Uhlen (173) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black liquid with a creamy thick head that seems to last forever. Heavy peated aroma. Taste is smoky aswell. Also some leather. Very different from what I expected.
back (792) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort skum brun lidt
Kaffe træ malt røgsukker
Bitter modrate sød lidt
StoutHead (231) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
50vl. bottle. Pitch black with a lovely shortlived one-finger brown head. Smells of smokey coffee and a hint of alcohol. Tastes of roasted coffee, malt, chocolate, licorice and a bit of rum in the aftertaste. Lovely rich and thick mouthfeel. Fantastic stout.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1067) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some alcohol and burnt notes. Full bodied. Aftertaste is roasted with some bitterness.
Holmen1 (1074) - NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra Høkeren, best før 270619: sort som natten, med højt sjokolademousse på toppen i mitt Duvel-glass:. Aroma like forførerisk som en jamaicansk ballettdanserinne. Enormt fyldig som negerkongen selv, og med en kompleks smak av kaffe, vanilje, solbær, molasse og andre syndigheter. 11% merkes ikke ennå, men de kommer nok. Livet er ikke det værste man har...
mathieuc (276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a toffee colored head that lingers for a while. Nose is boozy, with rum notes and a considerable amount of roasted malt. Flavor-wise there is a good malt backbone shining with a decent amount of sweetness covered by roasted malt that comes out ashy at times (which I despise usually, but this time I’m able to get over it). Alcohol is well hidden and the syrupy mouthfeel from the restrained carbonation makes the experience really enjoyable only in small quantities.
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is almost black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours are alcohol, chocolate, rum and roasted malts. Oily and hard to drink.
Foffern (731) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a totally black colour with a light brown head. The aroma is compact and filled with roastedness, coffee and leather. Lots of roasted malt in the flavour as well with more of the same but feels sweeter, and in addtion some oak and a hint of liqueur. Has a rich and oily mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. This is a rich and wonderful ale, and another great powerful beer from Hornbeer, but where’s the rum?
JanLaursen (2154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50 cl. Deep reddish brown verging on black with a small and creamy tan head. Aroma is burned malty with notes of tar, bulwark, chocolate and rum. Rich body, thick texture, soft carbonation. Sweet flavor with burned, ashy malts and faint notes of rum, leading to dry and lingering burned finish. Well hidden alcohol.
morri (71) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Solid black body, light brown big and long lasting head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and liquorice. Intense taste. A bit bitter.