MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.0%. Not much aroma to speak of. Black colour. Big unstable frothy dark brown head. The flavour is sweet, roasted, jammy with a creamy and bitter finish.
Bamsen78 (3315) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable dark tan head. Clear aroma of coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Sweetish onset of caramel malt, with bitter and roasty notes and touches of coffee. Well-pronounced notes of liquorice. Lingering, roasty and sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and good.
NeoHippie2 (1058) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a tan head. Big roasty aromas. Coffee, roasted barley, and burnt chocolate abound. Flavor is dry with big roasted characteristics. Way drier than I would have liked. Decent but nowhere near as complex or good as I was hoping for.
StoutHead (701) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours ink black with a huge deep brown bubbly head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, coffee and a bit of vanilla. Taste is like aroma but with added notes of dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and hops. Sweet with a bitter and salty aftertaste. Absolutely full bodied with very little carbonation. Really good...although there’s a bit too much salty licorice in the aftertaste for my liking. Still, pretty good - only one glass in and I’m already singing. :-)
Furseth (1969) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Black colour, big brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark choclate, fruity, and some vanilla . Föavor had a nice caramelly, cofffe, dark choclate mixed mouthfeeling, , medium to big boddy, long coffee, dark choclate bitter finish, Alcy well hiden. Well done!
Klimaet (267) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours deep brown, almost black with slight hues. Amazing dark foamy head. Aromas of loads of dark fruits, chocolate, toffee, earth. Pretty boozy taste with dark malt, chocolate, toffee, coffee and slight tartness.
puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the corked, caged bottle dated 12/24/13. The pour is deep brown to about black with a tremendous tan foamy head that slowly settles back. The aroma has plenty of dark fruit like black cherry, some chocolate, waffles(?), and an earthy hop note. The booze is evident though. The body is full, thick, and bold. The taste is also on the boozy side but there are still some dark malts, chocolate notes, and the tartness of black cherry. I enjoyed it immensely but I bet I would have liked it more a year from now.
Fritz123 (1100) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Jason. Thanks! Shared at home in small snifters. Pours a jet black with a mocha colored thin head. Slight oily look as well. Aroma is powerful with dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, licorice (anise), roasted malts, black currants. The taste is even better with the dark chocolate and cocoa nibs heavy, black currants, creamy vanilla, confectioners sugar, and a hint of graham cracker. Full body, creamy sticky mouth, low carbonation. Heavy finish with the same flavors as the aroma. Very good.
Hockert (92) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at brewdog bar Gothenburg. Very black. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Liquorice. Very full body. Almost no carbonation. Perfect after dinner. A really good one.
skullgeorge (44) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl. at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Pours dark with a big dark brown head Aromas of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate and coffee, dark malts and some hints of dark fruits. Full body and smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Well balanced with a strong bitter aftertaste. Really good beer !