hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours very dark brown with no head. The earthy, malty, fruity bouquet bursts at the seams with chocolate, charred oak and sherry cask aged whiskey. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with trace carbonation. The flavor is sweet and chocolaty; moderately bitter and burnt. The alcohol is somehow understated. Chocolaty, roasty finish. Bottle courtesy of plovmand!
Ober (2763) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of coffee malts with dark fruits, chocolate and notes of wood. The taste of coffee, with chcoclate, dark fruits, some wood. Very good balance. A nice combination of bitter and sweet. The aftertaste is some sweet moving to bitter, with notes of wood.
50belair (1334) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another hopscotch special. This dutch hellion has a big body and is actually very smooth. The blackness has a roasted chocolate, burnt wood, alcoholic coffee taste.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. I wish I didnt have it completely shit faced, but what I remember was a unique and tasty stout that had a more profound roastiness and relied on standard stout flavors instead of loading it with shit.
mpersinger (311) - , California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to a Ratebeerian and Joe T’s place for this opaque pour with aroma of oak, chocolate nibs and raisin paste. Body feels heavy, partially since this beer is nearly still. There’s some stickiness, a detergent note that deters me from rating higher. There’s a mystic here, not a mistake, that makes me want to revisit this beer another time...something lost in transit I bet.
madsenbryg (281) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
toast, roasty, chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin, citrus, grape, port wine,leaves, black, cloudy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, heavily sour, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, purchased at The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with brief bubbly beige head. More or less still, with no cabonation. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dried fruit, chocolate and hints of wood. Slightly vinous. Malty, slightly fruity taste with dried fruit (raisins, prunes), liquorice, dark chocolate, sweet espresso and a long slightly vinous finish. Full body, smooth and silky. Fairly sweet. Possibly more fruity and vinous than the original version, but and excellent beer.
hallinghansen (1327) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle no.221. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, wood, roasted malt and vanilla. Flavor is coffee, roasted malt, wood, chocolate, warming alcohol (bourbon), light hops. Forever lasting lacings, beautifu. Light carbonationl. Great beer.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tiny off-white head. Big vineous aroma with chocolate, burned wood, coffee and such. Perfectly balanced roasted flavour with a touch of wood, coffee,
back (792) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
humle,malt,maltbolcher,vanilje,tømmer, Ud.:kaffesort uklar, Skum:nøddebrun,tæt,korthold,rolig, E.smag;sød moderat, bitter moderat, Krop:let For.:olie Brus:flad
(75 cl F)[døe ho]30/3-10