Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gave fra Holmen1 til Rune som vi delte på Nerstranda 14 Okt 15. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget luftig skum. Behersket lakrisaroma. Smaken lakris & sjokolade med litt røstethet. Farlig lett-drikkelig.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle received from Holmen1, many thanks. Fair, bubbly, espresso head. Jet black body. Mid-sweet chocolate malty nose, slightly roasted. Taste of creamy chocolate and cocoa with a roasted rind. Dangerously easy to drink. Enjoying (shared with Finn at his place in Tromsø 14.10.2015).
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 On tap at Cardinal (December 2014). Pours black with big and solid beige head. Very special and distinct aroma of chocolate, caramel, milk, fudge, wood, leather, rubber, alcohol. Taste of coffee, liquorice, roasted malt, fir raisins.
Cimbasso (488) - - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle (thanks, Jan!). Very dark colour, virtually black, with a thick brown head. Looks like a large frothy espresso. Wonderful aromas of roasted malts and black coffee. The taste is complex with lots of roasted coffee flavours and subtle juniper tones, as if there is hint of Tanqueray gin hiding there. Also powerful liquorice notes and hints of tobacco and dried fruit. There is a long and fortifying dry finish with a good hoppy quality. This is a very special brew, full of character and depth with superb balance. Bravo Lervig and Holmen!
nudiebear (289) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker than opaque, very interesting smell. Strong beer with lovely taste. Sweet and enjoyable. Coffee and malt are the primary notes. Slightly odd butterscotch notes from tap.
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with almost no head. Aroma is dominated by licorice, roasted malt, chocolate,vanilla and mild butter. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate+ bitter.Body is medium, texture is smooth/thick, carbonation is soft.
Finishes roasted and sweet with lots of licorice.
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kick. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, coffee, malt, stone roasted notes and grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted malt, coffee, caramel and some dark fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and salt licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted coffee, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Small brown head. Aroma has nutty chocolate and hints of smoke. Taste of nuts, chocholate and bread.
Countbeer (5614) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Served in a shaker glass:
Medium sized creamy brown foamy heqd on top of a black colored beer.
Loads of different forms of liquorice in the aroma as well as burned liquorice, burned wood, bay leaf... Just a crap load of liquorice!
Flavour has the strong different iquorice tones too, but herein the malts, roast/burn and even some coffee tones are also present. Difficult with that many liquorice tones, reminds me a bit of the Saranac Imperial Stout.
Aftertaste has the strong liquorice too, but as in the taste there’s also a bitterness, some dried leaves, burn and roast tones and some espresso... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy sticky texture. Nice bitterness.
Somewhat round, bit complex, but leaning too much to one side. Pretty nice!