Emil (6070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Bottle. Black colour with a baige head. Sharp roasted malty, dark chocolat aroma and a roasted coffee, chocolate taste. Medium to full body and a light alcoholic finish. 7-5-7-4-16
Re-Rate. Black colour with a big brown head. Roasted, rye bread, chocolate, coffee aroma and a light sweet roasted, rye bread, honey, chocolate, coffee, fruity, dry taste. Medium to full body with a long dry, roasted fruity finish.
argo0 (10382) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBESG05, bottle) Dark brown body with brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, light smoke. Medium-full body.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at RBESG 2005 - vintage 2004.
Pitch black with a fine brown head. Full and a little sharp roasted and alcoholic aroma with plenty of malt and grassy hints. A little too much alcohol. Malty and smokey flavor, mostly sweet with some bitter edges. Very full and nice balanced. Smoot and creamy and really delicious.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pure black with a beige/yellow head. Acidic roasted nose with some spicyness. Creamy, roasted, dark chocolate liquorice flavour with some buttery notes. Excellent burnt/roasted palate. Warming alcohol.
Extremely long aftertaste. Full bodied.
madsberg (8790) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2007 Bottled @ RBESG2005: Pitch brown coloured. Huge brown head. Sweet, roasty, alcoholdense, coffeeish and light sweet chocolate in the nose. Flavour is roasty and coffeeish as well. Alcohol is really doing a good job here. Some maltburnt and liqourice is there as well. Incredibly smooth and fullbodied. Ends with some dry roasty alcoholburnt. Good one
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black, very small expresso head. Very intensive licorice nose. Loads of licorice and roasted malts in full-bodied brew. Some sweetness too. Delicious, outstanding porter.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 (sampled draught at Ardbeg Room) Black as coal. Small brown bubbly head. sweet powerful aroma of figs, marzipan, syrup, and Turkish coffee. Bold full flavour of black coffee, cream with a small vinous tone. Long sweet coffee bitter aftertaste with hints of tobacco and salt.
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 [Rerate, 2005 bottle]
Wow! 1 year of maturation have made this beer a world classic! Heavy aroma and flavour sensations, big body, yet quaffable and creamy and light on its feet, vineous with whiskey, dark chocolate, cocoa, bit of raisins, plum...velvettey mouthfeel...all in all extremely complex. The best beer I’ve ever sampled.
On draught at The Rover, Göteborg.
Black. Bubbly head. Loads of juniper, along with a little licorice in aroma. Baltic sugary in flavour, with notes of tar, marzipan, dried fruits. Also, the abv shows off in flavour quite clearly, which is ok with me. Long chocolatey finish. Big, big body. This is good news!
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ HBK Black Beer Festival, Nynäshamn Backlog 26 Nov 2004
Coffee, full bodied, small head. A bit rough finish. Fried and dried.
omhper (17461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught at Hagges Bärsklubb, Nynäshamn.
Very black, rich brown creamy head. Loads of licorice. Creamy and full bodied, really rich and chewy. Surprisingly dry, a hint of molasses. Salty finish.