TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, small head. Licorice in the nose. Very solid, tasty porter. A bit sweetish, good malt profile, some licorice and coffee. Nothing extreme here, good! I like it and reserves a title "the best non-extreme beer @EBF 2008".
bierkoning (10147) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ EBF 2008. Licorice in the aroma. Salty, malty roasted flavor with licorice. Soft velvety finish with licorice and honey.
Beer4000 (4437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at John Bull Pub, Ålborg. Dark brown, close to black body with a small, creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, mocha, coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is biter coffee, chocolate, light burnt malt and fruity. The finish has some kind of nutty bitterness. This is s really great beer, lots of flavors and quite refreshing.
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
++Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen.++ Black, small beige head. Roasty coffee aroma. Dryish and heavily roasty. Medium bodied with some dark chocolate. The mouthfeel seem to consist of a solid core with mushy edges. Some asphalt lingers in the finish. A solid porter with lots of things going for it.
charlotte (4171) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black colour with small beige head.Aroma is sweet like brown sugar and mild licorice.Flavor is mild rosted and with a medium body,some coffee note to finish it all off.
gnoff (7757) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at EBF 2008, Sunday September 14)
Clear dark redbrown to black color, tan head. Butterscotch, sweet malty, salty taste. Dry, butterscotch, grainy scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Almost black with a small, beige head. Sweetish-licoricey, moderately roasty aroma. Slightly sweet, nicely licoricey, smooth and pleasant flavor. Almost full body with low carbonation. Very well balanced, enjoyable and full-bodied stout, without being cloying.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Large thick creamy beige – brown head that really lasted. Good display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma came out with a hint of what could appear bitter malty, but that disappeared as the beer warmed up. Then notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and liquorish appeared. Quite full bodied with a soft carbonation and somewhat thick texture. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with good burned bitterness. Bitter malty roasted finish that lingered.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black coloured with a frothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, sweet malts and some coffee. Flavours of sweet molasses, roasted malt and dark fruit.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour with a light brown head.Roasted coffee bitter aroma with a vague sweet note. Roasted, coffee bitter flavor with fruity and chocolate sweet notes.