oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Bottled thanks Joey@CigarCity. Very deep brown, close to opaque black dark colour, brown mediumsized head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, chocolate oak and ashes with some roast. Also some dark fruits and plummy sweetness. Flavour is very much the same with a quite oily, but still carbonated palate. A bit too sweet for my taste.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, thanks Marsblursi! Very black with rich pale brown head. Fruity nose with metall and tar. Very sweet, very fruity. Lightly smokey with lots of inky syrup and metal. Tarry and aggressive with edgy mouthfeel and an acidic lemony finish with licorice and ink. Over the top and into the ditch.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd January 2011
Opaque black beer. Good chocolate coloured head. A little oxidisation on the nose. Softish smooth palate. Rich dark malt with some oxidisation that largely disappears with some agitation. Tangy. Big unsweet dark chocolate. Mild coffee. Subtle fruits - some raspberry and cherry. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Great fully flavoured stout.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Hop Devil Grill, NYC
Very dark brown color, creamy thick beige head. Roasted aroma, not coffee beans or malts but roasted vegetables (Swedish turnip, but it must be that tapioca). Full-bodied. Thick, I mean thick, cyrapy palate - sugary and vegatably! Alcoholic aftertaste. This is too sweet and too vegetably to be a great beer, but a decent dessert beer anyway.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Blind IS Tasting, thanks kmweaver) Creamy brown head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some cherry, coffee, light anise. Taste is sweet, roast/coffee, some cherry, chocolate, light alcohol burn. Creamy medium body, very smooth. Alcohol is well contained.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with dark brown head. The aroma has molasses, lots of roast and booze. Rich roasty palate, starchy with a bit of tartness late. Lots of booziness to it. Powerful stuff. A real bruiser, and it takes over the beer. Thanks, SoLan.
jcwattsrugger (10725) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Michigan Beerfest-on tap-pours a big rich brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-ashy, dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-ashy, dark fruit-tart, vinegar.
Tmoney99 (9592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured a black color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Good complex roasted flavor with a medium burnt finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
BeerandBlues2 (8453) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by awaisanen at GABF 2008. Pours black with a small, fizzy, dark brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee, toasted), average hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of plum, prune, date, and tar. Full bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours as thick and pitch black as Dark Lord with a small, creamy, light brown head. Decent retention. Dark raisins, dried plum, well- roasted almonds, black cherries, dark chocolate and caramel undertone comprise the aroma. Full-bodied and fatty with restrained carbonation. Acrid, burnt and bitter. Lengthy, burnt, lightly bitter, moderately tart finish that dries out in the end. Kudos to scraff for shipping the bottle!