Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Low and quickly disappearing off-white head. If the last one I had was black this one is even blacker. Coffee choccolate aroma. Preaty heavily carbonated and hoppy flavor with coffee. Long lasting aftertaste.
thewolf (10555) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, omhper!]
Pours pitch-black, deep brown head stays for quite some time in my tulip glass. Aroma is lots of coffee, dark chocolate and some ashes. Light mouthfeel. Flavour begins sweet, chocolatey, then turns very dry, ashy and well bitter. Very smooth.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Brown head. Head is creamy and lasts. Aroma brings coffe, chocolat, tar and malt. Flavor is hops, tar,coffee, malt and chocolat. The palat is wonderful. Round and smooth.
Maria (9913) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haket-Göteborg, shared with a bunch of RBs. Pitch black with a huge, nougat and creamy head, that leaves a dark brown lace. The mouthfeel is oily and the aroma is full and has a lot of dark chocolate and coffee. The flavour has dark roasted coffee and malt, chocolate, an nice full body and ditto bitterness, and the finish is long and nicely roasted. 2373
larsga (5829) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big dark brown fine-laced head. Opaque black body goes dark brown at edges. Deep milky burnt chocolate aroma with dry coffee notes. Sweetish light burnt sooty dry coffee taste with oily pine needle and cocoa notes. Slightly thin mouthfeel. No real aftertaste. Quite nice, but more body would improve it. (0.5l bottle at Tegners.)
ekstedt (4936) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50 cl) at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Opaque black, creamy beige head. Intensely roasted malt aromas with notes of coffee and green pepper fruits, and some salty liquorice. Medium to heavy bodied, and smooth mouthfeel. Very dry and bitter, a bit harsh and unbalanced.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Bottle at Haket,shared wit nice bounch of RBs. Black colour,flat hbrown head.
Aroma of tar,coffee,dark Chocolateand salt lakris. Flavor is almost the same,some raisins is there too in the flavor, medium body, and a nice burned,alc finish. Nice!
New Rating, this one on Draft: Black colour, with a thin head. Aroma of flowers, citrus, dust,earthy, coffee,dark choclate. Flavor is almost the same here, but has a thin mouth feeling. 8/5/7/4-15=3,9
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black pour producing a thick and dense light brown head. A rather sugary aroma offers brown sugar notes too match the latte coffee. It grows quite beany as it warms, but the anise component make that seem fitting. A fairly solid dark fruit basis also enters the portrait: raisins and plums mostly. The result feels fairly authentic, though th alcohol is nowhere to be found. Slightly powdery, medium palate. A rather aromatic stout that does not quite manages to translate all those subtleties on the palate.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 A Mes rate: Bottle at the Struise Farm during Urbain’s Post Zythos Struise Tasting.
A very good looking beer, totally black and opaque. Nice chocolate malt aroma with some aniseed, a little metallic note and lots of liquorice and coffee. Similar flavour with a slight salty touch and some pleasant earth and smoke. Very dry finish. Bit of a sting on the palate, not quite enough body and too much carb. Not brimming with character but decent stuff and drinks strangely above its strength.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasted malty flavor, some weak hints of smoke. Also hints of chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish with a long aftertaste with lots of chocolate.