fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, sherry, cognac, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. (120908)
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RB# 6400 (zip code of my birthtown), Norway #100: Shared from a bottle put on by Greg Koch@Stone, just another rediculous world class beer on this RBSG tour. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. A solar eclipse when held against the California sun warming behind us. Dense roasted malt and chocolate aroma, like a smooth piece of Belgian chocolate that you’ll enjoy in a second. Flavour is smooth, dense chocolate and roasted malt. Mild lingering alcohol into the finish. Smooth and extremely tasty - by far not as boozy as some of the first editions where.
Ungstrup (34234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt combined with notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and alcohol, which leaves a burn in the mouth. The body is thick.
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at EBF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Alcoholic aroma of liquorice, dried fruits and fruits.
Alcoholic flavour of liquorice, chocolate and dried fruits.
Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.
Still too young and alcoholic.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@EBF2008. Pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is wood, smoke, alcohol, salted licorice and a lot of caramel malts. Flavour is much the same, but will probably be better and more mellow if kept for some time. Will be interesting to see if this gets better than the first edition.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On tap) Completely opaque black with no head. Distinct aroma of burned malt, tar and tobacco. Extremely full-bodied with almost sticky burned malt and molasses - and again tar and tobacco. Very burning alcohol in the finish. 120908
omhper (23323) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Bottled at Europen Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black, no head. Tarry nose with wet asphalt and wood. Sweet and thick with compact mouthfeel and massive body. A tar explosion sends cascades of licorice, salmiak and grain vodka all over the place. When things finally settles it ends up tasting like Finnish Salmiakki-booze.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a fast disappearing tan head. Has a roasted malty boozy woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody boozy chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate spicy woody finish.
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th January 2010
Opaque black beer, thin chocolate coloured head. Dark malt nose with ’green’ coffee. Surprisingly light palate, a little soft. Spirity dark malt and coffee. A coffee liquer without the sweetness. A trace of unsweet dark chocolate. Whisper of cherry before an effervescent dark malt with minerals. Less sweet than the 1st Edition but lighter and with some fruit.
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint 0.9 fl oz bottle, laid down one year. Blackest of black with a large but rapidly disappearing dark maroon head. Aroma of alcohol, cocoa and turpentine. Taste begins with milk chocolate, progresses through raisins to tannin, then finishes with a tingly roasted cafe au lait. Worth the wait.