Erasmus_ro (1307) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 4,0% ABV. Pours a dark brown, black with a small, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, slight smoke and tar, light sour coffee. Taste is roast, light liquorice, fairly coffee, somewhat watery. Light watery, but well carbonated. Great aroma, but the thin, watery body doesn’t really provide enough backbone.
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brown colour, beige head. Sweetish aroma, roasted malts, light iron. Sweet malty flavour, caramel. Rather creamy. Finish coffee and malts, milk chocolate. Rather nice!
(from 50cL bottle, tnx for sharing, Ronald!)
Andy_ (664) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 500 ml bottle @ Rock More Pub, Viking Grace (4.0% ABV)
Dark cola colored beer, almost black with huge mocha colored head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma has cocoa, milk chocolate and ashy roastiness. Flavor is ashy roasted with citrusy fruity and piney hops. Palate is thin and watery. Finishes with a quite strong bite of bitterness leaving an aftertaste of ashes and chocolate. Kind of a dry stout with American hops, which don’t show up in the aroma but do give flavor and bitterness.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tried on tap at the brewery during a tour with Systembolaget. One of their better.
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.
Very dark blackish brown, small frothy blackish beige head, quick diss, small trace.
Malty, roasted malts, bitter choc, charred wood, salty liquorice, tobacco, burnt cereal, unripe pears, hay, lemon zest,
Bitter, malty, roasted malts, minerals, unripe pears, low grade coffee, bitter choc, moist soil, charred wood, burnt cereal, liquorice, burnt cookies, oatmeal,
Round, tiny roasted tart, tiny roasted astringent, light to medium.
Bitter, roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, bitter choc, burnt cereal, charred wood, hay, lemon zest.
Ok, nothing more nothing less.
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee.
Body: Medium body that is a bit watery, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, roasted malt, coffee.
hackobock (1300) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a dense brown head. Aroma roasted malts with coffee, very light tobacco and a smooth milk chocolate background. Taste is mild with some light milk chocolate and a light bitterness up front, some roasted malts mid through and a light smooth bitter finish. A bit watery but being only 4,0% it’s very nice.
VastActiv (2779) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Licorice, coffee and roasted malts.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma has burnt coffee and malts with british yeast aroma. Mouthfeel is quite smooth and pleasant. Flavors are somewhat bland, but are quite tolerable for the low abv. Not bad, basic and drinkable.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at ferry on Stockholm. Abv4.0. Black color, good foam. Roasted aromas, coffee & licorice. Medium body & complexity. Some bitterness, well balanced. Enjoyable