Bov (9452) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Antonio Ruiz - pours a dark black colour under a solid and persistent dark beige foam; nice lacework; roasted chocolatey nose with notes of potatoes, full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, sweet and thick, low bitterness, long roasted coffeish finish with notes of rum - a strange but interesting mixture
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a nice brown head. Aroma of coffee (quite dominating), chocolate, toffee and some citrusy hops in the background. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, toffee and some nice citrusy/grapefruity hops. Lightly warming alcohol, but not much rum. Fullbodied with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Nice one.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50cl bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, rum, and oak. Flavor of smoke, roasted malt, caramel, rum, and some chocolate.
pilsnerrogge (2489) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small head. Sweet liquorice on the nose with faint notes of smoke. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet and somewhat roasty. The alcohol and the rum is hardly noticeable.
olsvammel (3032) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black liquid with a medium light brown foam. Also some sediment in the bottom.
Not very intense but interesting. Booze, chocolate, coffee, nuts and some roasted notes.
Quite strong and puckering taste. Chocolate, coffee, nuts, wood, roasted, some sweetness, hint of dark rum and an alcoholic finish.
Smooth, creamy and thick mouthfeel, the liquid coated my mouth and stuck around for a while.
Very nice and interesting beer. Felt complex, yet still balanced, none of the different flavours take over. It had a good mix of chocolate and coffee as I expect from these kinds of beers but there where also some roasted notes, nuts, wood and the hint of rum is what combined the beer. The alcohol was well hidden and the mouthfeel was really nice. A nice beer to sit and sip at for a while. I tried this with some truffles and it worked great, definitely a beer to combine with chocolate.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 50cl bottle best by 6-27-19) Pours dark brown with nice bubbles. Nose of rum, smokey malt, wood, and caramel. Taste of smoked wood, barbecue, alcohol and sweetness. Nice thick body.
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Quite possibly shared with someone else. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Smells of Belgian yeasts and smoked malts. Sweet with aromas of vanilla, toasted malts, dark chocolateand lightly smoked malts. Also quite a bit of fruity yeast esters. Hints of alcohol and prunes. Also some rum and plum notes. Full bodied. Gets kinda boring towards the end - after the initial flavour-explotion.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
molto buona! bevuta spillata al ma che siete venuti a fà... colore nero con cappello di schiuma marroncino poco persistente.. al naso si sente il tostato inbevuto nel rum.. in bokka la sensazione è simile..
Rune (7995) - 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 (3930) - 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.