TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml (Cosmic Comic Cafe, batch 297, brygget 300610)
Dark opaque brown color, not much head. Aroma has cocoa, coffee beans, toasted malts, light vegetably notes, alcohol and caramel. Medium to full bodied. First sip: certainly a Norse beer - yeast profile is similar to Nogne O’s dark strong beers! Licorice, coffee (and vegtables which comes along with them), roasted malts leading to quite sweetish finish. Palate is very smooth, a bit powdery (!). This is quite delicious dessert beer. With Dark Force the best Haandbryggeriet beer so far!
Rasmus40 (14239) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Sweet and bitter finish with warming alcohol. Smooth. 270511
brokensail (13605) - Orange County, 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. There’s 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.
Koelschtrinker (13082) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Würzig schokoladenmalziger Start, Bitterschokolade, sehr würzig, rund. Weiterhin schokolasdige Aromen, minimal stechender Alkohol. 11/12/12/12//12
chrisv10 (12954) - 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.
gunnfryd (12610) - 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 (12577) - 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.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50cl bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, light ash, caramel, and soy sauce. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, wood, herbs, and some caramel with a bitter finish.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50cl bottle) Black body atop small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, caramel, some burnt/tar. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, some caramel, burnt/tar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, low carbonation, nice sipping beer.
Tmoney99 (12040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. A standout brew.