ContemplateBeer (1825) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of moderate roasted malts, bitter chocolate and light coffee. Appearance is black with tan head. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy, with chocolate and roasty notes to follow. Palate is very bubbly and creamy with a huge mouthfeel. Very good, but uneven in some minor ways.
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Ariel’s farewell tasting at Max’s place. Black with a light brown had. Aroma is roasty, with dark fruits, coffee, and some booziness. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with coffee, dark fruits, and a bitter finish with some ash. Quite full-bodied and rounded.
Hopmaestro (869) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog from old tastenotes: Aroma is roasted, chocolates, licorice and some alcohol. Hard roasted malts in the taste, with some citrus hops and licorice. A really potent brew this one.
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Olfestival 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, licorice, coffee. Sweet and bitter tate like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbnation.
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Via trade with Douglas88. The aroma is licorice, roast, bitte chocolate. The appearance I deep black, tan head. Oily lacing on glass. The flavor is roast, licorice, bitter chocolate. The finish is rost, pine, long lasting, and astringent. Thick in body. Good. Palate better than flavor and aroma.
Holmen1 (3929) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 flaske (batch PON 002, bb. judgement day), delt med skibsrederen: svart og med brunt skum som ikke gir seg. Tett aroma kvalitetskaffe med lekker syrlighet (appelsinnog aprikos). Smud smak følger opp. Dette er raske leker (lekre saker)! Han steike, djævelsk god, som en nordlending ville sagt.
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB. Almost black. Dense and persisten brown head. Aroma of black malt, coffe, pine and yeast. Fine taste, with surprisingly good drinkability. Dry mouthfeel.
arsol (787) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med høyt brunt skum. Lukter kaffe, sjokolade. Mest kaffe preg. Fyldig med ganske kraftig kaffesmak.
Vighals (2239) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Store gjærklumper... Kaffe, kakao, mørke frukter og mørk sjokoladelukt. Salt og bitter smak av lakris og mørk sjokolade og kaffe. Medium kullsyre.
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Plovmand, thanks! Big coffee, chocolate and roast, one of the most roasted beers I’ve had. Is there any coal among the ingredients? Oh, there isn’t. But there are syrups. Raisin syrup and black syrup. And oh boy, is this one syrupy. I like the raisin addition in the aroma that sways it in the direction of Baltic porters, but it fails to impress tastewise. It is just not integrated in any way. There you have the intense roast on one hand, it pierces your tongue mercilessly. And then you have that raisny, syrupy sweetness that just goes a separate way, failing to balance the whole. As a result, it is a horribly sweet, horribly roasted and artificially raisiny beer. Unfortunately.
RuneStumo (2474) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
27.12.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Black colour with dark brown head. Intense dark with aromas of dark malts, sweet coffee and cocoa. Mederate bitter, and that goes well to the sweetness from the malt. Very smooth, soft and plessant beer. The strength of the alcohol is so well hidden that I dont notice it. Veeeery good beer.