleren, Oslo. Ah, what a treat! Thanks OleR. This is a black as the night beer with a small lasting chocolate head. Lovely rich and deep aroma. Lots of roastiness, bourbon, sweet licorice, dark chocolate and some alcohol. Really nice! Lively carbonation, really full-bodied with a fizzing-creamy mouthfeel. Lovely strong flavors with lots of roasted malts, licorice, deep dark concentrated chocolate, black berries and wood. My lord! This is just fantastic in so many levels. Ends really dry with a heavy warming finish and a everlasting roasted licorice aftertaste. Damn good stuff!
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Pitch black colour, moderate brown head. Rich aroma of solid malts, roasty as hell, loads of oak / whiskey cask. Extremely rich flavour of whiskey cask, loads of vanilla, chocolate and roasty coffee. Very good.
espenra (793) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 On tap at Shouskjelleren in celebration of RBNAG 2011. It poured a pitch black colour with a medium big, brown creamy head. Wonderful lacing. Aroma is laden with roasted coffee, roasted malts, red berries and some hops. Some liqorice as well. Flavour is bitter in the usual stout-fashion. Roasted malts, roasted coffee and toffee. Some hops and bitter notes. There’s also notes of red fruits and spices. Short aftertaste.
gunnar (4312) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Schoukjelleren, Oslo.Pours pitch black with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted caramel,wood, port,coffee and some liquorice. Taste is WoW, dark sweet roasted malts, dark sticky caramel which seem to last forever.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap@Schouskjelleren. Pours black with a beige head.Aroma of chocolate, nuts, mocca, coffee, alcohol, yeast, burnt and roasted notes. Flavor is sweet and roasted with lots of coffee, chocolate, warming alcohol, caramel and yeast. Full body, average carbonatio. So nice.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Poured black with a large brown head. Typical stout aroma, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla but also with some smokiness. I found the alcohol to be really well masked. Tasted sweet, finished coffee bitter.
Doodler (310) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
18 cl nip bottle I picked up in Belgium. Super black with a nice creamy, tan head. Nose is woody with cocoa-beans, coffee, peated whiskey and vanilla. Taste is big and powerful with roasted flavors, chocolate and a malty sweetness. Lingering coffee notes and a balanced finish. Oily mouthfeel. Beautiful stuff.
kappldav123 (4291) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deeo black, small head. Heavy malty aroma, a bit soapy. Starts milder than exspected, gets stronger and stronger, more and more malty-dry. Also with interesting woody notes. Finish a bit alcoholic-malty, still very dry. All in all it could be a bit more complex, but still a good beer.