stouby (4129) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at No5, DØE tasting.
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate). Flavor moderate sweet, notes of licorice, moderate bitter. Almost full body. Really nice. but a little to much to the sweet side.
wekker84 (1960) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a tiny beige head aroma roasted malts caramel and spices taste roasted malts caramel spices fruits and bitter hops
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beautiful small head. Aroma has chocolate, dried fruits, cinnamon, liquorice and a very nice roast. Taste is nicely subtle, but packs a punch as well. Liquorice and coffee dominates, rounded off by a smooth, slightly hoppy finish.
ClubGonzo (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick, creamy caramel head resting upon a pitch-black, oily-pouring body. Very, very nice - this is just how a black beer should look like. Nose is dark, sweet malts, black currants and hints of licorice and slightly lactic-smelling grains. Taste is licorice and black currants at first, then shifting to coffee, toast and slightly sour black currants. Hints of dark chocolate. A parching, ash-like sensation comes in late on the palate, giving the otherwise rather fruity and not too bitter beer a dry finish. Full-bodied and rather low on carbonation. Near-tart aftertaste of black currants, licorice and ashes. Very nice. This is really a top-notch brew within its category.
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Wonderfull roast and vanilla notes. Moderate bitter powerfull chocolate and vanilla flavor. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. World class.
mjs (5467) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Pikkulintu - shared with Rosenbergh) The beer poured deep dark brown and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and brown. Aroma had roastedness, nicely liquorice and hops. Palate was full bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were coffee, chocolate, hops, mildly sweetness, liquorice and bitterness. Aftertaste had liquorice, hops and bitterness. A really pleasant beer. The flavours were strong but in my opinion they weren’t overdone.
rosenbergh (8867) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Shared with mjs. Finland.
Black colour with small tan head.
Roasted malt, berries, ash, coffee and some saltiness in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt, dry hops, sweet caramel, liquorice and coffee.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @BBF 2010. Highs: Nice sweet aromas, namely coffee and chocolate - the sip supports the scent. Lows: The aftertaste is neutral, leaving the want for another sip...
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2010. Pitch black color with rusty head. Thick roasty coffee aroma with leather and cocoa. Sweet and roasty flavor with dark sugar, coffee and chocolate. Rich, thick and balanced porter.
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Borefts BF 2010. Black colour thin tan head. Lovely roasty aroma. It’s a decent overly roasted beer. Decent bitterness on finish. Choc and intense touch of espresso. Solid.