njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
More interesting than anything and seemed more like a Porter to me.
Appearance: Dark black, with a nice dark head of foam. Looked tasty.
Smell: Had the traditional RIS aroma, heavy fruit, molasses, caramels. There was more hop aroma that I typically would expect.
Taste: The initial impression was that it was thin for RIS, then flavors of molassis and cherry/plum fruitiness with some unexpected smokey flavors as well. The finish is dominated with Washington State Hops (Cascades?) which are not my favorite, but under control here, so it did not ruin the beer for me. This seemed more a good Porter to me.
Mouthfeel was too thin for an RIS
Drinkability was about average. A good beer to enjoy slowly.
humlelala (1273) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(sampler from 65 cl bottle at CBF) Poured into festival taster glass at fridge temperature reveals a pitch black body with one finger of tan head that fades, leaving film and nice lace. Aroma has a sweet, roasted slightly boozy and oxydised quality. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a warming finish. Flavour is very sweet. Gartifying but ultimately too sweet for my taste.
Percy0103 (502) - MEXICO - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, alcohol and almonds. Taste is bitter with a strong finish of chocolate and black coffee. Medium bodied and somewhat oily with some carbonation and astringency. Rich and quite good.
Sdaniel90 (781) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque with a deep reddish hue and a frothy brown head. Fresh fruity aromas with hints of roasted caramel, ginger, nutmeg and other spices, eggnog. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderate sweet malty character into a bitter spicy and roasted finish. Very pleasant.
Enteogenisk (56) - BŚlsta, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Highly underrated brew. The aroma is dense dark chocolate with dried plums and it is poured dark as hell with a fine half finger head. Taste comes on strong with licorice and roasted malts that goes into a chocolate gradient, still with licorice tingling. Well enough hops to freshen it up and I am sure it would be even better after 3 years in the cellar. Having my eyes out for another bottle.
jesperhammer (3994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30-JAN-2016, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer.
Black with a lasting tan head.
Aroma is sweet molases, roast, coffee. Taste is molasses, espresso, hard roasted malt. Quite alcoholic. Burns. Long bitter finish. Very sweet and very good:-)
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home ... This is good! It pours clear very dark brown with a medium long lasting beige head....coffee, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, dark fruit, dark chocolate, very nice balanced hoppy....
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa nibs, dark fruit and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, sweet, hop, liquourice and medium bitter.
ffbot (280) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is a rich dark blackish brown, huge puffy brown head that retains and leaves lacing. In-penetrable coloring to this one. Smell is subdued, but is coffee, roasty, smoke and wood. Taste is hugely roast and coffee, chocolate, bitter, espresso, vanilla, smoke. Long bitter, drying, coffee aftertaste. Heavenly
ken1 (1629) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: roasted malt, coffe and caramel. Dark berries and fruit.
Flavour: sweet fruits, dark berries and coffee. Cognac notesand an alcoholic aftertaste.
Colour: pitch black with a brown head.
From: tasting at Rasmus40 Dec. 2015.
Rasmus40 (16066) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 Bottle from Havnens, Vejle. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 121215