KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Black. Dry cocoa nose. Bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Lovely flavour leaving a nioce mouth feel.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black pour, soft tan head. Smells soapy with hints of forest foliage in the back. A little smoked, more Dawn, disappointing.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber at Ryan’s. pours dark black red Hugh. Aroma is pepper, some soap, roasted malt, bleach. Taste is soap, dirt, mold.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, rye, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, rye, caramel, hops, and dark chocolate; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Surprised by this one - quite good.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours an onyx black body with a medium creamy beige head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, dark berries, pine, rye and hints of grass and sweet grains. Quite lovely actually, and there is something about this aroma that brings me back to the very first big stouts and porters I smelled, around the time I started to get really interested in beer. :-) Oh well, reminiscing aside: the taste is also rather nice: dark chocolate up front, then creamy licorice tones mixed with leather, fading into coffee, dry grass and hints of rye, herbs and mocha towards the finish. Full, creamy body, medium carbonation which fits perfectly to this kind of beer. The balance, both in aroma and taste, is as classic American craft stout as it is finely tuned. A real treat and a real surprise; this is by far the best beer I’ve tasted from both Hoppin’ Frog and Fanø. Maybe even combined. :-)
hallinghansen (2387) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mikkeller and friends. Black body with a small light brown head. Chocolate, rye, roasted malt, oak, oatmeal. Nice.
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TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraun, hellbrauner schaum. Röstiges aroma, leichte süsse von schokoladenmalz, feinherber nachklang.
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Ungstrup (30392) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A pitch black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, bread, citrusy hops, and caramel, leading to a dry roasted finish.
ej (977) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma is rich roasty; hints of tar and leather, with dark, bitter chocolate and notes of wood and liquorice. Taste of liquorice and burnt malts. Very dark, bitter chocolate and coffee. Dry and bitter finish.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Haakonm
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and rye. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long coffee, chocolate and roasted finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.