esox (1059) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, frothy and creamy head. Smoky malt nose, licorice, floral honey, fruit nectars and light peppery notes. Sweet, oily and heavy maltiness, loads of bready malts and dark syrup, a hint of charcoal, medicinal/ herbal/resiny hops and a touch of honey and dried fruits. Honeyish sweetness fits in perfectly. Finishes dark chocolatey with fruit nectars, a hint of vanilla and nuts. Full bodied and oily texture is like velvet. Lovely, delightful stout. Propably the best beer with honey in it that I’ ve had. If you have the sweet tooth, this is a beer to try!
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Pitch black with a small, brown head.
Salty licorice and chocolate in the aroma.
Vinous with a very salty bitterness.
Licorice, coffee and tar along with some peaty notes.
Mad_Ferret (648) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily pitch black with a big dense mocca brown head.
Aroma is a bit spiky and vinous with licorice, dark fruit, coffee, nuts, vanilla and alcohol.
Taste is burnt, sweet and rich with a salty ending. Espresso, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit, nuts, burnt wet wood and a pinch of vanilla. A slight alcohol heat, but otherwise very well hidden.
Body is pretty good but the mouthfeel is still a bit light, and the carbonation is soft and a bit mushy in the beginning.
A bit more vinous than I usually like my IS but still very tasty. I guess i just like Hornbeers touch.
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SirLimpsalot (2134) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inte så stor, men lite spritig doft.
Smaken är förtreffelig med en tjock vätska med tydliga, stora kaffetoner. Lite lakrits i eftersmaken som gör den söt och lång,
gyllenbock (4622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice and some notes of nuts and sugar. Taste of coffee, licorice, soy sauce and roasted malt. Nice full body on this one, a solid beer from Hornbeer.
Marsiblursi (3002) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours super black with a small, dark brown head. The aroma holds roast up front with notes of dark chocolate/cocoa, asphalt, liquorice/sal ammoniac, brown sugar, light espresso, honey, light smoke/sigarette ash and a dash of molasses. Also clear citric hop tones. Undertones of dark berries, meat, vanilla and wood. The nose is enjoyable but it doesn’t bring anything new to the table. The flavor is medium sweet, near medium bitter, light salty and light acidic. Tones of chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, smoked meat, asphalt, citric hops, honey, light fruits, black currant and brown sugar. Nice rostiness. The mouthfeel is round, soft and smooth with a light carbonation. Asphalt-like roast, liquorice and citrus lingers. Medium to full bodied. Good, but nothing new. Rally Danish in style.
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pitch black color with medium sized beige head. Aroma has a bit more peat and roasted malts than the bottle version. Same thing on the flavor. Very smooth and creamy.
50 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black with medium beige head. Aroma is strong with roasted malts, licorice, peat, caramel and notes of toffee. Some coffee and chocolate at the end. Flavour is roasted malts, peat, coffee, licorice, some caramel and a bit of ash. Very smooth and full-bodied. Could have a bit stronger bakckbone. Complex and exciting.
laiti (5653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, BBE 30.01.2020
Wonderful and complex aroma with lots of coffee, roasted malt, liquorice and hops. Flavour has coffee, slightly salty liquorice. Rather bitter finish with slightly harsh coffee aroma. Very good IS.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 30.01.2020.
Pours a pitch black colour with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and some burnt bread. Flavour of roasted malts, chestnuts, dark coffee, licorice, syrup and again burnt bread. Full bodied with a finish of roasted malts, strong dark chocolate and some mild sweet fruity notes. Alcohol is well hidden. A bit too thin mouthfeel. Nice one though.
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Olympen. Almost black with a healthy, light brown head. Espresso and milk chocolate aroma. Sweet, moderate roast, lots of chocolate flavours. Full-bodied. A treat.