Melker (241) - Varberg, - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Coffe, cocoa nibs, roasted notes, licorice and some soy. Light sweetness. Nice balance.
GlasgowTAD (480) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a small light brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is figs, dates, red berries and slight smoked malts. Taste is smokey, slight burnt sugar, hint of tarty red berry with some mild cognac notes. Body is a little thin with an oily mouthfeel.
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Psytron (1553) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of oak, cough mixture. Black colour, very dark brown head. Aroma of oak, armagnac, some roasted malt. Medium sweet, also slightly bitter. Oily texture, flat carbon. Heavy body. Good but nonsurprising.
Niller (915) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Desverger, Copenhagen. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some nice sweetness creeping in, caramel and vanilla nuances, roasted bitter finish. Very good.
Prufrockstar (1468) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind RIS experiment [Sample 11 of 20, 4/23/2015]
Poured by Summer. Dark with deep ruby highlights around edge; creamy khaki head with good retention. Initial aroma was strangely dusty (dust? yeah, dust). Also doughy (like chocolate chip cookie dough), some fruit, a little copper and roast, with noticeable alcohol upon a deep whiff. Bittersweet chocolate, with waves of dry roastiness and light sweetness. Lush and vinous. Mildly astringent. Full body with creamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation. Overall: hard for me to pin this one down. Some aspects seem like flaws (dust; copper; alcohol), but taken together on a whole it all kinda comes together and works. Very zen. Well, "very" is a stretch -- kinda zennish? Like the Cliffs notes to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. More complex than some of these, and (after acclimating) a joy to drink. Unique. Feelin the booze -- ABV guess on this would be 10% or so.
Guess: I’m thinking one I haven’t had -- isn’t roasty enough for Mikkeller or Evil Twin [edit: looks like I was wrong on that].
Would pay: $3ish. Sort of a special one, so in the mood I could go a little higher.
Iznogud (1484) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours black with medium brown head. Coffee aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, quite sweet. Full bodied.
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (shared with Niller) - black pour with a brown head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, coffee, chocolate, some nice sweetness creeping in, some subtle caramel and vanilla nuances, roasted bitter finish.
kraddel (4539) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pretty damn black, alright!
No head mentionable.
Smell is intense, roasted grainyness. Bit bitter chocolate. Taste is rather intense, bitter, chocolate( dark and pure ) as well as a mild coffee undertone. The taste is nice and long, over a less-thick-than-expected MF , and a very low carbo. Very nice indeed.
jamaty (1164) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Negra opaca con trazas marrones. Carbonatación visible. Muy abundante espuma oscura, que aguanta bastante. Aroma ligero, tostado y a chocolate. Sabor de moderado a fuerte, a maltas tostadas y ahumadas. Recuerdos de chocolate. Moderado amargor. Suave. Cuerpo moderado. Alcohol bien oculto, aunque 10 grados difícilmente se esconden del todo.
BringMeOG (15) - - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat: Głownie czekolada/kakao, gdzieś tam lekkie nuty utlenienia śliwka/sos sojowy ale bardzo słabe
Wygląd: Ciemne nieprzejzyste, olej
Smak: Nie jest tak słodkie jak wskazywał aromat. Lekko oleiste ale bez przesady. Bardziej kawowe. Fajna lekka goryczka.
rumproasts (4023) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thick black pour with very small head. very aggressive malt with a ton of roast. black licorice, nuts, dark fruit. quite a bitter finish. big ass stout with plenty of flavor.