AshtonMcCobb (2544) - Edinburgh, - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle thanks to onkelgobber. Pours opaque black and sticky with a gorgeous big crema. The nose has fresh strawberries and biscuits - maybe jammy dodgers.There’s also dare I say it, a cough medicine note or something herby. Eventually, as you go down the bottle, it’s giving a smokey/charcoal note at the end. The taste has savoury, maybe even meaty, then leading into toffee and nuts, it’s praline! If I’m being picky, it’s a bit cloying but with the richness in the body and the texture it’s not going to be clean, but good length all the same. Overall, an excellent multi-dimensional beer.
MPA (798) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aged for a couple of years in my cellar. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, prunes, cocoa, coffee and dark roasted malts. Think palate with a flavour of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa and dark fruit. Sweetness is wrapped with malty, bitter notes reminding of coffee beans. Very solid and powerful flavour. I really like this a lot.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Fully black body with a beautiful brown head. Roasted aroma with dark chocolate, ash, leather and earthy hops. Taste is light peat/smoked wood, dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, licorice and a light grass note. Good dry and warm mouthfeel, thick body, roasty finish with ash and leather. This is some good stuff!
Idiosynkrasie (3805) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, dark brown head. Intense, sweetish, dark malty aroma has a nuttily touch, notes of treacle, molasses, vanilla infused chocolate (ice) cream, liquorice, a touch of lovage. Taste is initially dry, roasty dark malty, finds its way over tarmac and shoe polish to woody and smoky, a moderately sweet liquorice basis is present throughout; some warming alcohol in the finish. Oily texture, sticky palate.
Valgreen (657) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Home. Black, medium tan head, some lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, smoke, liquorice. Taste, roasted malts, smoke, liquorice, coffee, dark fruits. Really nice.
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Black with a huge thick dark brown head and little lacing. Aroma is an interesting mix of vinous notes, roasted malt, liquorice and dark chocolate hints of smoke. Taste is also of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vinous/fruity notes, light smoked and light bitterness. Medium/full body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly vinous mouthfeel. Light alcohol warming in the finish. Interesting because it’s not a sweetness bomb and there’s a nice balance between the vinous and roasty presence. Quite tasty.
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Haand 2014
Pitch black, brown dense head. Smell of tar, roast, smoke, coffee and harbour. Moderate sweet, more tar, smoke, roast and coffee; quite heavy flavor palate. Very oily texture, moderate bitter finish. Excellent stuff
Vighals (1152) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med minimalt lys brunt skum. Brent kaffe, mørk sjokolade og vaniljelukt. salt lakris, mørk sjokolade og kaffesmak. Salt bitter avslutning.
TET (1643) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pitch black beer with a beautiful, dense, big and dark brown head. The nose is powerfull, lots of salt liquirice, liquirice, roastiness, some smoke and also hint of sweet fruitness. The great and intensive aroma. Taste of salt liquirice, chocolate, roastiness, lots of balanced sweetness, some coffee. Full bodied, smooth and pleasant to drink, slightly sticky end. Tastefull beer, easy to drink. Great.
martin00sr (637) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with minimal beige head. Aroma is smoky, roasted, vinous. Complex flavour: espresso bitterness at first, then a little dried fruit, malt, chocolate and smoke. Warming alcohol finish, slightly boozy and dry. Good stuff.
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 15.01.2014, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Small slightly brown shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly oaky sour-ish, unripe banana, dark sugar, dark malts, alcohol, chocolate, coffee. Taste is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, sour coffee, cocoa, caramel, dark sugar, oak, grass, alcohol, butterscotch, malt candy, hay. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.