LinusStick (2956) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Maria! After so many imperial stouts it is nice to have just a....umm...non-imperial. Aroma of coffee. Pour was a thin black with a tannish red head that dissipated quickly. Taste was a mix of roasted malt with coffee and some smokiness in the after taste. A nice change of pace from where I’ve been lately
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
20.5 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black with a half-finger mahogany head. The aroma is of roasted coffee and chocolate. The flavor is WEIRD! - there is creamy roasted coffee followed by very bitter hops, then chocolate and molasses. Smooth, sweet and suprisingly thin. Very good.
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
66 cL bottle. Pours completely black with a huge creamy head, almost looks like chocolate cream. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. I have to admit that the aroma is weak compared to the taste that follows - my oh my. creamy mouthfeel. Taste is very complex yet in perfect balance. First and foremost: I’m so happy not to encounter yet another helltauer beer :). There is coffee and bitter hops together with tart bitterness of the chocolate that is providing a differentiated bitterness through a sip. Starts hop bitter, then coffee followed by chocolate and ending in a characteristic coffee bitterness blended with hops. Chocolate and oatmeal also provide a sweetness and softness throughout. Aroma hops (cascade and centinnial) gives the beer a slight touch of freshness without at any time stealing the picture from this full coffee, chocolate and oatmeal breakfast.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Bottle 0,66l. Thanks to Rune for sharing this one. Pitch black. A small tanned head. A rich, spicy aroma. An flavor that expands in your mouth. Very rich in taste. Roasted malts dominates after a while. Well balanced - and an aftertaste that lasts. KI=5
Rune (8944) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last time I visited Copenhagen I got hold of a 660ml bottle at Barley Wine. The bottle was brought back to Tromsø and shared with some good friends at a drinking session.
Pours a black-as- coal body under a lasting, beige foamy head leaving great lacing on the glass. Rich hoppy aroma supported by black malty hints. Lots of dark chocolate malts in a complex roasty taste than also includes dark berries, ending up with a rich and lingering aftertaste of coffee. Perfect balanced. Moderate to full mouthfeel (23.02.2007).
Sammy (9281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Saved over from annual trade with Madsberg. An excellent stout with coffee aroma. Dark and roasty with giant head that is soapy. Then there is some lace. High perceptable alcohol there and chocolate and chocolate malt. Creamy taste.Oatmeal, A tad smoke. Perfect coffee and unbelievable overall balance.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown/black with a huge creamy brown head. Sleightly smoked aroma along with hobs and coffee. Extremly malty roasted bitterness in the flavor leads to a very dry finish. Very powerfull brew that doesnt allow you to taste anything else for a few minutes. Make sure you have someone to share with if you break open a big bottle
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a beer gathering in Birkerød. Nice deep dark brown colour with darkish brown creamy long lasting head leaving a very good lacing. Strong aroma of coffee, chocolate and good roasted malts. Flavour of well roasted malts, good chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, smoky. Long bitter, roasty coffee finish.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(sample at the Düsseldorf RB gathering) Black as tar coloured with a dark brown foamy head. Roast-malty aroma with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Roast-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a pleasant, smooth carbonation. Strong roast-malty aroma with the impression of coffee-beans, but unfortunately not much more; dry, moderately bitter, roast-malty finish with loads of coffee notes. Very interesting and highly quaffable but also not that complex brew.
bierkoning (10879) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Olbutikken. Opague, dark brown head. Licorice and pineapple in the aroma. Licorice in the malty sweet flavor. Full bodied. Pleasant roast character. Coffee, pineapple and cacao. Abundant with flavors and aromas and not without character and complexity.