rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black in colour. Light bodied and oily with notes of chocolate, tar and seaweed. Nicely salty. No bitterness.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprising. Seaweed? Not really. Opaque black with weak, medium tan head. The surprise was the aroma of chocolate and coffee. Rich and robust. Not at all what I expected from an ale, especially one with seaweed in the name. Quite good.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker in colour with just a tiny tan head. The nose is malty with just a hint of... what is that.... grain? Maybe? The taste is smoothe and somehwat bitter with some malts. Let me say tho, seaweed... I was just a little worried.
FormatKid (7) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle with an interesting history on it. It pours out an extremely dark shade of brown, almost black. Small creamy white head diminishes quickly with no real sign of lacing. Scent is very porter-like with coffee and bitter chocolate tones, a faint saltiness is evident in the nose as well. It possesses a very full rich flavor. Slightly astringent. Led by flat bitterness which transitions into a thin dark coffee flavor. A briny, saltiness makes in appearance in the middle followed by the final earthy pangs of bitter hops in the finish. Carbonation is mild. I enjoyed this one.
RichardGretton (4364) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flat looking porter like appearance with a dense wheat like aroma and a dry floury flavour. Overall quite a flat and disappointing beer.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Dark brown coloured. Beige lasting head. Coffee, roastyness and chocolate in the aroma. Coffee and cocoa in the flavour. Nice bitterness in the end, that has an edge of seaweed to it. Nice one.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost black in color. Roasted coffee overtones with choclate undertones. Not really bitter at all, but still enjoyable. When it warms the seaweed flavor can be found in the after taste.
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark brown colour with a nice slightly brown tainted head, roasted coffeish and herbal aroma, smooth and rather light-bodied, the finish is dry, earthy and moderately bitter - balanced and interesting
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour dark brown with tan head, some lacing.aroma is sweet, chocolate mouth feel is smooth.tasted of chocolate and a little like raisins. finish was a little metallic and dry in a good way.enjoyed this I am glad it didn’t taste like the sea shore smells
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Medium tan head. Aroma is choclately. A medium bodied traditional ale. Malts are roasty and choclately. No hop flavors, they are there (I guess) but are very mild. Mostly it malt and musk. Very smooth tasting. There is seaweed added to the mash tun, but if its there I can’t taste any. Taste is more like a robust porter or stout. Nice clean dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of bitter aftertaste after the aftertaste.