joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to bager for sharing.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of roasted bread, chocolate and cocoa powder.
Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate, roasted bread and cocoa powder.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Rover. (5.2%) A dark, dark brown beer with a small, minimal actually, tan head. Burnt malt, coffee grit and chocolate in the aroma. Dryish. Burnt malt flavor with coffee and chocolate. Long coffee-bitter finish. Dry, full-bodied mouthfeel. The beer is maybe a bit one-dimentional, but especially for a 5.5% ABV beer, it’s really good. (080710)
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, strong coffee/roast. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/roast, some ash/smoke. Bitterness is mostly from the coffee qualities, but a light earthiness creeps in as well. Medium body, some creaminess, coffee acidity.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Almost black. Roast, coffeeish, toasted bagels. Harsh, astingent. Ugh.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: August 08, 2009
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: black, frothy tan head
Aroma: big roasted aroma, dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich dark roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of tartness, long bitter black malt finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at MBC. Dark brown color with an average light brown head that lasted. Good roasted coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Good sweet burnt coffe flavor with a average finish.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg. Dark amber color, small brown head. Chocolate aroma, salty, malty, cocoa and with milky notes. A bit artificial chocolate flavor, cocoa and coffee notes.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Dark crimson ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. Decent retention. Smells like a blend of spent coffee grounds and unsweetened cocoa. Mildly oxidized in both the aroma and flavor. Watery. Good bitterness; ash and charcoal. No residual sweetness. Medium-bodied with a dusty mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes burnt, medium bitter and dry.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Pizza Plant. Bit of head not long lasting with lace dots. Black with above average carbonation making for thinnish mouthfeel. Dry. Serviceable but below average stout.Sour above all. End of the line?
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(355 ml bottle at The Rover, Göteborg)
On September 5, 2008
Labelled 5.5% AVB
Clear dark reddish brown color, not black at all though. Frizzy light brown head. Roasted, chocolate a bit salty scent. Some pan fried potatoes. Malty, chocolate, smoke and roasted taste. MEdium mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness.