Rune (7346) - Tromsø, - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget e-beställning, picked up in Kiruna and shared with Finn during our rating session. The oily pour reveals an airy, tan-coloured head on top of a jet black body. Dotted spots to the glassware. Nice little roastiness to a semi-sweet aroma of dark malts. Fine blended taste of dark chocolate and fruity hops. Lingering and smooth bittersweet finale. Full bodied, still quite easy to drink. Very pleasing (Tromsø, 27.09.2012).
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget web shop. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma us sweet, roasted malt, coffee, liquorice and burned malt. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 141013
McTapps (2955) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep dark colour with very low head and medium body. Nose of malt and roast. Taste of malt, woods, autumn campfires, leaves, bittersweet chocolate and bitter coffee. Quite high bitterness. Finished off firstly like bitter medicine, but got better with air and temperature. Still no masterpiece and not quaffable at all. Below average.
MichaelAwesome (2956) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from balderbitch - thank you very much. Well, this a strong Stout with a bit of skunk and bit smoke in the start. Very bitter indeed with only a bit sweetish chocolate moments. Very unpleasant and very, very special. Would not appreciate a second one.
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 L bottle, kindly shared by KnutAlbert. Big fluffy choco head. Body is opaque black. Dryish burnt cocoa aroma. Taste is dry cocoa or black unsweetened chocolate, with notes of spices and black pepper. Roasty with a distinct earthy bitterness. More than medium full. Alcohol warmth throughout. [09.02.13]
andregoncalves (1088) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to omhper. Another great swedish beer. Dark color with thin brown head. Carbonation is quite soft. Bitterness is medium. Coffee, light orange, chocolate aroma.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge brown lasting head. Opaque black body. Funky earthy chocolatey aroma. Dry roasty chocolatey taste with spicy notes. Fullish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry cocoa and alcohol aftertaste with vinegary sooty notes. Nice, but a bit odd. (0.33l bottle shared by KnutAlbert.)
Nolegs (27) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Licorice, roasted malt and a touch of chocolate in the aroma. Lightly carbonated. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt. medium to full body. Comfortable long bitter finish.
KnutAlbert (5756) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks ohmper!
Very dark, huge head. Sweet. Liquorice, coffee, vanilla. Nothing outstanding.
kalakalman (5) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: leather, bread and mild coffee
Appearance: pitch black, no head
Taste: little sweet, medium bitterness
Palate: thin with long finish
Abrakarl (249) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at Tegners Gömställe in Stockholm. Good beer but feels perhaps a bit more of extra stout than imperial stout. Pleasant will have it again although the aroma was weak.