zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Bottle from Capone’s. Pours black, with a thick, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, hops, coffee, chocolate, and a little vanilla. Flavor is coffee, hops, roasted malt, caramel, smoke, fruit, and chocolate. Medium to heavy body. This is excellent.
Plovmand (6320) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This one is my new favorite stout. A beautiful pitch black color fills the glass and ends up in a dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and some oak. The flavor is hoppy and very bitter but the vanilla and the roated malt balances very good. The beer just keeps exploding in your mouth and sticks to the teeth and ends of with a warmth from the alcohol. A fantastic beer!
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 (Bottle, First Batch) Pours an opaque black body with an average brown head. Aroma of roastiness, oak barrel, vanilla, brown sugar, and coffee. Flavor of bitter citric hops, strong roasted malt, anise, and caramel with a dry finish and an over the top bitterness and oak character.
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a beauty!
Dense black with a brown head a an aroma from heaven: Sweet, liqurice filled and with perfect notes of coffee, hops and roasted barley.
The flavour is intense and filled action-packed. Coffee, roasted barlye, hops and vanlilla fools around your tongue. The bitterness is bastand and does it’s job very well countering the sweetness.
Theres so many adventures to expirience in this beer. Seems like it never stops...
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle.BB 14/08/2011, (13,1% ABV). It´s so complex. Sour berrys/fruit, hints of liqorice, lovely biterness, vanilla... Lovely!
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is really coffeeish with some hops, roasted malts and burnt wood. Flavour is very pleasantly balanced coffee beans, yeast, roastedmalts and smoked wood. Aftertaste is acidic coffee with some mild spices and fruits.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black colored, little beige head. Extremely rich aroma, first impression is that this is better version of Victory Storm King... Aroma has dominating hops and roasted-vanilla in nice combination, mild alcohol and licorice also here with some flowery-herbal notes and even thin whiskey-tone, maybe due to this vanilla here. Near full bodied. Flavor is even richer with again plenty of hoppy bitterness, also this herbal-flowery note here, licorice with roastiness comes up too. Aftertaste is warm with medium alcohol, still not too much of it. Very long aftertaste with hoppy-roastiness.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BB 08/2011)
Opaque black (like a black hole), small expresso head. Coffeish, roasted aroma with licorice. Coffee beans, licorice, roasted malts. Dominating flavor is coffee. From the first sip alcohol hits to your face! Looooong roasted aftertaste. It is 13 % and it is easy to guess. Very warming, gimme my fireplace and glass of this stuff!
Bugrat (60) - Cph. V, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitchblack experience, with a big mass of complexety, that is surely to improve over time. Enjoy a bunch now and save a few for later...
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy hole! Incredible deep black with coffee head. Notes of extremelyness. Burned syrup, toffee, burned and heavy roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, plums, coffeechocs, "hot" burning alcohol, a winterwarmer for hours, close to the limit, wood, mint, orangechocs, fresh noseyeast and burning finish. Will buy one for cellaring!