Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown, near black pour, dark tan head. Big aroma on this, big enough that I smelled it four feet away while slicing jalapenos. Sweet licorice, coffee, chocolate, caramel, loads of roasty char. This is very sweet tasting, but has enough of a roasty char and bitterness as it finishes to make it still very enjoyable. Loaded chocolate, vanilla, and licorice. Awesome, and a perfect beer for celebrating.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ tan head. Chocolate, licorice, deep roast malt aromas. Medium body. Sugar, black licorice, chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt flavors--good.
hawthorne00 (3466) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010 version. Black with a tan head that fades to a coat but laces well. Aroma of dark sugars, chocolate, licorice, grass. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet with burnt sugars, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, some grassy and herbal hop bitterness. Holds the alcohol pretty well - it’s not fumey and there’s no finishing burn - although it’s rich and warming. The big sweetness is kept under some semblance of control by the bitterness, but there’s no great depth to the black malts. Good.
Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle and Tap. Tap preffered. Fantastic brew. Silky smooth and lingering. Pours a deep dark rich brown (mostly black) with a small quickly falling brown head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, dark sweet fruits and a dash of coffee. Rich, smooth and delish.
KnutAlbert (6682) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 75 cl at Papsø. Courtesy of fiulijn.
Very dark brown, thin texture, very sweet. Flat. Some smoke and liquorice.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Stillage at Toronto Cask Days festival Volo, Toronto 30/10/2010
Fruity aroma. Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a hint of dryness in a bitter and yeasty malt finish.
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red brown coloured with a small beige ehad.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice, smoke and cocoa powder.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted finish.
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, Automne 2010
Very dark color, close to black, but with dark tobacco shades on the side; very small head.
Aroma of roasted malt and coffee, with an interesting leather wrapping, and some wood.
Strong body, the mouthfeel is a bit oily, and the carbonation is quite low; perfect blend of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, supported by the sweetness level that I like, with a balanced bitter final; some traces of tobacco, liquorice, alcohol, roasted nuts.
A great beer!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Hard roast malt aroma, sweet dried fruit, a little tar and manure (meant as something positive!) Rich body, low carbonation, sweet hard roast, dark dried fruits, wood, vanilla and tar. Very subdued bitterness. 080411
Ungstrup (34271) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a thin dark brown beer. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with alcohol, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.