hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Pours thick and black with a small, brief, beige head. The aroma features fudge among a lot of weird, sweet, marmalade-like notes. Full-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor features burnt, bitter charcoal, accompanied by only a whisper of Grand Marnier. Finishes with acrid, carbonic, burnt and bitter unpleasantness. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
neongolden (847) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(375ml bottle from MIkkeller & Friends Bottle Shop) Pours pitch black with a tiny ring of dark tan bubbles and no lace. Aroma has a core of rich dark roasted malts and chocolate, a little praline, some candied orange peel, orange liqueur overtones with attendant oak, very light liquorice. Palate is sweet, bright and fruity despite a fairly rich underlying roasted malt base. There is cocoa, praline, orange peel, floral notes, leathery oak building in the middle and orange liqueur making itself clear. Some smoky, ashy sort of roast and liquorice as well. Some alcoholic hints, but more barrel than heat. Medium bodied with average carb, it’s an elegant stout rather than a really mega-rich one, despite a good malt core. The integration of malt, fruit addition and barrels is really lovely though.
Hansen (7809) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black coloured and with a light-brown head, lasting. Sweet, roasted aroma, with delicate notes of orange and vanilla.
EHSRanders (1892) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with virtually no head. aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor. Creamy palate.
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice vanilla notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class well balanced beer.
umich03jm (2902) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is awesome. Orange candy, chocolate, dark fruit, and oak. Taste a little sweet up front but gets a little bitter and dry in the finish. Lots orange and chocolate throughout. Light booze in the finish. Solid but comes off a little artificial sometimes. Like chocolate covered orange pez.
ctipping (365) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewd 4/21/2014.
Very inky black. Impenetrably dark. Small khaki head. Wispy surface.
Intense roasted malt aroma. Oak. Lots of both. Not an intense amount of citrus, but it’s there.
Taste is also intensely roasty. Bright orange flavor. Gets extremely oaky without any abatement in the roast. Dry ashy finish. Funny fruity finish.
Abrasive. Very bitter. Very roasty. Medium body.
It’s a shame. The concept seemed so good and the original beer was so good, but this isn’t working so well.
omhper (21769) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black, minimal head. Aroma of chocolate and orange. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Soothingly creamy with chocolate and licorice. Orange blossom. Mild and rich.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted chocolate licorice oranges Woody aroma. Roasted chocolate oranges coffee licorice citrus Woody flavour with cointreu notes. Lovely :-)
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split two ways. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Nose has some pleasant orange notes, roast and licorice. Taste has roast, some licorice, cocoa with some light hints of orange filled pralines. Very good!