mjs (5185) - 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 (16395) - 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 (3162) - 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 (3760) - 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 (3524) - 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)
Arve_Christian (3854) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Õlbutikken, Købemhavn.
Black color, ok foam.
Notes of piney aromas & Christmas spices.
Full bodied & high complexity.
Countbeer (5242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big vast brown head, disappears slow and leaves a thick brown lacing over a pitch black colored beer.
Smell oatmeal, hint of manure, liquorice, roasted liquorice wood, some hops, stingy roasted grains, roasted barleys, crey coffee/espresso,
Taste is a mix of good bitter, liquorice, coal, crayon, roasted/burned malts, roasted liquorice wood, dark chocolate, espresso, light creamy and light sticky.
Aftertaste is bitter roasted liquorice wood, grass an some chocolate drenched hops.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, creamy sticky texture and a full body.
Good beer, would love to see this barrel aged.
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at DSG’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours an opaque brown to black with a nice brown to beige head, aroma of coffee, roast, white chocolate, caramel, flavor of wood, smoke, apple sourness, cork, coffee, hoppy bitterness, some cherry sourness, full bodied, very nice
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Una robust porter veramente impressionante! Tanto corpo, tanto cioccolato e una bella botta di caffé finale ad equilibrare il tutto.