SperkeleForce (386) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with small fast vanishing brown tan head. At first taste is very smooth and rounded with some harsh in it and a nice alcohol warmth. Notes of roasted malts, salty licorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Slightly too harsh at end. Needs something to balance the harsh aftertaste with. After getting used to it the harsh aftertaste mellows down a bit revealing more tasting sides of this one.
Garlic_of_Doom (341) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jan, thanks!
Black with a beige head that leaves nice lacing.
Aroma has chocolate, dark rye bread, roasted malt.
Taste match the aroma and also has some sweet note (vanilla?) as well as lots of bitter hops.
Full body, soft carbonation, soft, velvety mouth feel.
After taste is herbal bitter and long.
Zarkam (287) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Black colour, small mostly vanishing frothy brown head, lacing. Heavily malty roasty aroma of coffee, dark bread and a hint of chocolate, heavy peppery and herbal hops. Taste is initially slightly sour and bitter, turning into heavily bitter finish with a moderately alcoholic feel. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite nice aroma but could have a more robust maltiness to cover the alcohol better.
mikkos (152) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a smallish brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted and bready malts, rye bread, a bit sweet. Some fruity hops too. Taste is dark roasty malts, hops, hint of alcohol. Rather bitter. Mouthfeel rather full and smooth, starts with a bit too high co2 though. Good one.
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jpkeskinen (135) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Strong, sweet and very good taste. Looks amazing in a bottle, dark as death.
kingstoni (1268) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color with a thin tan head. Aroma of lemon, licorice and roasted malt. Bitter taste with dry, bitter finish. Flavors are licorice, salt, rye and coffee.
thellgren (208) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Colour is black with brown head. Taste has roasted malts and hops. I didn’t notice any taste of chocolate, but maybe some strong coffee. Very good, but maybe a bit too strong (9.2 %) for my taste.
Toomio (93) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Suomikaljaksi aika makoinen. Himppu liikaa humalaa. Ja korkki, josta saa haavan. Kyllä sitä toisenkin kerran voi ostaa.
al53 (53) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Bottle. Pitch black colour with dark brown small head.
Liquorice, roasted malt, dark chocolate and dark fruits on aroma.
Roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, coffee and hops on taste.
Medium bodied with rich oily texture,
Dry, bitter and roasted finish
Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Very roasty and oily IS.
Braastad (286) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with decent brown head.
Aroma has chocolate, dark berries, little smoke.
Flavor has coffee, cocoa, even fruity hops down there.
HopfenWeisse (855) - - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black color with big lasting medium brown color. Aroma is chocolate, fruits, hops, fresh. Flavor is really thick, roasted, coffee. Quite heavy, bitter.