Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. Dark, spicy chocolate nose, dark malts, burnt wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich bread and cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter cocoa finish with light coffee, good roast and some dark fruits. Rich, good.
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SBWF 2012. Black, very nice brownish head. Chocolate aroma, hoppy, licorice, milk notes, peat, soot, hay, cocoa, some tar.
Hoppy roasted flavor, hay, licorice, salt, spicy notes, cocoa, dark chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden.
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Web Shop. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, hard roasted malt and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 150715
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Black as hell thin tan head. its a malty choccy very malty beer. its ok. ok hops on finish. ok. Bit raw
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12.
Very dark mahogony brown/light black with a thin tan head that clears to a very small edge piece.
Nose is dark chocolate, hops and pine, dark malts.
Taste comprises dark malt, sugars, hops, pine, chocolate, light mineral notes.
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, bitter roasted in the finish.
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma is quite roasted and with a touch of burnt malts, dark sugar and some chocolate hints. Rather hoppy. It’s quite bitter and hoppy on the palate, with a soft carbonation level. Semi-sweet, but rather dry. Chocolate, cocoa, burnt notes, dark sugar and some coffee. Lasting finish. Feeling sort of thin on the palate, but it’s overall quite nice. 150314
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Trade with Hackobock. Thanks Jacob. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Very roasted and dry with notes of licorice, smoke and tar. Dry roasted finish with some warming alcohol. Smooth and full bodied. Old school. Quite heavy!
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - tasting. Pitch black - offwhute head. Lovely coffee, fruity, high burned malts, some sweetness, dry light acid burned notes, cocoa, light smoked, nice chocolate.some light sweetness.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KRS 140315. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, burned, sugar, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate, sugar. Very nice beer.
FatPhil (13255) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - shared via rosenberg - thanks!
Very nice hoppy twang to an otherwise decent roast. I’m thinking "black IPA" here. Lovely rich roast, slight moccha cakeyness. Retronasals are richly roasted, but also nettly hops too. Full and smooth palate pleasat carbonation. Finish roasty, heading towards burnt, but definitely not ashy. There’s a strange sharpness which is a little offputting, otherwise it’s very nice.