haukur (1164) - Reykjavik, - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pitch black, with a huge brown head. Aroma of yeast, spices, and malts. Not as complex as I was expecting. Very dry, with a slightly spicy and dry finish. Tasty but a bit overrated
RasmusOtt (949) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a dens espresso brown bubble head. Aroma of nice dark bitter chocolate, cocoa beans, vanilla, weak smokey notes, some spices which points towards some hotness and some nice roasted coffee notes. I also think I get some almonds but I can’t tell if it’s just because I know about them or not. Taste is delicious with dark chocolate, cocoa beans, very roasted, coffee notes, alot of spices, liquorice and I also get the chili but not as strong as the Texas Ranger. This is really a treat! Very well brewed!
mike_77 (2671) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with creamy head. Aroma is grassy and spicy perhaps with some aniseed or clove? Has a thick, rich texture. Flavour has a light chilli warmth and a certain creamy taste perhaps coming from the beans.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark brown color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, hint of peppers. Bit bitter in taste, some sweetness, slight spicy kick in the finish. I dont get a lot of most of the ingredients, but at least the peppers arent that dominant either, so the beer itself is pretty much in balance. Decent stuff, though not spectacular. Just tasty.
jmgreenuk (3260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the March 2014 De Molen monthly tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a chilli spice, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Spice herb veggie? Not sure about that. A really tasty beer with the right level of spice and lots of complex flavours.
dEnk (3375) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is chili, chocolate, roast, liquorice, coffee, cream. Flavour is quite chocolate, faint chili, almond, roast, liquorice. Nice.
Vaiz (3115) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at monthly 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Black pour, thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, quite spicy, chilies, black beans, molasses and some licorice. Flavor is very spicy, quite strange, bitter but still remarkably smooth. Not too sharp. Strangely likable.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Some chocolate. A little spicy.
ansalon (843) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a low mocha head. Aroma is espresso, dark chocolate, brown sugar, honey, chilis, vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, honey. Mouthfeel is creamy and sticky with almost no carbonation. Aftertaste is chocolate, coffee and slight chili.
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Ktwse (1388) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chili, whisky barrel, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate and chili, loads of chocolate as it were. Light to medium creamy body.
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kapusil (504) - HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle. Pours like oil, pitch black and thick. The head is brown and lasts long. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, grass, star anis and mandarin. The taste is very smooth. It has a nice chocolate base on top of which there is some cocoa, smoke, grass and citrusy hops. Wow! This is an awesome beer.