Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle bought at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen in May last year. Bubbly, tan coloured head partially resting atop of a body that is black as a moonless polar night. Fragile lacing on the glass. Extra score for the cool label design. Roasted cocoa and coffee hints to the nose. Smoked malts in a flavour profile that also brings liquorice, dark vanilla and rum sweetness offset by tart, dark berries towards the finish. Smooth on the swallow. Surprisingly easy to drink. A good start to the New Year (Tromsø, New Year’s Day 2010).
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is dark, black in color, and has no head. The smell is smoke, malts, coffee, and chocolate. The taste is sweet, malts, coffee, roasty, chocolate, and alcohol.
holdan (258) - USA - DEC 20, 2009
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
aroma; bread, coffee, toast, roasty
appearance: brown, almost like coca-cola, almost no head, more like the cream on coffé
taste; first sweet ends with heavy bitterness
Body, full, texture; creamy with a thick feel, carb flat, finish long
Not my kind of beer
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a an opaque black colour with a small pale brown head. Rich aroma of black coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa and raisins. Full-bodied with notes of coffee, burnt sugar, rum, mild spices, and milky chocolate. Long warming finish of rum, roasted malts, mild vanilla, nuts and wood. A well-made after dinner drink.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured black with a beige head, lace, and legs when swirled. aroma was dark roast, coffee, vanilla, and licorice. flavor was coffee, dark roast, and some bitter with a light body.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Deep black pour with a khaki head. Nose is wood, smoke and rum. Nice on the palate with flavors of rum and smoke.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Black pour with a beige head. Aroma is smoke, BBQ, bacon. Flavor is smoky, bacon, BBQ, nicotine, ash, wood, cedar.
gunnfryd (10204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, grain, hop, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, cacao, hop, licorice, grain, alcohol. Full bodied world class beer.
Nisse666 (4036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
portfestival, Göteborg, Bottle, 2009-11-14
AR: Coffe, roasted malt , bitter chocolate
AP: Black body, tiny head
F: Rum, a bit sprity, coffe, roasted malt , bitter chocolate
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark dark pour. Smells heavy of dark malts, coffee and smoked elements. Taste is liquor flavored with heavy flavors. Rich coffee that finishes bitter. Well done but strong.