Cuso (4965) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from trade with OleR,many thanks. Almost black colored beer with small espresso brown color. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla. Taste, dark malt, caramel, overlapped with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Extremely tasty Imperial Stout.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark-brown to black pour. Medium brown foamy head with great lacing.
Full mouthfeel, slightly slick.
Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, sandalwood in the nose.
Huge roasty malt. Sweet up front with a tangy, sour finish. Nice hint of alcohol warmth.
A great beer made better by barrel aging. I'll certainly seek out more of this and hope I can find a couple more bottles.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
Simonsen (702) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Haandfestivalen2013. Svart farge, uten skum, lavt karbonert. Oljeaktig viskositet. Mørk malt, tjære, kaffe, lakris. En fortreffelig , mørk øl
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet roasted malts. Huge dark malts. Wonderful burnt malts and huge sticky flavors. Keeps in your mouth for a while.
TyggaBrown (416) - NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic and really black and heavy beer from this norwegian craft brewery! The taste is filled with sweetness and coffee and all the flavours you think of when sipping to your beer in front of the fireplace. Well-balanced, a bit bitter, and hints of smoke.
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle at Haand Festival 2013
Pitch black, dark brown head. Smells of dark dark malts, coffee, liquorice, oak and roast. Medium sweet, very roasty, nice malt flavors, coffee and oak, more hints of liquorice, medium bitter finish. The time on oak has sure made this beer special. The texture is like motor oil (or somethin, i haven’t tasted motor oil), the oak works very nice with the heavy malts and the wild yeast. Totally just an exquisite beer experience
jesperhammer (3034) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
29-JUN-2013, bottle @Yespr tasting.
Black and dense looking with low light brown head.
Restrained, malty aroma with roasted notes of sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted, peppar, oak, chocolate. Sweet. Quite tart. Full body, soft carbonation. Fine stout.
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Haand 2013. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oak, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Flavour is oak, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.
KnutAlbert (6227) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely oakiness adding an extra dimension to what is already an outstanding beer. Strong malty sweetness, dryness that is the sum of hops and wood melting toghether, vanilla and oakiness that lasts a long time. Very enjoyable.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Øltorget, march 8th 2013. All black with a small brown head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, roasted malt, oak. Taste is sweet chocolate malty, coffee, light vanilla and alcohol notes, great complex taste, with a dry hoppy palate. Aftertaste of roast and dark chocolate. An excellent beer!