abemorsten (2206) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a light brown head. Alcoholic aroma with caramel and roasted malts. Drinks acidic and sweet with a liqorice finish. Medium bodied with a "thin" mouth fee and alcoholic warmth.
RobertDale (2617) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. Rich and creamy. Nice.
AGoodBrew (17) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The flavor of this beer is a burnt dark chocolate and coffee; a little over done. While this is supposed to be an extra strong stout, the idea of over burning the chocolate and coffee made for a bad mix with such a high level of alcohol. This particular brew has a very oily texture, due to it’s almost complete lack of carbonation. My palate was left with no real after taste, other than the fact that my mouth feels really greasy. Those of you who enjoy extra strong stouts with extreme burnt flavorings may love this beer. However, this brew was not my cup of tea.
Jakeyb (25) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter. Thick black pour into a very dense, rich head. Aroma is dark chocolate and licorice. I mean a REALLY dark chocolate. Taste is bitter and alcoholy at the beginning, with heavy roasted malt; but still a very pleasant aftertaste. Higher carbonation than expected from a stout, which I feel like took away from the overall flavor. But overall, very smooth, good for the price stout.
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BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma and taste of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and coffee. The tone is a bit vineous. A perfectly good Stout!
caplinlee (37) - KAZAKHSTAN - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought in a shop in Sri Lanka. There was a lot going on here in terms of the taste. A rather complex beer. At 8.8% I found it a bit too strong for my liking.
Staffan47 (691) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart tät. Fantastisk doft av kaffe och choklad. Imponerad och förväntningarna på smaken stiger. Tyvärr dock något helt annat. Torr, riktigt torr. Svagt rökig i eftersmaken med lite aska. Medium beska.
Kul att testa en så pass bra öl från ett land som inte direkt är kända för sin bira.
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It has a big mocha aromas, bitter and strong in alcohol.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 This is the darkest beer I have ever seen, the body is absolutely black! The head is tall with a very nice looking dark tan color. Absolutely beautiful!!
Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate and tar. Flavor is bitter of dark chocolate and black coffee. Quite hoppy aftertaste. A dry stout and a little too harsh for my liking.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The colour is opaque black. Big bubbles build the large chocolate-coloured foam. It sinks slowly into a veil on the glass and surface of the beer.
The dominating smell is sweet, burned malt. There are also notes of yeast, coffee, cocoa and a touch of juniper berries.
The carbonation is pretty strong with small, almost sharp bubbles.
The taste is unexpectedly mild and sweet, with a strong flavour of burned malt (caramel?). The almost toffee-like taste is replaced by a mouthfeel of alcohol and an aftertaste with hints of raisins, coffee with cream and a vegetable-like taste (cucumber?).
The lasting aftertaste is almost all alcohol.
I would rather call this brew “porter” than “stout”. And it is an OK stout/porter, but nothing to write home about.