Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle as Soft DK bought at Ølbutikken and shared at the Absalon tasting session ’12. Frothy tan-coloured, lacing-head. Jet black body. Choc-coffee aroma with mild roastiness. Similar taste profile supported by vanilla pods and a welcome malt-bitter tail. A powerful, grown-up brew (Copenhagen, hotel room, 12.05.2012).
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pour is black with a tan head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, baker’s chocolate. Taste is vanilla bean, cocoa, espresso, light roast. Palate is soft, creamy, big vanilla finish. Good.
Foffern (1685) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with great beer friends at Baran, Bergen. Has a black colour with a small beige head. Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt in the aroma. Fantastic. The flavour is also wonderful with really a espresso coffe touch along with dark bitter chocolate and cocoa. Oily mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A really nice and joyful beer, and is well-balanced.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vanilla and roasted malt. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a sweet chewy quality to the mouthfeel with a slight bubblegum quality to it. Interesting stout, very drinkable.
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer, beige head. Liquorice, coffee, some salt. A little warming alcohol in the back.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Soft DK) and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours opaque with a small creamy tan head which left very nice lacework upon the glass. The aroma has notes of double chocolate chip cookies, vanilla wafers, shot of espresso, slight woody smoke and peat, Japanese Ichijiku Fig and over ripened plums, even a bit hint of leather and pipe tobacco. Very inviting nose to this brew but I fear it could be too sweet... but alas the taste is fruity and malt forward but hardly cloy. Some coffeeish bitters and that earthy smoke along with the alcohol kept the sweetness in check. Lush bittersweet chocolate candy and vanilla ice cream highlights the experience. The mouth feel is smooth and oily, not as heavy as I would have imagined. Overall, I found this a very solid brew and one that I would easily buy again. Complex and dangerously drinkable.
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks good; somewhere between brown and black with nice lacing. Smells good too; coffee and malt. Tastes like it smells with good mouthfeel. I’m impressed.
GothGargoyle (2415) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black with a small chocolate head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is liquorice, soy sauce, chocolate pudding. Slightly sweet on the palate, subtle touch of bitter chocolate and dryness on the finish. Taste is chocolate, chocolate milk powder, coffee, dates, vanilla. Quite enjoyable.
MotherBrother (898) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour opaque black, with a large frothy tan head, that lasts forever.
Aroma of roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oatmeal, vanilla, slight rum-soaked raisins. Aftertaste is quite hoppy, and smokey.
Taste is sweet upfront, with a long and delicious smokey and bitterness at the end. weak boozy in here as well.
Medium body, with a flat carbonation. Quite smooth. Can’t wait for my next "soft Dookie" ;)
saxo (16772) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice beige head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Great beer with good long finish.