OleR (4247) - Oslo, - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Body is jet black, with a fingerthick, brown foamy head on top. Burnt coffee and dark chocolate on the nose. A tart berry-ish sourness too, and a faint scent of pepper and alcohol. Strong malt body, heavily roasted with notes of coffee-ground, bitter chocolate and salty licorice. Underneath a fruity acidity, and a distintct note of lactic acids. Full-bodied. Smooth and creamy in the mouth. Malt-bitterness in the finish. A tasty and quite unusual one, but a tad too far on the sour side for my likings.
Gorm (96) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart farve med lite beige skum som forsvinner raskt. Smak av kaffe og sjokolade. God sÝdme og bitterhet i avslutningen. Vinmonopolet.
Cuso (2647) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from OleR, many thanks, sir. Black color with medium espresso colored head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, dark fruits, licorice, caramel. Taste, dark roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, licorice, caramel, syrup, wood. Strong alcoholic, coffee bitter finish. Very tasty beer.
DesertDevil (195) - Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, batch 507. Pours black as a moonless night with the darkest head Iíve ever seen and thick, oily lacing. Hefty nose of chocolate malts, blackstrap molasses, and charred oak. Rich malty taste of chocolate, some licorice, cinnamon, and a tiny, wild, woody, vinegar bite on the back end. Nice stout.
StoutHead (231) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge foamy dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and notes of licorice. Taste like aroma plus dark fruits, oak and alcohol. Lower side of fullbodied with perhaps a bit too much carbonation and an oily texture. Initially sweet but with a long smoky, bitter and slightly sour aftertaste. Tastes a lot better than it sounds though.
CarlJonas (134) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark, big brown hedtad. Complex aroma, dark chocolate, iron, smoke, alcohol, almonds and soy sauce. Taste of chocolate, soy sauce, more iron. Medium sweet, quite bitter, slight sour notes. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Weird, but not weird enough to make it interesting. Bit of a disappointment, faulty bottle?
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101120.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel, some licorice notes, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, mild caramel and licorice. Rich and complex. Very good.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5 bottle at cardinal. Black color with tanned head thats gone fast. Nose is roasted coffee, smokey, some fruit, alcohol and breakfastcoffee. Taste is chocolaty, cigarbox, dried plum and a nice alcoholpunch in the end
makromaniak (86) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a brown head. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with lots of laurel-liquorice and dried red fruit. Vinous and chocolate notes are present. Cool IRS.
morri (71) - NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big light brown head that fades quickly. Dark brown, almost black solid body. Aroma is sweet, with hints of wood, coffee and leather. Taste adds raisins and liquorice. The alcohol is really well hidden in this one.
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pours black with brown head similar to dark chocolate milk. Aromas of dark chocolate ice cream, light smoke, and heavily roasted malts. Rich flavors of roasted malts, dark fruit, brownies, and lingering bitter dark chocolate. 2012 vintage seems to be much better than previous year.