saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Huge brown head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, rum, and caramel. Quite dry.
liinis (1473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu Helsinki. what was I thinking starting a beer night with this one.. Black with a big brown head. Very strong and overwhelming. lots of sweet thick espresso, sugar cane -rum, chocolate, burnt wood and grillsteak. lots of smoke. syrup. excellent beer. 0,5l too much for one person.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle from DK. Pours black with dense tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, some wood, with vanilla and rum notes. Taste has more roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, rum notes, syrupy sweet with bitter finish. Has a very alcoholic character.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown head on a black body. This is a ,super stout! ! Notes of coffee and come chocalate, but the result is a very strong ale that I would recommend only with very heavy fook. I won’t be drinking this beer regularly, it’s simply too stout !
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a small brown head that settles kind of fast and leaves some lacings.
There’s not a whole lot of roasted malts in the smell, but still enough. Lots of vanilla and notes of chocolate and coffee. A hint of wood and a gentle note of alcohol. A pleasant smell, but it’s rather mellow and laid back. The rum character is very subtle.
The taste is somewhat sweet with a gentle roasted malty backbone and lots of vanilla flavors. Notes of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Some oak-barrel and rum (faint). Somewhere in the background, a subtle hint of smoke is lurking around. The finish has some bitterness to it and sweet rum flavors. A slightly boozy flavor of alcohol in the end.
Medium body and a creamy and smooth texture. A slightly bigger body would have been nice.
A good beer. A very mellow character - the "in your face-mentality" often found in similar beers are far away in this one.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle at Pikkulintu. Pours black with a brown head. Rum present in the aroma along with chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Taste also includes some rum as well as sugary sweetness, coffee and chocolate with hint of alcohol. Aftertaste is quite sweet. A bit too sugary to my taste, but otherwise quite ok.
Fin (6934) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Ølfestival, Esbjerg, Denmark 23-10-09. A dark brown pour with no head heralds the arrival of this fairly mighty stout. There is a little bit of rum and possibly oak on the nose but its not as obvious a I expected. Smooth nice woodiness, rich coffee and cappucino. Its creamy and pleasant. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.3
Enjoyit (3082) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of liqurice and spice. A flavor of spice and liqurice.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Bishops Arms, Järntorget.
Black colour, brown head. Smoked sausage and tar in aroma, along with sweet and sour sauce. Really fruity and dark flavour profile. Pretty big on residual sugars and jammed with smoked sausage. Salty. After is sweet and sour. Did not sense any peticular bitterness.
Jonte (1399) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 On-tap. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour with a brown head. Roasted & sweet, coffee, vanilla, alcohol, saltiness, some notes of barnyard/smoke.