Rasmus40 (9591) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big and lasting greyish brown head. Aroma is sweet, hard roated malt, light burnt, coffee and extremely hoppy, pine and grapefruit. Flavor is rather sweet and the finish is very bitter. 080111
gunnfryd (9704) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is hop, grapefruit, coffee, pine. Flavour is hop, grapefruit, coffee, alcohol, pine. Very nice beer.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, thanks mybestfriend) Pours black with large, light brown head. The aroma is very “green” hoppy up front with tones of cat box, juicy grapefruit, blood orange, resiny pine, apricots, mint and black currant tea. The malt is medium roasted with quite dry profile of coca, coffee beans and tar. Undertones of vanilla, liquorice, bell pepper, gravel and parsley. Some light oxidation - wet dog and wet cloths. Very aromatic in the nose both from the hops and coffee. The flavour is dry, medium to heavily bitter and light to medium acidic. Coffee, roasted malt and hops blends well in the taste. Lingering citric, piny, earthy and resiny bitterness. The only downside is the light oxidation and a tiny metallic touch. The mouthfeel is clean and somewhat smooth with a medium carbonation. Medium to full bodied.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from Erzbierschof.ch - dark black coloured with a solid long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; roasted ans robustly hoppy with notes of cold coffee and vanilla; initially creamy mouthfeel, astringent and full-bodied; very bitter, long fruity hoppy finish with notes of licorice and almonds - a hop soup
daniele (4775) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitstente naso tostato caffe con aggiunta di luppolo americano che da una nota aromatica inusuale ma invitante discretamente amara secca
Mjollnir (381) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a giant chunky tan head that settles to a persistent covering. Strong resinous and roasted coffee aroma with subtler notes of chocolate and citrus. Heavily roasted coffee flavour, a little chocolate, strong hop flavours, low sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium bodied, high carbonation, reasonably creamy but also pretty floury with a lingering bitter finish.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium beige head. Black body. Roasty fir tree and coffee taste with resiny notes. Quite rough. Dry-bitter burnt coffee taste with oaty notes. Thinnish body. Sharp, dusty mouthfeel. Dry coarseish roasty coffee aftertaste with earthy metallic notes. Not really very successful. (0.5l bottle shared by gr0ve.)
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick black pour with a rocky tan head that lasts a while. Aroma has plenty of piney hops and coffee but is very smokey as well, ashy even. Flavour pretty much mirrors the aroma. Mouthfeel is dry and surprisingly light with high carbonation and a lingering roasty, bitter finish. A little less refined than the original but still a very good stout.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours black, no highlights. Smell has coffee, fresh-cut grass, bits of wood smoke. Taste is dry and bitter and burnt. Coffee has subsumed with ash and smoke and charred wood. Very highly carbonated- I wish it wasn’t quite so. Bitterness really takes over on the aftertaste- strong grapefruit and lemon pith.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a foamy beige head which collapses quickly. Aroma of strong raw hops and some licorice. Flavour of raw hops, pine needles and strong black coffee. Medium/full bodied with a thick and slick mouthfeel. Very dry raw hoppy finish. Alcohol on the finish. Hoppy and delicious.