Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black, and with a beautiful ruby red hue. Throws a tall light brown head that clings to the glass. Roasted barley aroma with a dry dose of dark chocolate coffee. Smells like a stout. Flavour is also very dry and very roasted. This is a stout to me - and surely not a schwarzbier as there is way too much roastedness. Dryish bittering hops, and little, if no, aroma hops. Dry roasted finish.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[draught at Plain Kitchen] Roasted malt, resinous hops notes, some chocolate. full bodied, dry and bitter, nice.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black with a brown head, fantastic lacing. Aroma is very much dominated by roast malts, but has a creamy chocolate smell to it too. The body is quite sweet, and again the flavour is driven by heavy roast malt. There is also some coffee and brown sugar flavours. Carbonation was light. Finish is a little bittersweet.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma gives more hops than expected with some serious chocolate notes. Taste is similar with alot of bitterness in the finish.
thomat (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice dark lager. Color is dark redish brown with a thick beige foam. A smooth brew with chocolate notes and a good bitter aftertaste.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body, beige big bubbled head; Huge nose, complex but lacks depth, pleasant mix of milk chocolate, allspice, cinnamon; Soft texture, very soft, big carbonation, balanced bitter body; Quite long a little bitter finish with soft aromas of chocolate and cinnamon.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Didn’t take any notes so this is from what I seem to recall. Pours up very dark with thin brownish head. Aroma is rosted barley and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and oragane peel. Quite well hopped. Lovely.
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 First rating
50 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget.
Clear dark red color, big creamy beige head. Chocolate and a bit orange scent, hoppy as well. Big body and bitterness. Chocolate malt and hoppy taste. Chocolate and bitter aftertaste.
(Cask at Akkurat, STockholm)
Dark red brown color, tan to brown head. Smooth roasted scent. Roasted and fruity taswte with a bitter finish. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Furseth (2056) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dark lager, with lots of koffee bitternes and sweety dark chocolate. A good dark lager, I like it!
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Reading 2006 (Sunday) - thanks Duff. Dark, almost black with ruby hues when held to light. The mosty malty aroma is masked by lots of carbon dioxide coming off it. To taste this is sweet caramel and malt with restrained fruit character. A beer that is extremely easy to drink.