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.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cL bottle, courtesy of omhper. Thanks, Per! Pours a very deep dark mahogany color; bright off-white head with creamy, medium-sized bubbles (almost like milk froth) with textured, thin lacing. Plenty of nougat and lightly roasted malts in the aroma; cocoa powder and chocolate; sweet without being sticky. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of cocoa and milk chocolate and nougat; a warm vanilla note permeates the mid-palate, with a bready note, and slight citrus adding some nice acidity. Lengthy, doughy and vanilla finish; ends quite soft (think: cloud).
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate and more coffee. Darkest brown, fair toffee head. Roasted malt flavour, good bitterness follows. Complex, feels like a Belgian. Smooth, with hints of fruit and nuts. Fabulous Beer!
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Pours black with a beige head, very porter like.
Actualy there are some porterlike qualities to the taste as well, rosted malts and some acidity.
tomer (2905) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, deep brown color, grainy dairy aroma with some charred wood, intens flavor of bittersweet chocolate, with earthy and smokey hints, mellow lingering bitterness. Quite nice.
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very bitter and very roasted, somewhat unbalanced. I prefer Hell!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) ’02: IMHO one of the best beers at RateBeer ’02. Molasses aroma with some deep hops, brown color, super long aftertaste. Very bold and complex. An aptly named brew.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Tasted at home. No yeast at the bottom. Reddish dark brown colour with a nice fine head. Light aroma of roastedness, maltness and little fruit. Very tasty flavour with notes of roasted malt, and with a sour touch, maybe from the roasted malt. Very dry at the end, but well balance between the hops and thr roasted finish.
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light chocolate and roasted malt nose, dark brown color, foamy low head Quick sweet taffee malt, peaty undertones. A little butterscotch is unfortunate in the middle. Powerful woody, roasted grain end. Lingering coffee-like bitter in the sides of the mouth. Medium body, metallic mouth feel. Big punch at first then a long tapering profile.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 Sampled from draught at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#50).
Dark brown beer with a fine brown head. Sweet and full aroma of malt, chocolate and caramel with creamy and Jämtland yeasty notes. Mostly sweet in the flavor, roasted malty with spice, hop and fruit. Tasty and well-balanced and really smooth. A beer I could drink again and again.