rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. BB 04/07/2019. (Systembolaget) Malmö, Sweden.
Pitch black colour with tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, sweetness, wine, mild bitterness and toffee in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt, brown sugary sweetness, whiskey-like sweetness, some bitterness, vanilla, wood, wine and some warming alcohol.
Rich and tasty brew. Alcohol rather well hidden.
Finn (6284) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Beksvart. Høyt mokkafarget skum som varer lenge og etterlate filigranser. God sjokoladearoma med et litt søtlig preg. Oljeaktig konsistens. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken velbalansert. Litt søt frukt med en antydning til rom i bakgrunnen. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Alkoholen er farlig godt gjemt.
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very complex, rich taste, coffee beans, chocolate, cocoa, rum, wood (?), vanilla. The high ABV burns a bit in the finish, but otherwise very well balanced. (2009-08-18)
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a completly black colour with a tan head. Aroma of oak, rum and maybe som vanilla. Flavour is much like the aroma, it also brings some roasted malts, dark fruits and coffee. Really good balanced. Fantastic beer
TEJA (2369) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Long lasting brown head. Almost totaly black color. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and some coffey. Coffey taste and small to medium bitterness. Big residual sweetness and in the finnish a fine bitterness.
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - DEC 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pump @ harvest. It pours dark with a great beige head on top. Liquorice, cocoa, coffee and vanilla flavors. Very sweet but well balanced. A great stout!
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Black color with nice light brown head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste of coffee, chocolate, rum. Little hint of alcohol. Nice strong stout.
Palme (4084) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Yupp, this is a black one, and it has an impressive looking big espresso-chocolate brown head. Lovely aroma with chocolate, burned woodwork, stingy hops, sweet fresh baked brownies, heavy roasted malts and sweet chocolate cake. There is also traces of vanilla and cocoa. Quite deep, complex and really nice. It’s somewhat on the sweet side this, but the roasted burned flavor compensate nicely. Small prickling carbonation level with a thick oily mouthfeel. Deep dark flavors here. I get bitter chocolate, woody rum, a strong sweetness with a herbal twitch. Also some thick sweet fudgey flavor in between here. Ends with a long dry and burned finish. Lots of things going on in this. A nice sipper that works great as a last-of-the-evening-beer. 17.11.2012
Erasmus_ro (2458) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 500ml bottle. Thanks bluus. Pours black with a small, richly dark mocha-colored head. Aroma is burnt sugar, chocolate, some coffee there as well. Roasted of course, light liquorice. Taste is roasted, chocolate, coffee, light sweet rum constantly hovering in the background. You can feel the alcohol, but fortunately no ethanol in the taste. Aftertaste is roasted and coffee with some dark chocolate in the background. Palate is full and smooth, not much carbonation.
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Pitch black colour. Inch-thick dark beige head, settling as a thin bubbly layer with a bit of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate/cocoa, dark rum, licorice. Full body, soft carbonation. Very sweet taste, balanced by a discreet acidity and a growing bitterness that becomes quite astringent in the finish. Worked well with a ’mocca flan’ dessert.