JorisPPattyn (8224) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick-set rust-beige head, slightly irregular over black beer, pouring viscously. Very intense, nearly tangible aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, but also of dark berries (blueberries, billberries, even blackcurrant); and also other grains. Very outspoken, but mild-bitter coffee, moccha and dark grains flavour; ending in chocolate or chocolate/cacao Ersatz. Maltbomb with syrup, sugar, and praliné cream, hopped. Very rich and nourishing, viscous to solid, slight alcoholheat. Impressive, really. One of those Danish superbrews, but one that achieves a rare balance.
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice flavor with weak smoke hints. Roasted malty chocolate coffee and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and coffee finish.
77ships (4745) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: black with a mocha head, smells of bitter roasted malts, caramel & plenty of cocoa and mocha, taste is slightly bitter roasted malts upfront blended together with mocha, chocolate & on the sweeter side coffee, liquorish, toffee, caramel & dark fruits leading into a lingering bitter finish of roasted malts and some hops, substantial, slick porter body, quite a good one
Skinnyviking (7501) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Coffee liquorice creamy aroma and flavor. Nice albeit smooth hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Scopey (8235) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Fullers-Gales Tasting. It pours very dark brown-black, with a thin dark tan head. The nose is tar, liquorice, coconut, roasted malt and charcoal. The taste is coconut, roasted malt, coffee, salted caramel, liquorice, toffee and dark chocolate, with a warming finish. Full body (coats your mouth) and fine carbonation, with a thick, oily mouth-feel. Well balanced and surprisngly smooth. Good stuff indeed.
Abio (1682) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glad I could taste this one. Good roasted cofee and chocolate, with a nice fruity sweetness combined together. Misses a head and some carbonation, but besides that, very decent.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a huge and beatiful reddish brown head - lots of lacings. The aroma is a bit on the weak side, but does give some impression of roasted malts, caffe latte and spices. The flavour starts moderately sweet and goes into a nice bitterness with liqourice in the end. A well crafted brew.
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet. Huge brown head with awesome duration. Color is black. Watching this beer in a glass is pure art! Aroma and taste are rich licorice, roast malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and hops. Full bodied and soft carbonated. Excellent beer!
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Dry and woody flavor. Some licorice notes. Average long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.
Habanero (3002) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized, lasting, tan head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted malts, chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavor with slightly roasted malts chocolate, vanilla, dark fuit and hoppy notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation and oily texture. Ends up more dry with atiny bitterness. An excellent brew.★★★★