Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF. Black - no head. Licorice, smokey, dryness, sweetness, malty, coffee, nice bitterness. OK - not fantastic.
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at EBF Copenhagen. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are licorice, coffee, malt, sugar and alcohol.
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF08. Sweet liquorice aroma. Black colour. No head. Good bitterness. Sweet and nice.
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at EBF. Pitch black with a off white head. Liquorice, roasted, oily, smooth, creamy, smokey, ashy, coffee. Very nice!
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black, no head. Intensely chocolatey with some molasses. Sweet with lemony licorice and some black currant. Concentrated aniseed with notes of tobacco and burnt sugar. In the finish artificial sweetness burns for a faint second.
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pours deep dark brown to black with a no head. First impresssion that reaches the nose is the hops followed by a roasted, mild smoked and annis seed aroma. Flavour is roasted and mild smoked. Hoppy towards the fruity side with a nice bitterness coming through. Smooth chocolate and mild sweetness into the finish. Nice one.
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Strong coffee notes. Heavy bitter roasted flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep black no head ... chocolate roast malt nose ... Deep roat malt tones with hints of coffeee and light chocolate ... sligth burnt tones as well ... found it to have just a bit too much going on. but still quite nice.
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF 2008. Black colour with a small beige head. Rich aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee and licorice with smoked notes. Oily palate.
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Small fizzy beige head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of heavy chocolate, dried fruit, berries, hint of smoke, burned malt and coffee. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Lingering berries and liquorish finish with a roasted twist.