jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is of roasted grain, some chocolate syrup. The taste is honey, chocolate, light grassy hop and fruits. Just a hint of roasted coffee on the finish. Smooth and effortlessly drinkable stuff. Well-balanced. Great.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 080214
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Bishops Arms, Savoy, Malmo. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt with a little alcoholic liqourice. The flavour is strong bitter with a strong rich alcoholic malt fruit palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A superb beer indeed. Track it down if you can. Sweden is a good starting point :-)
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, sugar, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sweet.
Staffan47 (890) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Härligt krämig och samtidigt nästan lite läskande (måste ha druckigt något tungt precis innan). Tydliga kaffetoner och låg beska. SMÖF 2013
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Borefts 2012. It’s a good as black in the glass and it has a nice medium sized sidesticking brown bubbly top. On the nose there is a bit of licorice, chocolate and a fruity dark sweetness. Not really any clear roasted aromas, but it’s nice and gentle. Much more roasted in the taste! It’s average small prickling on the carbonation and it has a oily gliding mouthfeel. A bit sweet perhaps? Lot’s of sweet licorice root and some chocolate malts. Really liked this one! 30.09.2012
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found back tasting notes from Borets Festival 2012. Only putting them in now. This as one of the Mystery Beer of Närke.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, almost no head.
NOSE: some chocolate, mocha, coffee.
TASTE: very watery stout, somewhat bitter, not really my kind of thing...
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 29.09.2012, tap @ Borefts:
Lett sødmerik og fruktig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, mørke bær, mørkt sukker, tørka frukt, lakris, karamell. Lett flat frisk smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, mørke bær, gras, mørkt sukker, lakris, gras, røsta kaffi. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
JW pulls out a GROWLER of this pre hunahpus day. SAY WHAT? Yeah. WHAT THE HELL. Black pour, brown head. Flavors are big and bold, chocolate, coffee, ashy, charred wood, a bit dry on the finish. Roasty goodness. What a treat to try this!
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a richer blackish pour, dark with some ruby brown red edges. A frothy tannish head. Gentle roast, toast, and coffee. Some cocoa, gentle dryness, hops and bitterness. A bit roasty. Initial is dry, roasty, some gentle smoke. Some middling body with roast, dryness, some cookies and bakers chocolate. Middle is a bit sweeter, biscuity, toffee. Some dryness, roast preach into the backend and finish dry, roasty, gentle spice. Mellow hop presence makes an appearance. Solid.
Tinco (586) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with small of white head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, sweet, maybe some smoke. Nice porter qualities. Taste: bitter grapefruit?, chocolate, sweet coffee, nice and round! Good brew!