Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma of licorice, toffee and caramel with a burnt malt note. Sweet, roasted flavour with fruit, especially dates. Charcoal finish.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Bishops Arms, Malmo, 18th May 09. Lots of woodsmoke on the nose, malts too. Near black with a creamy tan head, which persists. Sweet and very, very drinkable. Sits well in the mouth with a lovely lingering soft smokiness.
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Rerate 2011: Draught @ Ölrepubliken Göteborg. Noire, moka.
Arôme malt, torréfie, légère note houblonnée avec une présence de malt plus allemande.
En bouche, malt allant vers le café, réglisse restant épaisse, palais est sec, fini garde note d’une légère amertume houblonnée.
’06 bottle @Tre Små Rum
pours black, off white head.
aroma and taste, malty, roasted, light chocolate and grainy with hints of fruits.
Dry mouthfeel, with a light bittersweet finish. Did not look like it aged too well.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 3 Små Rum. Wonderful black appearance, with a creamy lasting light brown head. Strong roasted and burnt aroma, fresh roasted cocoa beans, bit of coffee, vanilla, ashes. Strong bodied, smooth, balanced, with clean and sharp flavours. Drank two pint in half an hour...;-)
honkensponken (11) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Clear black with a smallish tanned head. Sadly it was served too cold. Still were nice with smokey, chocolate coffee taste and aroma, balanced. Will definitly order one when I see it the next time, best brew I’ve had for a long time.
finol (2934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draugh at Glenfiddich Warehouse, Stockholm.
Black with a brown head.
Tastes of rosted barley, smoke, some chocolate and coffe.
It was a bit to carbonated (and cold) at first.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rbesg08 grand tasting, bottled. black with a modest beige head, hints of red berry and instant coffee in the aroma, plenty of roasted chocolatey flavours and a dry finish
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<b>Draught @ STBOWF. Stockholm Beer Festival 2008, Sweden.</b>
Clear dark black color with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, burnt notes. smoke. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Nice balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is smooth and soft. 
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg - - Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Almost black, small tan head. Spicy clove aroma, some salt. Very drying palate. Rich burnt taste. Quite simple, spoilt by the astringency. Saltiness was almost crotchy.
mjs (6172) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 (Re-rate, keg at Pikkulintu, 20131203) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had smoke, roasted malts and creaminess. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, smoke, burnt malts, hops, lightly stale fruitiness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste had roasted malts, fruitiness and bitterness. A complex roasty brew. I liked.
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2008-11-18. Black. Small tan coloured head. Roasty nose with some liquorice and metallic aromas. Full bodied palate with lot of carbonation. Roastedness, metalic flavours, hint of liquorice and bitterness in taste. Roasty and bitter aftertaste. Old rating: 8-3-8-3-14=3.7