ration (1839) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
300313. Bottle at home. Pours black with a high white head. Aroma malts, coffee, some vegetables. Dry overall palate. Not Bad.
dutchbeerpages (1354) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My initial thought of coffee appeared to be correct. Espresso beans in this one. Also some red fruit. Another winner.
MaartenRF10 (1358) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark, unclear, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, hop, coffee and some chocolate. Taste like that. Rather bitter. Bitterness dominates the mild sweetness that is present as well. Some tobacco as well. Would have liked it to be a bit sweeter and more full bodied.
MrHangover (1786) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black beer with a big, beige head. Aroma has a lot of coffee, chocolate and even hints of vanilla and caramel. Maybe some molasses. Flavour is quite sweet, bit of an alcohol burn in the beginning, but mellows after a few sips. Bit of a watery mouthfeel, yet the taste remains long after swallowing. Some laurel and molasses in the flavour, very sugary for sure. A bit too sweet and unbalanced, but still a very decent beer!
Svesse (5660) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Arendsnest, Amsterdam, 22 Feb 2013) Black colour with creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, dark chocolate and pine needles. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, resin, pine needles and a generous bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Almost full body, quite dry. Very nice.
lusikka (4974) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ ít Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Rated on 24.2.2013.
Pours a pitch black colour with a creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some lactic acid, grass and dried berries. Flavour of smooth roasted malts, grassy bitterness, sourness, wood, ash and biscuity maltiness. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a salty, sour, roasty finish. Nice beer, except that the unpleasant sourness (probably from the coffee) ruins this a bit.
Piero1987 (537) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Pump @ Locanda Del Monaco Felice. Black with creamy beige head. Wood, coffee and roasted aroma. At taste come back the wood flavour, light sweet and full bodied.
sic1314 (1968) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of floral hops. Medium, smooth body, flavour of smoked malt, grass, lingering dry aftertaste.
kermis (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light smoke, peat, light coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Another great beer from Emelisse!
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HaandFestival 2012. It pours a dark brown, unclear body topped by a beige, finger-thick head leaving some lacings. Peat and smoke on the nose, with some hints of chicken farm. Roasted malts, coffee and dried fruits too. The flavor lacks the chicken farm, fortunately, else itís quite similar to the flavor, dried fruits, roasted malts, peat and coffee. A nice hoppy bitterness also chimes in. Full body, pleasant carbonation and a mostly bitter finish. Except for the chicken farm aroma, itís a nice beer, but nothing extraordinary going on in any way. 120504