fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin, oily caramel brown head. Aroma heavily of roast, smoke, chocolate, dark roast coffee, burnt sugar, earth, iodine, spice, a hint of old dry wood and some spicy hops. Flavor is big roast, some sweet dark caramel, lots of chocolate, roasted nuts, hazelnut, hints of earth tobacco and licorice, earthy and spicy hops, fallen leaves and coffee. Medium to heavy body with a feel that is somewhere between, sticky, slick, creamy, dry and oily, it’s an interesting mouthfeel with a light, blanketing carbonation. Very impressive beer overall, the flavor and mouthfeel really sell it for me.
HenrikSoegaard (9763) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull chocolate flavor, Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.
Yorker (851) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, cocoa, and chocolate – with a slightly bitter finish.
kevnic2008 (6630) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks for this bottle to Beersiveknown. Pitch black color. Small size yellowish head, stays. Raisins, malty, bit of chocolate and licorice in aroma.
BoBoChamp (4719) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2011, from Voldby Købmandsgaard Hammel, complex sweet Porter, roasted/sweet and slightly smoked/spicy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at John Bull. It pours a black body and a dense finger thick tan head. The aroma has a nice molasses touch, with licorice, roasted malts and some bonfire. Lots of flavor, with molasses sweetness, licorice, salty hints, coffee and some alcohol. Roasted too. Some boozy hints. Full body, warming and with a gentle carbonation. Lasting finish with molasses and roasted almost burnt malts. Overall, a bit boozy, but very nice after all. 131124
allmyvinyl (1108) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Deep black pour, thick tan head. Coffee, chocolate, iron, cream, vanilla, cocoa, slight hint of booze on the aroma. Taste has a lovely roast bitterness, with some rich dark sweetness. Full bodied, creamy texture, loooong finish. Mmmm.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ John Bull Pub, Aalborg
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, alcohol and a slightly hint of metal. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a two finger tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Mellow chocolate nose and flavor is malty chocolate. Finish is bitter chocolate. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.49 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a light brown head. Rich malt and earth aroma. Malt and light caramel/toffee flavor. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel/toffee lingers with light earth. Very smooth.
Doghair (191) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with minimal foam. Aroma is dry bitter chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt and baking chocolate. Almost bitter. A little smokey with a long finish. Good beer but the flavor is more on the bitter side than I expected.