Grovlam (4164) - 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.
sayravai (4691) - 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.
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 (5174) - 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.
gnoff (8746) - 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.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lancing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (180508)
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Pitch black. Roasty maltiness in the aroma with chocolate, some coffee and liquorice. Great mouthfeel. The flavour has a nice soft yet profound malty roastiness with chocolate, coffee and roasty caramel. Tasty brew indeed.
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big, creamy light brown/greyish head. Roasted aroma with hoppy notes. Sweet, metallic flavour with a sharp roasted finish. 26-07-08.
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at ÅBF08. Roasted, plasticky aroma. Black colour, light brown head. Roasted flavour, nicely creamy. Also creamy flavour, slightly sweet and very nice.
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Pours almost completely black with a fine, small, creamy, cappucino head. Fair retention, and settles as a thin film with okay lacing. Nice aroma, generally rather sweet. Some prunes mix with well-roasted notes and some clear sweet milk-chocolate. Fine, quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, lots of roasted tones - especially in the long-running finish. There is plenty of chocolate in here as well, I’d just liked it to be less sweet in its first impression. Otherwise a very solid offering.