Gr0ve (2162) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pitch black. Tall beige fine-laced head. Thick as motor oil. Licorice aroma with a definite note of oak. Salty. Rich and sweet malty backbone balanced by roasted malts, and a lot of hops. Quite bitter on the tongue, but overall the beer is nicely balanced. Very complex flavours with notes of raisins, licorice, salt, vanilla and oak.
hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a creamy with a small, beige head that never totally disappears. The huge, savage, yet complex aroma is a mélange of milk chocolate, blackstrap molasses, McClelland Scotch whiskey, vanilla, burnt tree nuts, dates and caramel with a trace of green apple-like acetaldehyde. Full-bodied and oily with tickly carbonation. Sweet and carbonaceous up front; bitter as hell on the backside thanks to a ton of red-hot alcohol and, I assume, big-time lupulin. Finishes bitter, caustic and Sahara-dry. Kudos go out to plovmand for sending this world class brew across the pond!
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a medium dark beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, espresso, dark chocolate, whiskey, wood and hops. Very sweet flavour with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, hops, whiskey, wood and hints of vanilla. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer - ofcourse ;-) with a dark brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt as well as notes of medium notes of dextrose and a bit of alcohol. The flavor has powerful notes of roasted malt and dextrose as well as medium notes of wood and alcohol, and just a bit of whiskey, leading to a sweet dextrose finish. Too much original black not enough barrel finish for my liking.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours pitch back with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, sweet vanilla and whisky with a distinct booziness. Massive body, lots of burned malt, vanilla and dextrose with pleasant whisky accents, ashes and wood. Very boozy finish. Hard to drink and digest, but still quite enjoyable. 030410
caesar (5405) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark color, brown head. Heavy and thick aroma of roasted malt, molasses, chocolat, coffee, alcohol, whisky. Very alcoholic taste, thick roasted malt, bitter. Same as with the original black, promising aroma, but too alcoholic in taste.
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma has smoke, coffee, wood, whisky. Black coloured beer with a brown, fluorescent, medium head. The taste is bitter, sweet and has coffee, whisky, wood, some fruitiness. A very dense mouthfeel and full due to alcohol. It’s dense and alcohol is really on the edge, but just not over it, I would say. Nice beer, but offcourse way to expensive.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee and alcohol. Flavor is roasted with wood, alcohol and dried fruit
daniele (5886) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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ogivlado (6029) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 375ml. -from bierkompass.de; Birthday gift from my girlfriend.
Pitch black coloured, rich dark browh head, coffee nose with notes of smoke. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of wiskey and wood. Quite strong alcohol feel in the finish but otherwise well balanced beer.