Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As black as black can be. Aromas are complex with the diesel fuel up front along with anise, burnt malts and fruits. This is a real alcohol monster. Flavor of orange and chocolate are also there. This stuff should be put in a time capsule for future generations to enjoy, as I doubt I’ll be around from when the it matures.
Stine (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle, thanks to Tyler. Tepid charcoal pour; topped with a thin skin of greyish brown. Dirty honey, plastic bubblegum, unripe honeydew, mango and kiwi aroma; a fully oppressive weight of metallic coffee grounds and searing motor oil and deliriously tart apple cider. Aceteldahyde and raw smoke heat. Heat. Lush, acrid, tropical, asphalt in jungle summer heat. Flavor screams raw spices, wet graham crackers, wholly unattended to light roasted coffee, tangy barbecue, pain. Pain. Aspirin and cherry cough syrups; aggregiously abrasive and completely jagged on every edge. Robitussin, even. So hot and violent and crushing and completely reckless with total malicious affront on the palate; mean in spirit, forceable, acrid earthiness. Syrupy, and wholly reminiscent of espresso steeped at highest capacity and then burnt while brewed at core of the earth temperature; bit of lemon juice and burnt peanut shells lingers with indifferent, careless acridity and ugliness in the finish. Searing pain on the internal organs here, which is a bit incomprehensible and shockingly palapable. Ulcer forming. Shit.
Furseth (1876) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2010 Bottle at 3-små rum Göteborg: Black colour, nice brown head. Aroma of citrus,raisins,dry fruits,and a alcy nose. Flavor is weery like here., can recodnice some sugar here too.Dark chocolate/fruity finish. this is a complex beer,who willl be better in some 2-3-years.
Bottle @ Home:
Re rating after almost 3 years aging.
Black colour, no head at all, some brown bubbles when it comes to the glas. Aroma is dusty,caramelly, and dark chocolate,caramelly,alcy and citric in the end. The aroma part gives hopefully, that the aging has done it well. Flavor was: smouth/creamy caramelly mouthfelling, than the bitternes thake care og the rest, almost balanced, that I mean that the sweet caramelly/choclate in the begining, was almost 50/50 when the bitternes thake over, and had a a long bitter/fruity finish. this is a beer that is complex, but enywaydone the aging well. 8/5/7/5-16=4.1
Aging a dark strong beer, is a good Idea, thats for sure :-)
Theis (11351) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ølbutikken - served in a plastic cup.
Pitch black - big brown lasting head.
Wow what a rush !! I can still taste it after 1 hour - I do get a bit afraid of this beer.
Aroma: Coffee, sweetness, high hoppy.
Taste: Lots of sweetness, brown sugar, burned, syrup, licorice, coffee.
Aftertaste: Long lasting high hoppy and alcoholic burning. _________________ Later____ Bottle - thanks Lars. Now I am not that afraid of it, it is till burning, but now a lot more pleasant !!!!
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The elaborate process of taking spent engine oil, freezing it and taking the thin layer of ice has been employed in making this behemoth. Dark thick bitter roast makes this a true sipper share this with 5 to six others its a challenge for an experienced taster
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy malty burnt aroma. Huge, frothy, light brown head. Excellent lacing. Fully lasting longevity. Black body. Harsh bitter initial flavor with a long finish duration. Medium palate and creamy texture.
Palidor19 (2741) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super Strong, Super Sweet, Super Bitter, and its pretty super. its taste is pure espresso with lots of sugar and minor touch of tartness. NOT a session beer, drink it slowly, but drink it.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is very much like a sweet espresso with molasses, soy sauce, and burnt malt. The appearance is so dark brown it is approaching black but a thin tan head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall it’s just too much for me.
Ungstrup (26475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk to celebrate my beer rating number 10,000 (yes, it is rating number 10,243, but that number includes ciders, perries, meads, and sakes). A pitch black beer with a thick very dark brown head - the darkest brown head I ever remember seeing. The aroma is quite powerful - at first you are hit by notes of alcohol, dark bitter chocolate, hard roasted malt, and dextrose, but also a lighter note of oranges. Tasting it makes me go crazy! I don’t know what to think or which tastebuds to believe - there is so many crazy things going on. At first it is normally sweet, but then the sweetness just continues to grow in intensity getting more and more like dextrose - and getting totally out of hand, but besides the sweetness there are strong notes of hard roasted malt, dark bitter dessert chocolate, soy sauce, caramel, oranges, and grapefruity and citrusy hoppy notes towards the end. And building on top of the crazy sweetness and the extremely powerful and complex flavors the alcohol is also building momentum - to top at a totally crazy level, where it together with the sweetness fries the tongue and palate, and together with the hops makes the very late finish very bitter. I must admit that the flavor is over the top for me - I hope cellaring well take the top of the extreme sweetness - so I’ll be back in a year or two. I get warm ears from drinking this...
Jukkabro (3486) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, medium sized beige head. Totally rich aroma with sweet roastiness dominating, berries, mild alcohol, port wine with strong grassy hops here also. Full bodied. Flavor is even more port winous with creamy soft palate and dominating roastiness, hops also come up, not very much though. Sweetness lasts in roasted aftertaste. Well, pretty much of everything here, not too balanced though.