wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of the man himself, thanks Mikkel! pours a thick opaque brown with a spongy marbled brown head that takes a bit to fade. aroma is of tons of huge, hot hops and a shadowy roasty backbone. the taste is similar, huge huge hop profile, fresh, green, astringent, everywhere. the base beer starts to show thrpough about half way through, coming up with a creamy, dry roasted flavor, nice coffee profile as well. great palate, nicely balanced between the big hop bill and the great regular beer. the hops still dominate, but definitely one of the better hoppy stouts i have had.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
RATING 1900! 6/26/10. Sampled at Tally Tasting 2010, with huge thanks to hopscotch - this was my favorite beer of the night! Wow. In my opinion, the aroma is an awesome cross between hoppiness and coffee. Very unique. It’s like green citrus coffee. The flavor is awesome coffee and citrus hops. Love it, really. Very good, wow!
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Tally Tasting ‘10… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aromatics consist mostly of burnt, resiny notes and black patent malt. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a medley of essences – hops, charcoal, espresso, acrid bitterness and mild dark chocolate sweetness. Finishes burnt, bitter and dry. Thanks to plovmand for this bottle of world class beer!
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours with a finger of tan head that leaves behind a thinner film on top of a nearly jet black, dense color.
Smells fantastic IMO, cedary, floral, and some grapefruity hoppiness over some chocolatey maltiness. Bits of roastedness pop through the aroma and then down to some resiny hops. Lovely stuff. Taste follows along the same lines, but the hops and chocolate tones don’t come together as well as in the aroma. Interesting interplay, but the roasted qualities get lost a little. Still nice stuff. Medium to thinner MF (about the same as a regular Beergeek Breakfast) with some softer carbonation. A sipping brew, but not due to the weight. Interesting brew that could almost as easily be ’classified’ as a Black IPA in some ways (at least when fresh).
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up@Kihoskh, Vesterbro. Tall fluffy choco head. Body is a shade away from pitch black. Complex aroma; Coffee, dark chocolate and hard roasted malts mixed with a massive smell of hops. Earthy, piny, resinous and slight spicy and fruity hops. Strong malt body. Medium sweet with a big coffee flavor, held in check by a bold bitterness. Distinct notes of roastedness, bitter chocolate and tar. Not entirly full, yet palate-coating. Bitterness from the roasted malts and the hops in an everlasting finish. Solid stuff.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color, with some very faint brown/reddish notes. The head is tan and really frothy, but calms down fairly fast, and turns into a small lace. The aroma is dominated by roasted malt and citrus hops. There is also some coffee and a tart note. The flavor is quite hoppy, with a decent amount of citric hops (that are fairly juciy), with some roasted malts and a tart fruitiness. I also get some coffee and liqourice, that are mostly dominant in the after taste. The body is medium almost light, with a cross between a dry and watery mouthfeel. Overall a really good different take on their Breakfast, but i prefer the original.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Damsgaard, Frederikshavn.
Massive Chocolate milk head, very dark beer.
Roasted malt, cappuchino, some charcoal, herbs and hops. Hop juice finish. Lovely complex beer, not their most extreme, but certainly one of theri most moreish.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle kindly shared by plovmand, thanks man! :-)
It pours dark brown with a big light brown head.
The aroma is dominated by hops and dark roasted malt with notes of liquorice coffee and caramel.
Flavour is roasted malt, bitter hops, liquorice, coffee and pine, with a long bitter after taste.
Could be better balanced.
Plovmand (6133) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy very dark brown with a thick creamy tan head. Hoppy yet roasty aroma with notes of coffee, caramel and chocolate. Hard roasted malt, coffee, bitter hops, pine and light smoke in the flavour. Bitter hoppy roasted finish.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with thinnish oaky head. Nose of malts, wheat and some chocolate notes. Also grapefruit and citrus. Taste of hops and citrus in the front. Then gets maltier, and chocolatey. Bitter in the finish. An interesting, and wide palette, but very uniform. Not sure this is a Stout either but I quite enjoyed it.