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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear dark black red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, moderate roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt, dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A dark red-brown beer with a small disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet with loads of chocolate notes. The flavor is also sweet with strong notes of bitter chocolate, leading to a dry end, and it’s got a powerful body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Roasted flavour of chocolate and vanilla with notes of liquorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 (Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Black and opaque with a small, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, dried fruit and roasted malt. Very full and rich body, sweet, smooth and a little flat. Lots of vanilla and dried fruit and roasted malts. Soft finish with a subdued bitterness. Very well balanced. This is excellent stuff. 160607

(Hand bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Kramer 17801. Black and almost opaque - there’s a vague reddish hue - with a light brown head. Sweetish aroma of burned malt and some licorice. Very full-bodied with lots of roasted malt, a lightly burned edge but otherwise dominated by sweet, English licorice and some whiffs of coffee. Very subdued bitterness. 8/3/8/3/16=3.8 090407

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocoalte and coffee flavor with hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
1st March 2010
Opaque black beer. Light palate for a RIS, a little dry, quite soft and airy. Not roasty or bitter but a ton of dark malt. Mild lactose. Subtle hint of dark fruits. Mild chocolate and coffee in the finish. A nice RIS but for me doesn’t reach that luxuriant feel and flavour of the best. A bit nit picky because this is a good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2010
bottle home ... deep blak ... no head ... meaty rich chocolate nose ... little fizzy ... nice soft sweet fruity roast malts ... little chcolate ... little dark toffee malts ... light bitter roast ... some dark fruits ... nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
750 ml bottle at DC local tasting. Black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, milk chocolate, raisins. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Padraig. Pours black with a dense, creamy beige head. The nose has a lot of burnt marshmallows, cocoa, earth. Medium sweet flavor with mild roast, some dark fruits, burnt earth, charred grains, raisins. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish with lots of char character, ash, baking cocoa, burnt marshmallow, earth, grains. Pretty well balanced overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate, notes of vanilla and some alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 091112

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