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.
BMA (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red brown color. Head completely disappears. Aroma of malt and coffee. Malty taste. Bitterness. Medium body.
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black little reddish body with a brownish creamy head.
Sweet aroma of coffe and choklate with small notes of roasted malt.
Flavor of roasted malt, coffe, chokalate. Has a roasted aftertast.
Palate is medium thick and dry feels little like milk.
deft (84) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Clear very dark red with plenty of thick tan head. Aroma is burnt/roasted and mild hops. Taste is also burnt or roasted with a long bitter aftertaste.
Fungrim (52) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Grövelsjöns Fjällstation. An old friend that has been absent for a while (at least in Stockholm). A huge beer. Big creamy head, off-white. Colour of deep read wine, almost black. Citrus aroma with malts lurking underneath. A lot of malt in the body with some caramel icing on top. Medium-small carbonation. A nicely balanced bitter ending. Delicious mouth-feel and entirely drinkable. As I said, an old friend.
Tolik99 (47) - USA - DEC 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect schwarz - delicate, rich und malty. The champion beer of Stockholm beer festival 2000 (the best draught).
Eriked (14) - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown. Roasty nose, lots of chocolate and licorice. Wonderful flavour, unbelievably yummy. Richly hoppy with notes of chocolate and slightly licoricy.
dalkvist (4) - Gävle, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice locking beer deep brown/red almost black colored body with a light brown head.
The nose pickup roasted malt and light hops, flowery.
Taste of malt, roasted and chocolate flavors, followed by herbal bitterness of the hops, and at the very end, lingering dry bitterness with hints of roasted coffee.
A bit aggressive, but, jet fairly well balanced.
A nice beer, to bad its no longer available at any of my local systembolaget shops, I think this beer deserves shelf space.
Sampled on 2007-12-19, 500ml bottle.
DonRickardo1972 (1) - Haparanda, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2003 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably one of the best beers I know. Felt like an old friend the first time i drank it.