Sigmund (4187) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle, RBNAG 2011. Black colour, tan head. Nice roasty aroma with notes of sweet malts, hints of cigarbox and liquorice. Roasty flavour, nice moderate sweetness, coffee notes, hints of liquorice, decent hops. A pleasant surprise from Spain!
abemorsten (1868) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Murky, deep brown with a creamy, light brown film. Roasted and pickled notes and dried fruits on the nose. Acidic, with all of the aromas intact. Medium to full body and a dry tongue. Not sure whether the acidic flavor base was intentional, but I quite liked it.
gunnar (3591) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of red ripe fruits, malts and yeast. Taste is sweet red berries, fruity and sweet, not bad at all.
espenra (764) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Pitch black colour. Aroma is fresh and hoppy. Tropical fruits. Sweet malts and sugar as well. Flavour is bittersweet. Hops and tropical aromas, but also sweet malts and sugar. Medium long aftertaste.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber witham off-white head. Aroma of malt yeast, fruitines and caramel. Flavor is sweet chocolate with some hay and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich super sweet aroma. Hmm. Thankfully the flavor isn’t as sweet as the aroma but it’s definitely rich and full of chocolate notes. Chewy at times. Pretty good.
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with beige head, not very persistent. Aroma to chocolate and coffee. Medium sweetness and some coffee taste. Moderate body with a little bit carbonation. Not very hopped in the aftertaste. Any way one of the best dark beer brewed for a microbrew in Spain.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... light black body with a thick tan head, good looking... sweet nose of molasses and vanilla, but also some roast and almonds, smells good, but I can tell this beer is going to be thin... the taste is a bit more muted than the nose, vanilla with light roasted coffe, a bit of cocoa nibs... mouthfeel is bad, thin and way overcarbonated..solid
3fourths (6954) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
chewy and a bit syrupy, caramel-like with roast and heavy chocolate malt but overdone syrupiness/chewiness/flabbiness. mild chocolate syrup and semi-sweet wood notes with mild to medium black patent char/soy.
nimbleprop (3004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz pour at Max’s Rare and Obscure Beer Week Part 4. Pours a watery, translucent, almost black with a thin, eggshell head. Nose is sweet, sugary, almost like an under baked batch of cookies. Flavor is malty, sweet, an artificial chocolate flavor like Tootsie rolls. Something is just a bit off. Medium bodied, sweet finish.