LookMomNoHands (1060) - Copenhagen, - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l. bottle from SPAR supermarket in the village Sæby nearby the brewery. Black colour with brown hues, tan head that slowly disappers. The aroma is dominated by the malts, I get caramel, coffee and roasted. There is also some weak notes of licorice and rum. Medium sweetness, lots of candy like brown sugar, a "sweet kind" of rum and herbs. Only medium body which is so-so for this style. Oily feel and soft carbonation. Rather shortlived finish for the style. The high alcohol at 11% is not present at all in this ½ litre bottle, so beware! I have mixed opinions about this beer: Its a like a liquid dessert with coffee, but without the full body and long finish for its style. A descent, not a excellent rating.
Zingao (4) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this one a lot. A very dark appearance with a rich taste. Felt hints of coffee with a dark roast. My friend described the taste as "an ashtray" another as a "rich cigarette". All in all, a very good beer that I recommend to everyone.
aenima (56) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lot of flavours. Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, rum and roast. The carbonation seems now to be fixed from earlier bottles. Great balance.
NordicV (760) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Helst svart öl med ett lätt brunt skum.En öl som är komplex men ändå balanserad i både doft och smak. Doftar av kaffe, choklad, kakao och rom. Samma återkommer i smaken med lätta toner av vanilj. Stor kropp och en gräddig munkänsla.
Linnet (744) - Umeå, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ar: Oh, Hornbeer, how you can produce a beer that just smells great! Thick layers of coffee, ash, chocolate, roastiness and alcohol that are rich as can be, yet velvety smooth, vanilla, some herbs and light notes of licorice, undefined earthy fruitiness and light, light soy sauce. Absence of a 10 is because I can’t detect any rum.
Ap: Black as a scandinavian winter’s night, small brown head that dissipates and creates a ring.
F: licorice, quite salty, coffee, ash, chocolatey, some vanilla and rum in the finish, paired with soy sauce and a warming note, bitterness is light to medium for the style.
P: full bodied and soft carbonation.
T: If the rum would have been more noticable this would have been a slam dunk, now you have to look for it. Still this is impressive and together with Mikkeller Hornbeer compose the vanguard of Danish quality brewing!
abstractbeer (209) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from local Vinmonopol. Best before 2022. I might get more bottles to age! Anyway, it pours a quite pitch black brew, with a small "cappucino coloured" head. The aroma is dark and fruity. Some chocolate, coffee and caramel. Big body, low carbonation. Lots of stuff going on in the flavor here! Let’s try to describe it: first, I get licorice, then toasted bread, then coffee, then chocolate, and there’s a general note of (burned) wood all around, with hints of smoke. The 11 % abv is noticable. Some artificial pear flavor in the beginning. Hints of leather. Very well balanced. Everything is nicely integrated. I don’t get much rum/spices. Overall it’s pretty darn delicious!
VictorStr (311) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[@ Öl och whiskymässan, Malmö] Svart, kaffe, söt aroma. Smaken var väldigt välbalanserad. Dröjer sig kvar ett bra tag i svalget
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Märkligt, fösta gången jag avsmakade denna var den en trevlig överraskning, andra gången blev det en liten besvikelse. Kan detta beror på att jag drack en några år lagrad den första gången?
Pyrmir (1212) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, rated from backlog. Liquorice, cocoa, coffee and vanilla flavors in symbiosis. Nice rummy finish
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee and dark chocolate - roasted malt body with some coffee and dark fruits - lingering roasted malt with some coffee and wood - this was very good
KennethArd (55) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s black like hell but gives you a pleasant welcome with aromas of smooth coffee. This full bodied imp stout gives you a mouth filled taste of sweet liquorice, coffee and sweet rhum. Jørgen Fogh Rasmussen you’re a genius.