DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jason. Black body under a thick tan head. Looks great! Chocolate liquer, acidic char, ripe fruit, and some liquorice in the aroma. Wonderfully complex. The flavor leans towards sharp dark chocolate, bitter hops, sweet caramel/chocolate, and tart coffee beans. Velvety mouthfeel. Great stuff!
1FastSTi (3271) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a very black body with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is pretty strong charred dark chocolate malt, mocha, woody licorice. The flavor is sorta like a foreign stout. Dry roasted tart chocolate malt. Quite tasty. Light woody quality. Tart roasty palate.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick tan head, dark black body. Aroma has roasted cola, feet, chocolate, coffee, glue.... lots of stuff in there. Taste is roasted wood hiding sweet chocolate. A little too fizzy for me. Good beer, with the aroma sticking out above the flavor. Some hops. Later comes some slightly soured / "foreign stout" spices. Good beer.... really good the more I drink!
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black w/ a huge thick small bubled cream of wheat brown head with a thick lacing. Very nice aroma. A great roast dark grain and bitter chocolates, some spices definate touches of pepper. A couple of light fruits ni the background with a definate grassy styly hop in there. Palate is nice and thick some ok coatings but a bit bodyless after the initial bite & no cream. Flavor has an odd sour in it, it gave me a light puckering. Definate bakers chocolates with hints of coffee. and some light grasses. Pretty dang good but could have been a little fuller and bigger.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 bottle. pours pitch black. light creamy head. aroma is fantastic. very creamy. good pallete. a bit dry. lots of coffee. im happy.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Pitch black colour with a huge head. Aroma of roastedness and dusty also little sour. Little sour flavour combined with a touch of roastedness. Very nice but nothing overwelming.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted blind at Sk8vikings amazing Porter/Stout tasting - Huge head on black body, brown head; The nose is a bit closed but incredibly deep and complex, lots of dry hop: pine, resin, some flowers, apple, pear, dried spices thyme, great nose that might open with time (years); Super balanced soft a little bitter body; Into very long finish with fresh fruity hop on top of licorice, dry character of dry pine. Great beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Aroma is burnt malts and sweet fruit (very blueberry accented) that is highly concentrated. Deep black with a compact mocha head. Fore is fruit accented chocolate...rather like one of those fruit filled Cadbury Bars. Mild coffee...dark chocolate and ripe dark fruits last through all ranges...very different approach than the American Imperial stouts. I rather like the variation and that nearly blueberry fruitiness is a compliment to the base burnt dark malt and coffee flavors. very nice.
sunevdj (3019) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Pours black with a nice brown head. Sweet with aromas of dark chocolate and liquirish. Also aromas roasted malts and some caramel. Medium to low carbonation. Full bodied. Hoppy finish with a hint of tobacco in the very late finish. Delicious.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black with a small mocha head. Big roasted coffee aroma, raisin sweetness, alcohol, and a touch of anise. Smooth chocolate flavour, yeasty, lots of coffee roast, and quite bitter towards the end. Alcohol warmth is present throughout.
Sampled at the Københavnske Øldage 2006 on May 20, 2006.