Steasy66 (877) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At torst. Oily black with no head. Fruity, vinuous almost medicinal. Taste retains some medicinal fruit.
Wischylini (131) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, with a small and fairly dense, though small, dark tan head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. There are a lot of aromas in this one, and they’re intense, yet exquisitely balanced. The most prominent aromas are liquorice, Spanish roast coffee, black malt, smoky tar, bitter chocolate, dried fruits, and a spicy pine-like hint of hops. The taste is quite sweet, with a slightly wine-like finish, not quite dry, but tannic bitter. The body is heavy, with a moderate carbonation. This stout is very complex, and has a high ABV (though it isn’t obvious when you taste it), and could easily overwhelm those who aren’t used to dark ales. It was however a great experience for my stout-loving self, and a great introduction to Lervig.
Frode (230) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Pours black with a dark tan creamy head. Malty caramel nose, chocolate, and a hint of citrus. Medium sweet, and balanced bitterness.
arsol (539) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart farge med tynt brunt skum. Lukter kaffe, stenfrukt og alkohol. Fyldig. kaffe og sødme i smak. Føler også alkoholdunst i ettersmaken.
Vighals (1124) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med lys brun skum. Alkohol, kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Smaker kakaopulver, alkohol og mørk sjokolade. Lite kullsyre, bitter kort ettersmak.
Longmorn (5) - SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Pours black with minimal head. This one is easy to enjoy. Dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, some licorice notes....It reminds me of christmasbread with raisins. (Vörtbröd in swedish). It´s hard to "feel" the 10,4% alc. I wish i had another bottle of this!!
mansquito (3361) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 11.2oz ($5): Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, plenty of coffee, and a but of burnt malts. Taste is sweet and chocolatey a the front and goes into a nice burnt, smoky finish. Alcohol is well covered with ample maltiness. Body is medium and somewhat oily, but not to the point of making it hard to drink. Well-balanced and pleasant to drink.
dexcansino (446) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza negra muy opaca, con espuma densa y persistente. Olor suave. Sabor a café, expresso, chocolate negro, regaliz. Una maravilla de cerveza.
Holmen2 (866) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ebony black, with creamy brown head. Slightly bitter-harsh aroma of dark chocolate, dark toffee and coffee. Similar taste. Round and full mouthfeel.
thornecb (4373) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Soapy mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and licorice aromas. Thick with dark chocolate and soy upfront turning to pit fruit and molasses before the lasting espresso finish.