Hermod (3638) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Stockmann, Vantaa. Poured dark brown color with an almost brown head, nice lasting lacing. Aroma is roasted malt with quite strong rye notes also. Highly carbonated. Flavor is roasted and caramel malt with some chocolate also. Finish is quite dry. Decent, but there was some odd notes in the aroma I didn´t like.
Vaiz (3619) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a camping in Hungary. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, sugars, some caramel and slightly spicy. Flavor is slightly bitter, slightly sweet and in a nice balance. A bit thin, but well drinkable.
AshtonMcCobb (3293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours opaque black with a generous head - looks like a stout in fact. Nose of toffee and a hint of cream. The taste has loads of toffee, perhaps rolling into praline or Crunchie Bar. The palate is medium to rich in taste and texture with a long but elegant tangy finish. Overall, good beer, not what i expected in terms of style.
_angst_ (3224) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled @ SBWF 2011 on September 29. Pours black with a thick mocha head. Smell has some fresh fruit notes combined with butterscotch. Smell is rather dry with some ash and a distinct sourness.
Marduk (3218) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l bottle. Almost black color. Medium thick beige head. Sweet roasted malts, caramel, faint coffee in aroma. Coffee, roasted bread in flavor. Good beer.
goozen (3141) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Black coloured brew with an dry bitter taste with hints of roasted malts and coffee.
Holmen1 (3050) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fad pĺ Tap1 mai-14: under betegnelsen Merlin Tmavy 4,8%. Mye aroma og smak av sřlbćr og rřstet malt. Mild og fin bitterhet ogsĺ i ettersmaken. Třrr og lettdrikkelig. Frister til gjentagelse.
tommann (2956) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is nutty chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is watery with caramel to start and coffee on the finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2612) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the newly opened World Beer Museum in Osaka. 650 yen for 300ml served in a stemmed glass with the breweries logo on it. It poured a lovely inky black with a tan head, was served too cold though. The aroma was pretty weak at first but as it warmed up you started to get more coffee notes over the sweet malty base. The flavor started off coffee, then chocolate malt with a burnt bitter chocolate finish. Quite nice to drink and one of the cheapest things on tap so pretty decent.
VsXsV (2578) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of pumpernickel, chocolate, butter, bread, biscuit and caramel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of butter, pumpernickel and biscuit. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Diacetyl.