Plovmand (6589) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is oat, dark roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and a good bunch of hops. The flavor is bitter roasted with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Good hoppy balance. Bit thin.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Black color. Very coffeish aroma with pepper, grass, leather, juniper and hint of smoke. Sweet and roasty flavor with grassy coffee, licorice and bitter chocolate. Full body, some tannic astringency in the palate. Not my favourite IS, but quite complex.
bergstaden (1376) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - very good roasted malt aroma - a good roasted malt body with some coffee flabours - the roasted malt lingers for a long time in the finish - this was good
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours an opaque black. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of coffee and band aid. Also some hints of smoke. Medium to full bodied.
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, brownish creamy head. Strong aroma of roasted malt, with some ashes (too much); some biscuity malts, and quality hops. Smooth mouthfeel; very good flavor of roasted malts, biscuits, some burnt malts, coffee; strong bitterness with a lot of hop resins; long final.
Melker (218) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Choklad och frukt. Soja, lakrits och krydda. Nästan inget rostat alls? Ser att andra här tycker att den var väldigt bitter men jag kände knappt något beska.
Mycket len och lättdrucken.
fantti (731) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with one finger dark-chocolate-like head. Leaves little lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is mostly roasted and coffee-like. It has also smokiness, herbs and a little fruits. Taste has a lot of coffee, too much in my opinion. Coffee is followed by herbs and roastiness, it is also little burnt. Palate is agressively hoppy and tingly. All in all, this is way too coffee-like and burnt in my opinion, also hoppiness is too rough.
rarbring (1531) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, dried dates, sweet chocolate, dried peas and smoked meat.
Appearance: A black brown colored beer. A high brown head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting dark roasted bread, cured meat, dates, dark chocolate and bitter peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A medium body with a long dry finish.
Overall: Dark, potent, maybe a bit to bitter.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 0000-00-00.
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle i Stockholm, Wicked Wine tasting.
Smoke, sweetness, coffee, long finish. Chocolate.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deep dark brown close to black colour, medium light brownish head, creamish like. Pleasant well roasted malty swett like aroma with chocolate and dark fruits, bit spice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has plenty of roasted malt along with chocolate, spice, dark fruit and a pleasant bitterness. Well balanced.