sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, cocoa, earthy hops, and light espresso. Flavor is malt dominate with some hops and fruit esters; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Slow, but continuing gusher.
Pours all black with a big, frothy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, almonds, milky chocolate, light caramel and roasted malts. High carbonation, fine dry and light creamy palate. Flavour is sweet, French nougat, coffee, chocolate, milky, fairly dry cocoa notes, almonds and hazelnuts. Long, lingering malty bitter finish with soft warming notes. Nice, but too bad about the carbonation.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chopp @ Dronning Louise. Pitch black colour, nice steady meadium thick dark brown head. Lovely aroma of veryv roasty malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Thick pleasant mouthfeel. The flavor is just so good: lots of roasted malt indeed with lots of chocolate and coffe along with dark fruit, alcohol and a good bitterness. Well lasting roasted malty chocolate coffee alco finish.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Westbrook Brewing Company. Pours a dark brown color with a thin dark brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, sweet malts and some toastiness. The taste is rich roasted malts, sweet malts, coffee, caramel and a hoppy finish. Medium-full bodied, rich, sweet and chewy. Nice beer.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a few sips of Travlr’s. Somehow, he asked me to guess the country and brewer, and I did so between smelling and tasting. Black with a little tan ring of head. Maybe there was more at first, but I came in when Travlr was half done with it. aroma is like dark roast and toast, which works for me. The taste is slightly roast, but also has an element of chocolate syrup, which I’m not sure how I feel about. Tiny bit of vanilla.
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Smoke and Barrel. Black, small but thick brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder and burnt espesso. Taste is sweet Hershey’s syrup. Interesting.
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 8.4%. Citric and roasted aroma. Black colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, coffee with a mild molasses sweetness combined with sweet liquorice. Creamy aftertaste. Tastes a little bland after 250 other ratings.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque black with a brown head. Comes a slow gusher. Sweet vanillaish roasty aroma. Solid body, chewy sweet roasty malts and vanilla and a discreet coffee touch. I don’t really pick up any almonds though. No real bitterness just smooth and delicious throughout. 180212
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl. A gusher, producing a dense, creamy, dark tan head and a more or less black body. Heavily roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma with some nougat nuttyness and a licorice hint. The flavor is a bit heavy on the roasted and burnt side I think, but it’s still very nice. Licorice and nuts too, but I’l like more hop flavors. Bitterness level ok. Full-bodied and effervescent. Some vanilla towards the end. A really pleasant one, but too heavy on the carbonation, and sort of one tracked. Wouldn’t mind more of it though. 120218
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, little sweet, liquorice, little vanilla, little vinous, hops and medium bitter.