tmrmwel (1121) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2010 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a small, but thick head. Complex aroma of sweet licorice, caramelized and slightly burned malt, coffee, and some hints of blackcurrant. Full, syrupy body, with a very rich taste. An initial taste of apricot and sweet fruit, with a gliding transition to a good, sweet espresso style coffee. Some alcoholic presence, with a feeling of very rich red wine, requires a slight chill for the beer not to feel as a sweet bomb of syrup. This sweetness is balanced by a massive amount of hops, barely noticeable until giving a nice bitter finish.
hirigalzkar (2391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 Bottle. This beer is balanced in all its complexity. Notes of licorice, chocolate and sweet berries forms a interesting dessert beer.
finol (2286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Olbutikken.
Pours brown redish without any head.
Aroma like and BA stout.
Sweet taset of licorice, malt, coffe, chocolate, raisins and a hint of smoke.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pitch-black with a brown, creamy head and an oily mouth-feel. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, berries, chocolate and light coffee. The flavour is sweet with notes of roasted malt, berries, raisin, plum, chocolate and light sweet coffee. It’s a delicious liquid desert, ideally shared with others.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love the coffeearomas on this! It really grows on you, with some topnotes of dried fruit. The carbonation is perfect, creamy and delicious. It got a loong aftetaste, and even with 14 % alcohol and 60IBU its dominante in anyway. A perfect beer to end a meal!
Beer4000 (4768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml bottle. Very dark, brown body, close to black with a thin layer of a brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, molasses, espresso coffee and honey. Flavor is sweet, dark malt, coffee, roasted coffee bitterness, chocolate, sweet dry fruit and honey with warming alcohol. Full body, low carbonating, long, sweet aftertaste with roast, bitterness and honey. Of course this beer is sweet, as indicated by the name, but I don’t think it’s out of balance sweet and I was expecting some really sticky stuff here based on some previous ratings, but I find it quite balanced with bitterness and alcohol in smaller amounts.
tiong (4147) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,25l bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Finland
An even sweeter version of the Dark Horizon 3.
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weak carbonation not much head or cover very dark pour aroma rich fruit coffee vanilla liccorice sweet caramel chocolate flavours tawny port rich dark chocolate liccorice smooth coffee a liquer taste rich low ibu tobacco taste dry this ale has some interesting tastes finish malt sweet and yet smooth hop bitter dry ale aftertaste of liquer like pleasantness great stuff
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium high lasting creamy light brown head. Pitch black body. Solid coffee roasted barley malt aroma. Sweet and sugary creamy coffee flavor with low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.
omhper (20326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Thick black, no head. Sugary aroma. Oily and thick, a bit of coffee and roastiness, mostly brown sugar and some bready syrup. Sweetness numbs my tastebuds and just makes wonder how they got all this sugar dissolved into liquid. More a chemical experiment than a beer.