rxeight (994) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.5 oz bottle into snifter. I like how they put in the to ketone box to make it look bigger. Like this actually might be a 12 oz. nope 8.5 for $16. Super black pour minimal head. Aromas of insanely dark European Malts. Touch of sweetness almost like can sugar. Dark fruits maybe some blueberries, hint of coffee not as much as I would have expected. Somewhat boozy. Good stuff, you get the hint that it is very strong but the sweetness and strong malts hide the booze well
alexsdad06 (4371) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone in the group. Pours a very dark brown to black color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark caramel, dark fruit, raisins, blackberry, coffee, cooked veggies, some alcohol with a medium plus body. Solid, but can get just as solid with less cost.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Rich malt and chocolate aroma with coffee. Sweet caramel/toffee flavor with coffee and light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Sweet caramel/toffee lingers with coffee and vanilla.
Toomio (94) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Snapsilasista juotavaa erakoitumisolutta. Tätä pitäisi olla kotona korillinen. Heittämällä kärkeen.
Unde (263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with cinnamon coloured big head and some lacing too. Quite stingy aroma with syrup, dark chocolate, espresso and some bitter hops. Syrup, dark roasted chocolate, espresso, bitter hops and roasted malts dry up your mouth in the end. Oily body and low carbonation, so delicious.
Beerhammaren (862) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
.25l bottle from Alko Jyväskylä
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, dark malts, rubber, syrup. Somehow I expected more aromas... Flavor is roasted malts, syrup, dark fruits, gingerbread, coffee, dark chocolate. Nice long bittersweet aftertaste. Full bodied flavor. Swell! MAYBE I re-rate this on 2015-2016....
mile (2662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, small and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Full, malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt and coffee, some dark fruits and vinous notes. Body is full, malty and sugary sweetish flavor, some roasted malt and light coffee, light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sugary sweetish, some roasted malt and some coffee, faint hoppyness and some alcohol. Really nice fruity/vinous aroma - flavor/finish lack the fruitiness. Aroma and flavor are not in balance. This one is not in par with Dark Horizon 1.
thomat (1848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty with chocolate tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and hops. Full body with a long, bitter sweet after taste.
bgb1991 (91) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate, coffee, and more chocolate on the nose. Like fresh brownies. Silky smooth, rich, tan head. For 16% ABV it taste amazingly smooth, but does have that bite to it. Not as much coffee bitterness as I expected. What a treat though, be sure to let it warm up to experience the depth of flavour.
Sigmund (4680) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Temporary rating, sample from 250 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger.
Will re-rate as soon as I sample a whole bottle. Astonishingly smooth and pleasant flavour, very tasty, but not extreme.