Abrakarl (387) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The looks could not be better. Oily, black liquid matched with light brown creamy foam. Excellent.
Defreni (2845) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: Kulsort øl med et kæmpe skumhoved der fortsætter og fortsætter. Cremet og lysebrunt. Duften er en kende brændt men med en god del sødme i sig, kakao og en smule kaffe. God balance i selve øllen, hvor alkoholen er fuldstændig gemt i et orgie af kakao, vanilie og brændt kaffe. Virkelig en treat her til de mørke vinterjuleaftener. Dejlig øl.
sagmarium (78) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A super-gusher, spraying half the train wagon’s inside, leaving a pleasant odor for the remaining 3.5 hours of the ride. The little beer hitting the glass was more or less black, with a dense, tan head. Coffee, some more coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some licorice in the aroma.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma:Treacle, liquorice, spiritous, toasty and hint of rye.
Taste: Medium/high sourness, low/medium bitterness with low sweetness.
Palate: Thick silky smooth texture, light/medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry sour, finish with a vinous, liquorice finish and bitter undercurrent.
Comments: Very good and slight lace. Rating is for bottle 10% ABV.
tderoeck (6218) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7/VI/14 - 33cl bottle from Gradi Plato or Domus Birrae (Rome, IT) @ Klaas & Liesje’s place - BB: n/a (2014-606)
Note: was holding on to this one to compare it with the "AT a NY hotel room", but apparently my beer drinking buddy drank his bottle by accident. :p
Slow gusher alert!
Dark brown to black beer, huge beige fizzy head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, alcohol, bit of chlorine, alcohol, dried fruits, mocha. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, little hoppy, dried fruits, sourish, some citrus, sweet, some chocolate. Aftertaste: caramel, mocha, chocolate, more dark chocolate, bit of vanilla. A job well done!
Ungstrup (30476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A black beer with a huge lazing dark brown beer. The aroma has strong notes of chocolate, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, alcohol, chocolate, and roasted malt, as well as some spices coming late, leading to a very dry finish, where both the alcohol, roasted malt, and hops. The alcohol tickles the palate.
Grovlam (4166) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Huge thick light brownish head that really lasted. Excellent display of lacework. Pitch black color. Thick aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark dried fruit, lovely toasted malty and sweet chestnut like notes. Light underlying floral bitterness in the aroma as well. Over the palate came mild warming alcohol, sweet dark chocolate, liquorish, light floral, dried fruits and some roasted malty notes as well. Overall quite complex malty profile in this beer. Moderated dusty to dry texture, but quite filling mouthful at the same time. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering liquorish-vanilla, sweeten dark dried fruity and light roasted malty finish with a warming feeling all the way down. Quite drinkable for a 10 + % beer!
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #454, bottle from Ølbutikken
A black beer with an ok head. The aroma is liquorice, chocolate, salt, sal ammoniac and surprisingly also a bit of berries. Flavor of chocolate, salt, sal ammoniac, liquorice, bitter hops and the alcohol is more obvious than expected, but it still very nice. This is definately a great brew, but I would have wanted a more rounded palate, as this can seem a little "hard".
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a lasting off-white head. Aroma dominated by chocolate, licorice and coffee, with a hard roasted note of ink, and fruity notes, mostly of cherry. Sweet and full flavour dominated by hard roasted malt, coffee and charcoal.
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Fonefan.
This one gushed but not in the way that much beer was lost, it gushed a snake of foam. 3 glasses full and the foam kept coming!
After a while, when the airy brown foam disappeared, a deep dirty brown beer appeared.
Smell hops, coffee, hints of liquorice, spices, toffee, a a slight hint of earth.
Taste is a nice mix of coffee, wood, alcohol, whiskey, liquorice, grass, herbs, dark fruits, raisin, fresh, roasted malts, light bitter, brown sugars and a touch of dryness.
Very nice coffee grass aftertaste.
After the foam disappears the beer had low carbo, a full body and a soft light dry mouthfeel. Watery texture.