Benzai (6238) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle [from trade with Fonefan] @ home. Pitch black color, full sized medium brown head that lasts and leaves a fair lacing. Smell dark and roasted malts, earth, bitter, coffee. Taste dark and roasted malts, light to moderately coffee, hint of moccha, slightly earthy and medium bitterness, but mostly a balanced roastyness. Very nice! Bitter finish with a slight moccha and coffee hint guiding the roastyness. Medium to full carbonation, full body, medium oily texture. Ahh whatever ;) Just a great beer!
omhper (18746) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks fonefan! Very black, small head. Blueberry and licorice together sith salt and tar in the nose. Intense and full bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. More blueberries later, togather with tobacco and white pepper. Long salty bitterness. Solid, full flavoured and well made in every aspect.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33 cl, courtesy of Papsø, thanx. Thick and black brew with a nice creamy, mostly lasting dark brownish head. Aroma is dark : Dark sugar, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark fruits, dark rhum, licorice dark flowery hops, very enticing, layer upon layer of aroma. Flavor is deep and sweet, mellow roast, licorice, dark dries fruits, flowery hops, burned medium bitter malty finish and weightless aromatic hops on top of it all. Long lingering, dry finish. Well hidden alcohol.
gunnar (4733) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet, Ålborg. Pours pitch black with a huge frothy dark tanned head.Aroma is heavy roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. Taste is heavy liquorice, deep roasted malts and dark caramel, some coffee. Lingering sweet malty goodness paired with smooth liquorice, good enough for me.
jaghana (3433) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #2000. Bottle 33cl from Henrik Papsoe thanks a lot ! A dark and thick beer with huge brown head. Nose is intense on roasted and coffee notes. Aroma is very sweet, intense caramel and licorice note, dry grapes, creamy, dark coffee, floral notes such as violette, blackcurrant, mint and smoked touch. Peppery hops and slightly acrid at the finish. A well done beer, very tasty and creamy, alcohol is well hidden.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of malt, roasting, soy sauce, tar, burnt grain, burnt wood, and licorice. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes just like it smells, of malt, roasting, soy sauce, tar, burnt grain, burnt wood, and licorice. Medium body. Slick, creamy, texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, slightly bitter, malt, roasting, soy sauce, tar, burnt grain, burnt wood, and licorice finish is slightly dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
KingCecil (2028) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle......It pours pitch black with a large creamy thick long lasting tan head..... The aroma is hard roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate and coffee.....The flavor is hard roasted malt, dark fruits, Chocolate, coffee and licorice....... Full body.......very nice
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted male, dark fruit, vanilla, oak and light orange peal. Flavour is roasted malt, cold coffee, vanilla, oak, dark fruit, light orange and pale chocolate. Quite sticky. Really well balanced.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Würziger Beginn von Chilinoten und dunkelmalzigem Getreide. Mild, rund, glücklicherweise aber nicht zu mild. Herb, unscheinbar. Leider nur OK. /9/9/8//9
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Huge thanks René! Deep brown black appearance with a small brown head. Pretty sweet, somewhat fruity, sweet milk chocolate, light anise, light vanilla aroma. Tangy, anise, dark chocolate, somewhat roasty, lightly fruity, fairly spicy flavor. Fairly spicy aftertaste. Nice brew.