esp0r (2625) - NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a cottage near Blokhus, summer 2012
Pours black with a smooth small brown head. The look is just amazing! Smells of caramel, coffee, roasted malts and hints of liquorice. Heavy sweet, quite dry, roast and toast, coffee, some smoke and tar. Heavy bitter, asfalt and earth. Full body, very oily texture, soft carbonation. A very nice IS, very dark flavors and aroma, a beer that please my palate
Gurthnar (4485) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2012 Grand tasting. Dark brown, almost black colour. Aroma peat, roasted, smoke, caramel. Taste a bit sharp, ashy, light heavy bitter, light heavy sweet, almost medium tartness. Finish rather dry, tart, good beer.
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG 2012 Grand Tasting. Almost black color with medium beige head.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Sweet taste with chocolate, dark berries, coffee,roasted malt, vanilla Nice dry bitter finish. Nice.
rosenbergh (9685) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Batch #300. From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Pitch black colour with small brown head.
Very dry aroma of ash, dark roasted malt and touhc of anise.
Flavour is super balanced and rich. There’s roasted malt, liquorice, ash and mild spicyness.
As a 10% brew there’s no signs of alcohol. Well... it’s making this beer but still it’s well hidden. Extremely balanced.
mjs (6023) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20120721) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice and hops. Palate was full bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, ash, dark chocolate, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had roasted malts, liquorice and bitterness. A very well balanced brew and alchol was well hidden. A good example of skillful brewing.
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl bottle.
Pitch black with a rather big, brown three finger head that settles quickly, leaving nice lacings on the glass.
The aroma is very balanced and full. Brown sugar, syrup and plenty of dried dark fruits(figs, dates, prunes and the works...).
Roasty and sweet, but never too much. Again, balanced.
Almost don´t want to finish this glass, as I´d rather keep smelling it! Loving this...
Damn near perfect aroma in my book!
Looks and tastes almost as good as it looks...
Where can I get more?
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Havnens Vin & Tobakhus, Vejle
Black color with brown creamy head. Roasted malt aroma, and coffee, initially; with semi-pungent spices (maybe ginger and cinnamon), followed by some cardboard; clumsy, it feels like 7-eleven while waiting for the train in the night. Good body strength; the flavor is a very good mix of dark chocolate and roasted malt, with a good share of liquorice, while the spices are fairly covered, therefore less evident and more pleasant, although some cinnamon tries to stick out; good balance.
Very good, but I’m not excited by this usage of spices.
Blairgus (3886) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 June 2012, bottle lack and looks a bit thin. Nose is meaty and soy sauce without the salt. Thin body and almost flat. Faintly meaty, slightly sweet (not salty) soy sauce, and a very dark chocolate finish.
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AshtonMcCobb (4831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a lovely crema head. The nose has a smokey, salty and savoury - in fact totally umami. The taste has serious tar and salty liquorice. The palate is rich in structure with a gorgeous creamy and tangy with a long creamy and tangy finish. Overall, a stunning beer of individual personality.
visionthing (4385) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian. Pours black with a beige head. Very christmassy aromas in this one. Malty aroma with christmas spices, chocolate and dried dark fruits. Full body. Sweet and choclaty with spicy and slightly hoppy finish. (2012-06-16)