fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium to dark black color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dusty, old fashion malt, smoke - peat and licorice notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 120908
yespr (37603) - 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.
Ungstrup (32202) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and light notes of smoke. The flavor is very smokey combined with notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap) Completely opaque black with a small rough light brown head. Fat aroma of hard roasted malt, prunes and a discreet whiff of smoke. Quite full-bodied with very sweet burned malts, dried fruit and again a warming alcoholic finish with a lightly burned ashy malt bitterness. Lovely. 120908
joergen (24780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a very small beige head.
Roasted flavour of chocolate and dried fruits with notes of coffee and berries.
Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee, chocolate and hops.
Dry roasted and hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, not much head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, sweet wood, mild notes of syrup and licorice. Flavour is roasted malts, mild alcohol along with some caramel, wood and also licorice. A pleasantly balanced imperial stout.
omhper (22327) - 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.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25th March 2009
Opaque black beer. Low carbonation. Initially the roasty malt comes across as very strong but then after that shock has subsideed there is a strange sour fruit and herbal malt taste. Finishes on a sweet aniseed alcohol note. Palate is soft and a little oily. Unique beer that rewards persistence.
cgarvieuk (19025) - 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.
harrisoni (16062) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at EBF 08. People had been going on about this for 2 days, so I thought that I would give it a go. Black, no head. Stunning aroma. Stunning. Great bitter choc espresso stout. ONe of the beers of the festival. It really stood out even though it was one of the last beers I had on the Saturday after drinking for 12 hours solid. A beer that lived up to the hype.