Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Black beer with an offwhite not lasting head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, malty aroma. Similar flavour but feels a bit thin.
Dazz3 (1540) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a huge brown head. Smells salty, licorice, roasted malt. Tastes dark coffee, roasted malt, a bit sweet bread malty with a slight roasted malt bitter finish.
JaBier (4788) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at World of Beer Easton. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, spicy rye and strange botanical/fruity character. Flavor is pretty much the same with a nice roasty/spicy rye front and weird botanical/fruity finish.
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear mahogany-brown-black with a dark khaki head. Aroma - sweet/dark chocolate, dark toast, coffee/espresso. Taste - touch of sweetness, not very bitter, coffee/dark toast/dark chocolate. Slightly heavy mouthfeel, though not like an imperial stout. Like a robust porter. Very, very nice. Definitely recommended.
VsXsV (2171) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy deep brown liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice, bread, biscuit and caramel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, bread, licorice and coffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.
trujahwarrior (505) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a brownish black color with a medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of chocolate, rye, roasted malt, caramel and burnt toast. Taste is similar to the smell with a peppery rye bread flavor in the back end. Mouthfeel is creamy and silky with great carbonation and a dry finish. Another good one from left hand they sure know how to make good stouts.
Peter_L (615) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska från SB. Brunsvart vätska med kaffefärgat skum. Chokladig, jordig doft med lite sylt i bakgrunden. Len, torr smak med inslag av svarta vinbär och cigarr. Fräsig fyllig munkänsla. Medellång eftersmak.
superspak (2445) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/1/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, dark bread, rye, caramel, molasses, toast, light smoke, floral, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate hop presence; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, dark bread, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast, rye, caramel, brown sugar, light smoke, floral, and roasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, dark bread, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, rye, toast, caramel, brown sugar, light smoke, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice rye black ale. All around good robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. Did not have as much hops in the flavor as I expected, but was a very enjoyable offering otherwise.
murran (109) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark body with a thin head. Some bread tones but otherwise a quite mild taste. A very nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
andyhwcinc (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Hollywood Liquors in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home during a frozen winter with a cat on my lap after taking a de-icing bath. I also enjoyed this during the Super Bowl, which was less than super. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, small off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma is mostly of chocolate and rye, definite maple notes along with bitter coffee, very nice and subtle. Taste is also heavy on the chocolate malt and goes down with equal parts roasted and sweet. Goes down especially "slippery", which is a stupid characteristic for a liquid, but I can’t think of a better word. It’s pretty good.