joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate, hops and dish washer with notes of coffee.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and grass with notes of grape fruits and coffee.
Dry roasted and hoppy finish.
charlotte (4854) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with small beige head.Aroma of rosted coffee beans and licorice,some flavor of wood and vanilla, light dry and smooth finish.
Russo (1912) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Omhper for this gift! I really enjoy the aroma of this beer is amazing! Color is pure black with a beige head that keeps a thin layer until finish, aroma is complex, notes of Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and plum, flavor is pretty much the same with a tasty bitter balanced with a soft sweetness. Finish is loooong.... I love it! My trip to Scandinavia was really rewarded!! :D
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big brown head. Opaque black body. Strong spicy roasty burnt aroma with wood, tar, and milk notes. Dry (and faintly acidic) burnt pine needle taste with resiny coffee notes. Mid-bodied. Smooth, buttery mouthfeel. Dry burnt coffee taste with spicy pine needle notes and traces of chocolate. A hard and intense beer because of all the black malts, but interesting and drinkable even so. (0.33l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
Linnet (1327) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown head, deep black/reddish colour.
Aroma is hoppy and fruity, and a bit sweet. Chocolate, roasted, coffe, dark fruit.
Flavour is the same as the aroma with a very distinct bitterness.
Mouthfeel is average,crisp.
Again impressing Stefan!
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with large beige head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Dry hops and quite long, dry after taste. Soft, medium body. Good balance.
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Secret Santa and shared with Shawn: Deep brown hue with a small frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of roasted and chocolate malts, some vanilla, plum, raisin and walnut esters along with a earthy yeast vapour. The taste is chocolaty and nutty in addition to a light roast and charred component. A bit fruity and yeasty as well. The mouth feel is soft and medium-bodied. Okay, met expections.
SrSilliGose (3325) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by bbb63- thanks mike. Pours a clear brown with some mahogany highlights. Aroma of cocoa, dough, coffee, malt balls. Flavor is a doughy, dusty, cocoa mix. some light roast. Dry. Not bad. flavorful. The playdoughylike cocoa note was a bit weird. good.
omhper (21758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Near black, small head. Cocoa dominates the nose. Sweet and dense with solid body. Flavour of mud cake and vanilla. Light resiny bitterness.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle.
Near black colour with beautiful pale brown rocky head. Clean aroma from cocoa and grassy hops. Smooth, chocolatey flavour with flowery, piney, nutty and grassy hops, rubber ballooon, mint, bitter chocolate, bit of acidity and an overall feeling of rye bread - all are elegantly acompanying to the flavour profile. Velvetty mouthfeel and really nice balance. The finish is long and there’s bitter chocolate, rye bread and slight acidity lingering. Medium bodied. Bitterness is smooth and not overpowering. Great beer with the best balance!