brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours black in color with a sizable tan head.
S: Rich notes of chocolate and roast with what seems to be oak. Thereís a fair amount of smoke to it as well as a light spice, seems like pepper. Molasses and just a hint of vanilla add some sweetness.
T: The flavor is much heavier on the smoke. A lot of roasted malt and dark chocolate with some hints of dark fruit and licorice. Espresso/coffee notes with a bit of earthiness to it.
M: Rather full bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: A bit smokey for me on the palate, but quite good otherwise.
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Festival, 2011. Pours black with a creamy white head and lacings. Ashes, roast, chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Dry and roasted end. Nice
chrisv10 (15512) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, bitter, chocolate and a little liquorice.
MiP (15296) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, Kō11. Good roasted aroma, also seems to have a little sweetness. Black colour, small stable dark brown head. The flavour is a bit sweet, but balanced by some alcohol and a bit of hops. Hop bite in the finish.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Pitch black - brown head. Burned. High malty. Lively hoppy. Nice bitterness. Vineous. Licorice. Coffee. Chocolate. Whiskey. Light smokey. Light ashes. Very classic - vey nice.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark scottish style ale. Hoppy to the point of sourness. Very dark pour. Interesting. Rated 4/13/10
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours jet black with a small ring of dark brown head. Dense aroma of whiskey, bittersweet dark cocoa, woody notes, licorice and a touch of espresso. Flavour is extremely rich, dense and complex, with layers upon layers of roasted malt, pure dark cocoa, wood and whiskey notes. Flavours linger on and on, finishing with licorice, wood and roasted malts. Palate is very oily and viscous. Outstanding brew from the Norwegians.
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Never seen anything this black! Totally opaque pitch black. Even the small head is dark brown. Really weird smell! Taste much softer than I expected based on appearance and smell. Interesting beer.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour witha brown head. Aroma is sweet, sourness, smoked, malt, hop, coffee, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, sour, caramel, hop, oak, licorice, fruit, coffee, alcohol, smoked. Powerful and complex beer.
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark black with a small dark tan head. Very nice aroma of smooth toasted malt and some dark fruit. Full bodied with frothy carbonation. Lots of flavor. Fruit and dark malt, but coffee seems to come forth in the end. Maybe a touch of prune. Finiishes heavy and malty.