ej (515) - 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 (5541) - 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.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottlebit is a dark brown with a tan head the aroma is of chocolate. The taste is of dark chocolate with an aftertaste of chocolate
Iphonephan (2231) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a fine tan head. Surprisingly hoppy nose. Flavors of roasted malts, hints of chocolate and grain. Bitter finish.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via local trade. Pours a very deep brown with a tan head. Notes of bitter dark chocolate, earth, burnt toast, some rye and pepper, and even some earthy hops in here. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter mouthfeel. The bitter dark chocolate and earthy hops reminded me of the other collaboration imperial stout with Amager. I am not wild about either, but they aren’t bad.
laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ RIP camp
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, coffee notes and cocoa. Flavour is messy with hops, fruity notes, some cocoa and salty licorice. Quite unusual with all the hops, but somehow I like this.
lusikka (4997) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, salty licorice, soy sauce and dark chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, soy sauce, lactose, dark chocolate, some bitterness, honey-like sweetness, grapefruit and some mild but noticeable sourness. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a sweet, roasty, creamy finish. Not completely balanced, unfortunately, but still a nice beer.
tiong (2785) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle @ RIP Camp
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, rye, roastiness, fruity hops, syrup and coffee. Taste is a bit messy with mix of roastiness, sweet fruity notes, fruity hops, rye and berries. Finish is roasty and stingy fruity with notes of rye, berries, chocolate and syrup. Strange and quite unbalanced taste. Nowhere nearly as good as the Fanø’s version.
olio (4819) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ RIP Camp.
Pours jet black color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rye, some hops, caramel and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, rye, some oat, cocoa, roasted malts and resinous hops, faint vanilla and distant fruity notes also. Somewhat bitter malty palate. A bit messy, harsh taste.
mR_fr0g (1396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Opaque black and caramel pour with a greyish tan head. Nose is citrus lemon rind and soft roast. Prickly carbonation. Some tart berry, choc grapefruit and light roast. .