tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBF. Pours pitch black with a small brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is dry, fruity, peaty, smoked and roasted malts. Flavor is acidy, tart, peaty, pungeant, sourish and mellow. Finishes tart bitter and fruity.
Mad_Ferret (639) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 3 Små Rum. Pitch black with a short brown head. Some lacings.
Roasted and a bit smoky aroma with espresso, chocolate, a pinch of dark fruit and wood.
Taste is sweet and rich with lots of smoky roasted malt and a lovely intense espresso and chocolate note. Some fruit and wood also here.
Medium to fullbodied, low carbonation. Tasty!
daje (2047) - NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Schouskjelleren shared with esp0r.
Black color with big frothy brown head. Aroma of licorice, spices, chocolate and coffee. Taste is same with an element of smoke. Full oily body with a big bitter finish
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Schoukjelleren shared with Daje. Black, creamy espressh head. Smells of liquorice, coffee, roasted malts. Taste of tar, smoke, liquorice and some coffee. Malts too. Feel is very oily, almost as tar. Finish is very hoppy and bitter. Also some malt bitterness. A very good and goodlooking beer.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl into Rochefort glass...Dark black with a light tan head, not much retention, ok lacing...The super malty pour with sweet chocolate some coffee and smokey backbone. The smoke has an ash and light pork bite to it...The taste is dominated by the smoke but its a cigarette ashy smoke not smoke that has nice pork accents. The ash almost makes it a little difficult to drink. There is some light chocolate to start but the middle, and especially finish are chalky and ash.
This is too ashy to drink, unless you are a smoker probably not for you.
jfb (3705) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a huge frothy brown head. aroma of acrid toasted malts, coffee and light herbal hops, with a touch of paint thinner, quite harsh. flavour is quite smoky, with some smoother notes of toasted malts and coffee, light alcohol and a touch of rose pettles. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
Countbeer (4325) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks to Fonefan.
Very nice vast brown foamy head with a black beer beneath the foamy covering.
Smell tar, carbon dioxide, burnt malts, smoke and a hint of some dark ingredients like dark spices and earth.
Taste is a full bodied mix of tar, smoke, espresso, earth, burnt wood, coal, bitter. All in all a dark black tasting beer with uber dark ingredients.
Full bitter grassy coffee aftertaste. Low carbo, full body and soft, almost silky, mouthfeel.
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, smoke and ashy. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted finish. Smooth and soft. 150210
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of dark fruits with roasted malts, bitter notes and chocolate. The taste of roasted malt, with chocolate, dark fruits and hints of soy sauce. The aftertaste is dry bitter with traces of sweet.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, light smoke, leather, and hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter and has a long finish with notes of peated malt. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.