swoopjones (4325) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. darker brown pour, peat, smoke, chicory, earthy in the aroma. Taste was earthy, smoke, chocolate malts, peat. Quite flavorful. Interesting, drinkable & a beer to savor & enjoy the multitudes of flavor & uniqueness
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark walnut brown with creamy tan coloured head. Head falls away leaving just the smallest skin on top of the beer. Aromas are quite sweet. Lots of spice, honey and liquorice. Plenty of yeast character shows through also. Flavours are quite medicinal. Sweetish up front the finish is fruity sweet. Medium mouth feel. Interesting
JoeMcPhee (7671) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown-black pour. The nose is quite spicy with a bit of soft coriander and some sweet licorice. Lightly berryish fruit along with some black currant. Pummy and a little bit chewy. A fairly estery yeast profile backing some sweet malt. It’s kind of dubbelish. A little bit of light phenolics on the back.
trapez (1443) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Dark brown colour with light brown head. Malt flavour well spiced and a nice mix of sweetness from caramel and chocolate and discrete hops bitterness.
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt, roasted grain, cocoa, caramel. Fine spicy flavour, there is a nice dry balance that is more spicy than hoppy. Some ashed and soot, too. Interesting - and good.
Pinball (9727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark brown, smooth light brown head.
dusty caramelly aroma. dry caramel, faint brown-cookie spices.
flavor is roasted grains, faint brown-cookie spices, faint licorice like flavor. Taste is sort of like a spiced porter, or a mix between a porter and a christmas brew. The bitterness is more spicy than hoppy.
I poured only a small glass from the bottle. some more beer came out by itself after a while. beware.. Strange beer, traditional recipe acc. to bottle.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Úr einari flösku.Deeep dark brown colour, steady brownish head, nice. Pleasant aroma of sweet dark malts with some chocolate. Good filling mouthfeel. Pleasant flavour indeed: roasty malt, sweet roasty caramel, pleasant chocolate, liqourice, bit spice, Nice indeed!
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this 2 weeks before getting engaged.. See the irony there? ;-)
On the nose, and really through the whole beer, there is a sweet malt profile, with layers of coffee beans, yeast and toast. It got a decent body, but alittle thin in the finish. The licorice in the end is yummy.
mile (2156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate roasted malty and sweetish, some licorice and faint notes of spices. Body is average, in the flavor there is some roasted malt with wood and ash, faint notes of licorice. Finish is average, dryish, roasted malt. OK dryish strong ale, nice roasted aroma/flavor, body is a bit weak.
Borresteijn (3681) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost black colour, light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa powder, chocolate, light sweet berries, spices. Flavour is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee roast, berries, some spices, vanilla, light bitter roasted finish with caramel. Medium bodied. A bit too sweet to be really great imo, but very tasty.