Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Whats Brewing - Saturday Session 1, Stavanger
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, caramel, alcohol and molasses. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, burned, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft to flat.
jmgreenuk (6506) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich smoky roasted malt, some molasses, dry coffee. The flavour is big liqourice bitter with a rich, smooth, roasty, dark chocolate, coffee alcoholic palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A lovely heart-warming impy with well hidden alcohol.
tmrmwel (1525) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ What’s Brewing 15. 2013 vintage. Pours pitch black, with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, with bread, cocoa, and coffee, muscovado, honey, leather and nice wooden barrels, as well as some herbal hops. Full, velvety creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet, burned malts, with coffee, leather and cocoa, as well as dark fruits and muscovado. Lingering sweet malty finish with wood and coffee.
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruits and dark chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and medium roasted. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted bitterness and sweet dark dried fruits, warming alcohol.
Bule (1525) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a thick black color without much head. Strong coffee flavor yet so well balanced. Some very fruit flavor and aroma.
willisread (1580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Big aromas of dark roasted coffee with lots of chocolate, dark fruit, malt and some mustiness. Taste is more of the same with the coffee a center stage, but some prune, currant and dark plum shine as it comes to room temperature. Body is perfect for the style with a slight creaminess to it. Finishes with bitter coffee and a hint of tart fruit. Wonderfully complex.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Roast, touch of spice, bit of coffee. Nice stuff, roast, biscuity, chocolate, very nice, coffee. Bit of bitterness but very easy drinking. I like this a lot.
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a one finger, creamy to oily head that has good retention. Aroma is big on dark fruit, fruity booze and smooth, spicy and nutty coffee, dark and bittersweet chocolate, some intense dried berry and spicy sweet bread. Flavor is deep dark fruit, molasses, earthy herbal and woody notes, bittersweet chocolate, mild mushroom savory character, dried peppers, cooked squash, dark caramel, and a bit of grilled tree fruit. Heavy body, creamy to chewy entry, light, but blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation and chewy, but more oily and sticky finish. Damn good stuff overall.
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate, coffee, roast aromas. Taste is coffee, boozy, sweetish, a little dark chocolate in there too. Bloody good
joshmcg000 (380) - Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with dark brown head. Aroma is roast, coffee and chocolate. Very big heavy body.Lots of chocolate, little bit of coffee, vanilla and lots of dark fruity stuff going on. Very good stuff.