Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black color with a small head. Body is medium to light. Taste is coffee and roasted malts with a bit of dare I say hoppiness? Somehow, it’s just a bit tart. Carbonation is a bit crisp but the flavors don’t meld all that well.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with bubbly beige head. Packed to the brim! Malt, coffee, dark chocolate, leather, vegemite, chalky (do not want to steal duff’s ashtray/charcoal - but that’s more it!), dry and bitter finish. Full, fluffy(?) mouthfeel. I love it - must be one of the best bottom-fermented beer I’ve ever had.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottel. Black with ligth brown disapering head. Mild but dark taste with good aftertaste with hints of coffee, roasted malts and a dry/bitter after taste.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Brown colour with a medium baige head. Light roasted fruity malty and hoppy aroma and a sweet dry roasted fruitz light bitter taste. Medium bodz and a drz finish.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The liquid is clear; the colour is very deep wine red. The compact, finger-thick foam is beige and firm.
The smell is dominated by a fruity flavour of cascade hops, but there are also notes of burned malt, toffee and diacetyl.
The carbonation is fresh with small bubbles.
The taste is rather complex with notes of burned malt and a solid bitterness and a fruity body. The finish is balanced with notes of black coffee and a fine fruity sweetness.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black/dark brown opaque, decent brown head. Malty and a bitter hoppy aroma. Bitter hoppy taste with roast coming in strong. Aftertaste is more bitter than the bitterness while drinking it.
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 04/2005)
Almost opaque dark ruby, creamy expresso head. Aroma has roast, cold coffee and hints of hops. Medium to full bodied, lots of roast with hints of sugar. Bitter finish. There is just something plastic in the palate which prevents this to being an excellent.
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown opaque body topped with a lasting beige creamy head. Nice malty aroma with strong roasted coffee hints. Well-balanced taste dominated by the coffeeish flavor. Strong bitter finish. If this is the beer they drink in Heaven, then I hope I’ll get up there when I die!
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black colored with mild red tones. Hoppy, bitter and dry aroma with some sweet caramel tones, maybe some herbs come up too. Flavor is rich with roasted coffee, herbs and endig turns out to be strongly dry, herbal taste giving nice character. Good brew, still expected more out of this.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) very dark brown-red color with a medium, tanned head. Roasted, quite dry aroma, but with some caramely-plummy maltiness and moderate hopping. Very roasted-malty, but still quite dry and ashy flavor. Smooth, chalky, medium-bodied palate. A tasty and quite complex dunkel.