ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black with a light brown creamy foam. Burnt aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and hay. Burnt and ligtly acidic flavour of dark chocolate, ryebread, salt and hay. Kong burnt aftertaste of cocoa-powder and notes of hay.
Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge brown creamy head that mostly lasted. Dark mahogany color. Good lacing. First thing that I detective was light floral, then berrys and light vinious notes. Mouth feel revieled notes of burned, brown sugar and light notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorish. Medium to full bodied with a flat carbonation and a slightlyg dry texture. Flavour was moderated sweet malt with light bitter notes. Nice linguering sweet finish. Excellent Stout.
MiP (12865) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Frederikshavn øl- og vinfestival 07. Sweet liquorice aroma. Almost black colour, very small head. OK roasted flavour with some spicy liquorice. Not too powerful, but OK. The aftertaste is a little fruity which I find a bit strange in this beer.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, nice creamy brown head. Hoppy roasted aroma with some tar and cocoa. Flavor from cocoa, licorice, hops and fruit. Bitter coffee finish.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with deep subtle red hues, tall, well retained medium brown head, spotty lacing. Looks like a glass of dirty quicksand. Semi sweet aroma of cocoa powder, roasted malts, rye, grainy wheat and not yet ripened oranges. Flavor is stupendous, complex notes of bready chocolate and roasted malts, lesser rye and wheat grains, citrus fruits and anise in moderation. Finishes grainy but incredibly complex, so smooth. Palate is light to medium and mildly warming, moderately acidic, very creamy. Coffee bitterness lingers. One-of-a-kind and very enjoyable and balanced.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet chocolate and roasted malt nose, dark murky black, foamy tan head. Licorice notes in the middle of a heavy dark malt body. Dry end. Medium body and well-balance. Very nice.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark colour and an ok brown head. Relativly hobby/fruity aroma with notes of sweet oranges and not too much roastyness. Pretty balanced flavor with alot more hobby bitterness than a regular stout, not too heavy.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour, decent tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some fruitiness. Smooth flavour of well roasted malt, good sweetness, fruity, coffee and chocolate. Bitter roasty finish.
Rune (6954) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (bryg 11). Brown-yellow body under a rustic foamy head. Burnt dark malty smell. Lots of roastiness in taste related to grains, dark chocolate and coffee - and a brush of liquorice. Nice bitter ending (14.01.2007).
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours black with short lasting head. Aroma is roasted malts, sweetness and alcohol I sense some Cascade aroma hops. Taste is first the roasted malts,followed by sweetness and fruity hops which turns into a light bitterness. Hard to make out any of the 4 grains. Good porter, well balanced.