elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. very dark brown color. malty aroma. dark chokolate taste. bit bitter chokolate. some coffee too.
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Little or no head. I didn’t know this was bottle fermented, and poured a bit too much into my glass. Oh, well. The colour is brown and barely opaque, very think and oil-like. Strong chocolate in the aroma, if you really shake the beer around. God, I sound professional. The yeast can be felt as well. Interesting tingle and bitterness, not far som Finnish sahti in the mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, and long finish of bitter chocolate.
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black-brown body topped with circular clumps of froth and swimming with bits. Charred malt nose hinting at coffee and cocoa. Powerfully roasty black-coffee bitterness leaning towards Guinness Special Export, but barely a nibble of chocolate. Too much smoke and bitterness, and nothing like the bittersweet complexity I was hoping for.
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown in colour. Medium sized brown head. It has a nice aroma of burnt malt and chocolate with hints of coffee. there is a sweet flavour of burnt malt, chocolate and caramel are present as well. There is a sweet chocolate like aftertaste.
oh6gdx (21565) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour, brown mediumsized head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and caramel in aroma. Flavour is strong roasted malts and barley along with toffee, black coffee and dark chocolate. Excellent brew and palate. Totally awesome!
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Walnut brown pour with a raw sugar colored head. Milk chocolate aroma and a touch of caramelized sugar. The milk chocolate is gone from the flavor--this is rather dry, almost burnt toast like, dark chocolate. Dry, spritzy palate. A surprisingly refreshing beer. Like what dry stouts try to achieve, and most of the time, don’t. Interesting. Unique. I like it.
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, alc. 6.5% (BB 05/2007).
Hazy dark ruby color, good tan creamy head. Dry nose with cold coffee aroma. Starts quite watery and tasteless but in the aftertaste beautiful flavor of dark chocolate and cocoa. Coffee in the aftertaste. Hides ABV completely.
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Off-white lasting head. Black body. Choccolate aroma of course, not enough though the name considered. Unexpected bitterness in a bear I had expected to be sweet. Wonder if something is wrong with this. Just a faint flavor of choccolate, bitterness far too dominant.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Peppery chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate taste with malts and a little bitterness. Not bad.
Gr0ve (2169) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Black, but a little brown at the edges. Creamy small off-white head. Sharp contrasts. Looks really nice. Coffee and yeasty aromas. Not able to detect any real chocolate in the nose. From what I can recognize the chocolate aromas are from roasted malts. Soft, but somewhat bitter, sweet chocolate flavours. Medium-bodied. Drying flour-like texture. Roasted malts, definitely, but they are very soft and mellow. Good balance between roasted malts and the chocolatey malty sweetness. Finishes with a gentle drying hop finish.