DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at TAP 1, Copenhagen 08/05/2010
Big hop aroma. Black smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with some spiced flavour. A little dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.
goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,5ltr; Opaque black great brew with an coffee, chocolate and whiskeybarrel taste and splendid bitternesh. An a good heavymetal beerlabel.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
18 cc bottle. Pours dark with almost no head. Aroma is great with notes of licorice, coffee, dark chocolate and oak. Taste is similar to the aroma, in my opinion a little too much alcoholic. Palate is great and the carbonation is very low.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Black with a small tan head. Malt, licorice and dark chocolate aroma with fruit, oak and whisky notes and a touch of vineous alcohol. Sweet and malty flavour with intense licorice and coffee, a hint of ash, and a fruity tartness.
finol (1691) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Copenhagen Beer festival 2010.
Vanilla, coffe and chcolate. Rather light compared to other H&V and the expectations the name gives...
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkoning.
Black, a little fizz.
Liquorice, campfire, coffee. Old ropes, tar and creaking ships, a slight salty spray. Outstanding.
Blom (809) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as hell with a low brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavour is very balanced ranging from medium sweet to a light bitter ending that lasts a long time. Full-bodied with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. & On tap @ CHBF 2010. The aroma has chocolate, liquorice, roast, some dried fruits. Hazy, dark brown-black coloured beer with a medium, beige head. The taste is bitter, has sweetness, choclate, chocolate bitterness, moccha, some laurel /liquorice, bourbon, some berries and raisins there. Very full and complex. Alcohol warming finish. Adorable.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a tanned head.
Aroma is of roasted malts, smooth coffee, fudge and a lot of vinous fruits.
Flavor is sweet and malty with a noticeable character of liqueur-like fruity booziness. Notes of coffee and dried fruits. Ends warming with some nice rich notes of malts and brandy.
Medium body, smooth texture.
A nice one. But perhaps not better than the original.
Borresteijn (3651) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl Bottle from De Bierkoning to celebrate my 31st birthday. Pitch black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of superb roasted malts, coffee, plain chocolate and a little booze, tar. Flavour is hard roasted malts, chocolate, tar, sweet choc mousse, booze, some liquorice, bitter roasted and hoppy finish. Fullbodied, thick oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Excellent stuff, just a bit more boozy than the regular version, but also more roasted flavours which I like a lot. Superb.