rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brown head. Aroma from heavy roasted coffee, tar, licorice, dark chocolate, dark bread, cocoa powder, bitter hops, hazelnuts, some raisins, earthy, some woody notes. Coffee flavor, ash, tar, dark chocolate, rather roasted, woody, licorice. Maybe a bit thin bodied, with a roasted coffee finish, some ash, raisins, dark chocolate and burnt wood.
saxo (15684) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice,notes of coffee and hops.
Rasmus40 (15200) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Black with abrown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 030513
Theydon_Bois (15008) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 13th Egham BF @ EUSC - 15/11/12.
Mid black with a bubbly tan head that thins towards the edge then retains.
Nose comprises roast malts, molasses, hops and a little chocolate.
Tastes of roast malts, bitter chocolate, liqourice, hint of coffee and a little booze.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, leading to a roasted finish.
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABM. Opaque dark brown/black color, small brown head. Intensive aroma has cocoa, tobacco, dark malts and bread. Medium bodied, very good smooth full palate. Tobacco, cocoa, licorice, dark malts in the flavor. Light bitterness, milky notes. Excellent and certainly has the fingerprints of Kernel.
Theis (14796) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Pitch black - offwhite bubbles. Nice coffee with sugar. Ok burned. Fruity. Ok malty. A bit thin finish. Ok bitter hoppy. Licorice. Ok.
chrisv10 (13825) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, hops, medium sweet and a little bitter.
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - shared by rosenberg - thanks
Nice soft cakey roast aroma, a little sharp too. Black, and a brief tan head. Stale stale stale coffee grounds in the taste - a really dark roast, but fortunately not ashy. Dry and a littly ashy in the finish. Biting bitter and burnt finish. Gone too much in the burnt direction for me, drinkability ruined. Don’t do that.
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the 13th Egham Beer Fest. It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is charcoal, roasted malt, rich coffee, nut and faint smoke. The taste is roasted malt, earth, nut, toast, charcoal, coffee, bitter chocolate, faint sourness, dark fruit and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Tasty and well balanced. Pretty delicious!
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(@Kris Wines):Very, very deep brown coloured with a small and stable tanned head, moderate dry coffeish nose, completed by dried fruits, dark malt and a tinge of Worchester Sauce; robust dry bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied and astonishingly very soft; lingering sweet-bitter chocolatey and dark-fruity and roasty finish. Great beer… (English beer #500!!!)