FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki)
Dark, almost black, tiny head.Salty liquorice aroma. Rich burnt taste, not too overpowering. Also good coffee and liquorice components. Full body, long burnt malty finish.
JonMoore (1769) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a slim beige head. Aroma of fruit and smoke, liquorice and roast malts. Interesting mix of flavours, coffee, smoke, fruit, hops liquorice, spices and chocolate with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated. It works - nice.
Enjoyit (3082) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown of color wth a beige head. An aroma of smoke, hints of fruits, sweets and liqurice. A flavor of liqurice, smoke, spice and malt.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Sampled to VinterCup in Sdr. Bjert with Asger.]
A porter? Hmmmmm, I find it different, but very nice. Nice notes of smooth burnness, ingredientfull of grass, wood, softness, coffee, cream, smoke, weak fruits and very english in its way. A mix of a mild bitter and a porter. An english schwarzbier!
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Kiddlington Sainsbury’s. Deep black/brown, beige head. Grass, and charred wood aroma, sort of a bright burned smell, mixed with the almost burned smell of perked coffee (with a bit of artificial creamer). Strong drying roast character, blended with a puff of smoke and earthy hops. Fairly aggressive carbonation. There are some nice things about this beer, but it feels like it doesn’t quite know what it’s supposed to be. The smoke is an interesting surprise, but to my taste, it needs either less roast or more sweetness. As is, it feels unbalanced and kind of harsh.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a reddish tinge. The aroma is lightly roasted and bitter coffee, and the flavour is smoothly bitter, roasted and mildly sweet at the finish. Overall a nice smooth drink.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fair to middly - wanted this to be great, rich etc... Yes, there was a fantastic aroma, smokiness, and look, but lacks head, length, and legs.
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and chocolate with sweetened coffee. Some soft spices and vanilla. Flavours are caramel and chocolate. Smooth with light berries. Suitably dark.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a deep mahogany with a small, rather fizzy off white head. Aroma is rather roasted with a little background of coffee. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour is liqourice, coffee and a chocolate background. There is a smokiness to it as well. Perhaps this is a bit thin on the ground. But as it sits in the glass, it somehow settles a little and turns just 0.2 better.
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Strong smokey roasted coffee and urine (!) aroma. Still not that bad, but the toilet smell was a bit... off. Taste liqurice, salty, chocolate. Really black colour, thick white head.