jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Home. Aroma of coffee, black berries, tobacco and peat. Black colour, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, very bitter, black berries, coffee, loads of roasted malts, peat, tobacco. Full and surprisingly sparkling.. Powerful, flavourful and not over the edge with the smoke.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl #591. Black, tiny fading tanned head. Nose is salted ham, little smokiness, licorice, ashiness, not very sweet. Flavor is sweet salmiak, minty herbal notes, burned malts & loads of molasses, some islay smoke, salt, slightly thin and very coarse finish with coal and wood chips. Alcohol shows when warmer. Not too thick mouthfeel. Tastes like a messy De Molen.
chrisv10 (9419) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Black body with almost no head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and smoke.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky chocoalte aroma with some hints of licorice. Roasted malty smoke chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky finish with hints of chocolate and licorice in the aftertaste.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke and light chocolate. Flavour is sweet chocolate, smoke and roasted malt.
Slayer85 (1027) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75o ml bottle. An opaque black beer with a small and disappearing brown head. The aroma is very malty with notes of roasted grains, smoke (much smoke), chocolate and some berries. Powerful and intense. The flavour is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Almost a burnt note and again very smokey. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with medium to high bitterness. Surely a good beer.
jesperhammer (2511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10-OCT-2009, bottle @home.
Black with high dark brown head.
Wonderfull roasted, oily, liqourice, tar and the works.
Henrik thinks it tastes like eating cigarettes.
Much to smokey for my taste, but I acknowledge the effort, and still I enjoy this wonderfull beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Thanks to joes for this bottle, I really liked this beer. The smokey/peaty aroma hits you right away and is followed by a nice roasty, coffee, hoppy flavor. Delicious.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a dense creamy, lacing and very lasting cappuccino coloured head. Aromas of sour peat, roasted malt, salt licorice, dark chocolate and hops. Great oily and creamy texture. Rich flavour with notes of smoke/peat, coffee, hops and licorice.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam Deep black body. Creamy, brown (caramel coloured) head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoke(d bacon - a little bit), dentist, ... Quite nice aroma, bit subtle but very complex and well balanced. Soft, moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour. It has a good balance and complexity, but it is not overwhelmed by the malts. Off course it has a distinct coffee/chocolate malt flavour, but also that smokey touch.