Rastacouere (6042) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, The Rover, Göteborg Pretty black pour, interesting tan head. Chocolate chips, rather powdery malt nose with a certain syrupy aspect to it. It got a pleasant toastiness above the roast and bears a fun underlying fruitiness (mostly grapes). Everything well placed, nothing exceptional. In mouth, it comes across rather fizzy, perhaps it was ont so from the tap. Geared towards chocolate, floury notes, but the sharp carbonation cuts the development short really and leaves us feeling sorry for the potential cereal suggestions that we felt coming. It has a default, but is otherwise a fine beer.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottle (was leaking just a bit when it arrived from Sweden)... Pitch black with a huge, rocky, beige head. Excellent retention. The wonderful aroma is a swirl of rich chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Lightly oxidized with notes of paperboard, but overall the nose was too great to penalize for a small leak. Chocolate, charcoal flavor. Medium bitter with just a hint of acidity. Medium-bodied and astringent with spritzy carbonation. Lengthy, burnt, bitter, chocolaty finish. Thanks a million to marsiblursi for shipping this bottle stateside!
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Citric paint aroma. Black colour, small brown head. Nice thick mouthfeel. The flavour is citric in much the same way as their other beers, but the flavour here is good. Very late roasted coffee flavour. OK level of alcohol. Roast barley bitterness in the aftertaste.
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2006. Black color with thick foamy head. Apple, coffee and acetone in the aroma. Sweetish and thick palate with roasted flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and rye. Light bitterness. Finishes sweet, roasted and vinous. The aroma is a bit off but this is still a decent tropical-type stout.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 10/27/2006
33 cl bottle at The Rover, Göteborg.
Dark brown to black color, big creamy brown head. A bit thin scent, chocolate and acid, a bit fruity scent. Lots of coffee and burnt flavor, turns a tiny bit acid but also some alcohol. Normal bitterness and full mouthfeel.
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
BB April 2011, from Systembolaget in Västerås. Marked 7.0% ABV
Black color, fluffy light brown head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, salty, alcohol, green peppers, somewhat phenolic scent. Smooth, acidic, roasted malt, salty, alcohol taste. Roasted and coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol.
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
Bottle from 2006-ish, thanks to a friend
Black color, small tan head. Dusty, malty, cocoa, blueberry scent, some alcohol. Dusty, vinous, milk, salty, wet stone taste. Warming alcohol and somewhat malty aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". I had a "galopp" size. On November 25, 2012.
2007 version the pub stated.
Very dark reddish brown to black color, cocoa colored light brown head. Malty, grainy, mineral, spicy scent. Malty, roasted, chocolate, grainy taste. Grainy and chocolate aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness that finishes dry.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draught SBWF, Stockholm]
Dark brown colour-lmost black, with a dark yellow-ish head. Juniper and (Pioneer, Goldings?) hops in aroma. Full, sweetish, salty flavour with lots of residual sugars. Big on phenols, not that that is bad here. Very creamy body. Good bitterness. A few months ageing and this becomes wonderful!
larsniclas (4981) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Sampled at SBF -06]
Almost black. Large, creamy head.
Fullbodied. Salty and sweet, soft and smooth, chocolate and milk.Late bitterness.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours black with a big nougat coloured head. Peppery. Salty liquorice and cocoa aroma with notes of dark fruit. Fresh, roasted and light burned. Surprisingly sweet taste. Roasted and light burned flavour but still smooth. Sweet liquorice with some salty notes. Hints of rum/raisin. Good balance.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, named Prototyp X at festival (not Y), but will be renamed (I suggested Kungen or Kejsaren).
Almost opaque black, decent tan head. Cold coffee, faint note of vegetables or herbs. Roasted, dark toasted malts, very soft mouthfeel. Toasted, light aftertaste. Balanced and wellmade impy.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Black opaque colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, bready and chocolateish. Flavour is very smooth coffee and milk along with roasted malts, alcohol and caramel. Wellbalanced and totally kickass! One of my definitive favourites at the SBWF 2006.