Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft courtesy of the Ladies of Nogne O, Ilsa and Ingrd - thanks! Murky brown color, small beige head. Aroma of slightly sour coffee grounds and pumpernickel bread. Taste is sour plums, raisins, coffee, subtle cocoa. Nicely complex and full of character.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Danske Ølentusiasters Ølfestival 2012, Copenhagen
Black color, with brown creamy head. Moderate aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, ass. Strong flavor of dark chocolate, but also a bit too much roasted malt, liquorice; salty finish; good body strength, and the mouthfeel is quite round thanks to some residual sweetness.
Good, not impressive.
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Day Two. Pours black with a creamy, beige head. Has quite a fruity nose, some ripe grapes and berries, moderate roast. Medium to big sweet flavor with plenty of chocolaty dark malts, burnt wood and a bit of whisky-like hard alcohol. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with restrained cocoa, some dark, dried fruits, bitter cocoa. It’s a nice beer and well-rounded, but just doesn’t have anything to push it into ’great’ territory.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer with a small head. Malty chocolate aroma, cocoa, licorice, raisins. Chocolate flavor, cocoa, licorice, figs, raisins, licorice notes, sourish, hop notes.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a dense, almost creamy, tan head of two-finger size. Both lasting and lacings producing. Not black in color, but pretty close. The aroma is on the dark side, as expected, with roasted malts, mocha, milk chocolate and some alcohol notes and a pleasant piney, citrus peel-like hoppyness. Mellow and pleasant. Really pleasant actually, even though I’m not in the mood for dark, heavy ales for the moment. The flavor continues what the aroma started, it’s oily and smooth on the palate, although a bit warming. Soft carbonation, and towards the end the bitterness adds another dimension to the flavor. As mentioned, I’m not in the mood to drink on the dark side these days, but I certainly enjoyed it anyway. 120322
Rasmus40 (15773) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DØE. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 100512
Koelschtrinker (15597) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rund malziger Antrunk, intensiv mit leichter Süße und gänzlich ohne Alkoholnoten. Schokoladig, getreidig, zum Ende passend aber intensiv trocken. Mir zu dumpf, sonst gut! 11/12/11/11//11
TBone (15523) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, steady creamy brown head. There is rye in the aroma, some toasted notes and light sweet chocolate. Medium-bodied and soft palate. Cocoa, milkyness, some rye and light alcoholic bitterness in the aftertaste. Pleasant.
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Festival, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Roasted, smooth and slick with a bit of coffee and liquorice. Straight forwarded.
Theis (14938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2012 Draught at MikkellerBAR. Black - brown head. Burned. Fruity. Licorice. High malty. Sweetness. Ok bitterness. High licorice. Nice light spicy rye. Light sharp boozy and hoppy finish.