esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, black in glass, thick creamy tanned head. Aroma has roasted barley, grain, yeasts, smoke and tar. Taste is dominated by smoke, caramel and coffee. Good malty body, but not much sweetness to find. Feel is a bit oily, works good with the smoky taste. Finish is actually quite bnitter. Itís a combo of hop and malt bitterness.
JanLaursen (2492) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a porter, with its almost black color (64 EBC) and its dark brown foam. Smells like a few other brews from Haandbryggeriet - as they have cultivated their own yeast strainl: Apricot, malt, cereals, candy, spice rack and something I can not describe as anything other than "skunk" - a distinctive, wet and hemp-like aroma. The taste is complex and strong, fills the mouth with dried bright fruit, licorice and "skunk". A very fizzy carbonated beer, whose intensity and sheer size is almost too much. Half a litre is definitely too big a portion for me, anyway. This is a beer to share, and not just for grief.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biege large head medium to strong carbonation very dark brown pour aroma nice grain touch wheat chocolate coffee vanilla rich malts yeast goodness flavour nearly like a good stout but vanilla creamy chocolate rich liccorice yeast and wheat smoothness mild bitter grainy corn sweetness finish rich malts grain smoothness vanilla mild bitter refreshing aftertaste lovely ale
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Batch 283, bottled 07.06.10. Black drink, just like stout. Smells also very much stout like. Way too much fizz, too bad first taste went wrong because of it. Very malty and quite sour after taste. Somewhat metallic. I too much smaller second sip and got smoky and sweet aromas a side with previous. This has quite rich aroma going on, but palate really sucks.
anders37 (14730) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.
maneliquor (2250) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a deep brown with a small, frothy tan head. Aroma is very mocha-like with a touch of spice and honey. Wood plays a large role in the taste. Add to that some chocolate, raisins, milky kahlua? Was expecting better after some of the reviews. Not very exciting but solid. Upon opening this beer, a coffee coloured, milky substance splashed on the table and it gushed a little bit. May have a had a bottle on itís way out ? Not sure but it seems the reviews show this beer is better than the one I had so will re-rate at some stage
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark ruby brown with a creamy tan head. Roasty chocolate aromas with some spice, plenty of licorice and some sherry booze. Flavours are similar - chocolate/carob roast, followed by licorice, raw spruce wood and a hint of spice to finish. Some fairly murky flavours in there too - yeasty meatiness and some woody astringency in the finish. Overall a nice beer, just a little flabby around the edges.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is rum, kahlua, very chocolate milk heavy. Flavor is roughly similar: kahlua, chocolate, licorice, peat. Texture is oily. Better than I expected.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a near black in the glass with a powerful, brown, thick head. Looks like a serious porter. Aroma is heavy tiramisu, melaga gelato, rum soaked lady fingers. Actually a very similar rich, spicy, Kahlua and Baileys aroma that I get from Odinís Tipple. But this one is even better: mace, cinnamon, maple candies, and smoke comes through. It is just an unbelievably good aroma. Taste is oily chocolate, spices, rum raisin, tiramisu, and just extending the beauty of the aroma. Palate is soft and beautiful: rich and oily, sharp alcohol and pillowy carbonation. Whoa.
Palme (2688) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. Pours a dark brown unclear body with a nice red hue and a creamy, lasting fingersized beige head. Some sour aromas, sour berries perhaps, definitely some junipers in there along with some chocolate hints, some spiciness and herbs, vague notes of asparagus and perhaps a bit soapy. Nice nose. Good lively carbonation and medium bodied. Tastes first quite stingy from some herbs - or is it junipers? and a decent amount of licorice. Tastes malty, quite different and original. Slightly dark-sweet and syrup-sticky with a strong bitter, grassy, dry and hoppy finish. Big, different and complex flavors but it works in some strange way.