haukur (1009) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 11, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
AMAZING AND WONDERFUL are the words which spring into mind. Awesome aroma of coffee, garlic (!!), and salts. Palate is a whole symphony and the brewer conductor. It starts with a subtle salami and it ends with the aftertaste of the best coffee ever. Creamy and slick, this could be the most balanced brew on earth!
spporras (259) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 (Bottle BB 21/03/11; ABV 9%) Coffee, roasted malty (almost burned), licorice and slightly alcoholic aroma. Black colour and large, thick, brownish, slightly lasting head with good lacing. Sedimentation. Very bitter, licorice, roasted malty and coffee flavour of long duration. Warming (slightly alcoholic), dry, full-bodied, softly carbonated and creamy palate. Truly excellent brew! 05/11/06 (original rating was 8/5/8/5/17)
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottled brew from a rating party via JSquire poured a large sized head of foam with a frothy top fine to medium sized brown colored bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a opaque no visible carbonation black colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was sweet and dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of sweet dark malt and burnt malt. Delicious very smooth and good and one I would certainly like to have again.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, alc. 9%, batch nr 246, brewed 07/2006.
Opaque black, huge tan head. Strong licorice and dark chocolate aroma, also some iron, tar and smoke. Full bodied. Salt licorice, roasted malts and cold coffee. Then in the aftertaste hoppy bitter burst dominates with cold coffee and licorice. The alcoholic kicker is giving an extra punch. Aftertaste lasts ages. Good stuff.
Jukkabro (3486) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(9% ABV). Near black colored, medium sized beige head. Aroma is sweet with good touch of licorice and chocolate, roastiness and hops can also be found. Near full bodied. Flavor is rich with sweetness, roastiness, licorice and coffee, aftertaste is dominated by bittersweetness and lot of hops, also roasted tones and mild alcohol come up. Coffee also lasts in aftertaste.
Habanero (1671) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a brown, little and hort lasting head. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Lovely flavour of liqorice, black coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit and burned malt. Full bodied. Bitter, malty and alcoholic finish. A very enjoyable brew.
Hansen (5435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a Stout. Dark brown, black. Brown head, medium lasting. Malty aroma, citrus notes, burnt. Flavor is laqurice. Long dark palate.
KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong smell of roasted malt. Lovely complex aroma. Coffee, plums and raisins, with a warming finish.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Tan small head that ended up mostly diminishing, fair lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. Nose was malt, chocolate, roasty, and coffee. Very well put together. Flavor was malt, roasty, coffee, and chocolate. Smooth, oily palate. Medium body. Definitely worth a try if you have the opportunity.
Gr0ve (2038) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pitch black with a small brown head. Rich sweet and roasted aroma. Notes of vanilla and dark chocolate. Very rich flavours and a really thick mouthfeel. Well-hopped with a nice bitter balance that stands up against the sweetness and the roastedness. One can feel the alcohol through the malts. This beer has a lot of substance and is well worth trying. Very much recommended.