MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A ring stands on the opaque black.
-Milk chocolate powder heralds a dry dessert.
-Tasty roasted malts almost evolve into smokiness, convincing their bready companion to linger.
-This has a very healthy mouthfeel for its size, nutritious yet easily drinkable, well carbonated yet never a chore.
What if you dig deeper?
-The fruitiness of dates makes a polite appearence.
-The strong roastiness verges on being vegetal.
-A simple but efficient flavor profile cannot help but create a very competent dry stout.
Bottle; best before June ’06.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good-looking, opaque black shade, offering a large, lasting, perfect light tan head of quality lacing. Generously roasty nose procures a rather smokey profile. Char wood, burning tobacco and light fruits (grapes) make for most of the taste development, but the smoke seems integrated and inherent to it all, adding a whisper of originality to an otherwise apparently BJCP-aimed brew. Limited acidity despite potentially american hops. A potential standard-bearer dry stout, hitting right on in every aspect and finishing strong and with roastiness at length despite natural watery edges in the light-medium mouthfeel of soft and gentle carbonation. Perfect execution.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black beer with a light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a nice coffee bitterness and a vague tobacco note. Roasted malty flavor with a light coffee note. Light dry and bitter finish.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 First rating
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg, February 05, 2006.
Close to black color, fruity scent and taste.
Draught at GW68, Stockholm, August 16, 2010
Black color with dark brown hints in the bottom, fluffy lasting tan head. Licorice, butter, nutty taste. Coffee and roasted, almost burnt, aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness. Lactic, sweet, roasted scent, some sweet licorice.
Less evident phenoles that in many other beers from Nynäshamns.
Not a favourite stout still, not after tasting so many after I rated this the first time, but fairly enjoyable. I have tasted it many times since my first rating, though never taken the time to re-rate until now.
At Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2011, sampled on October 1, 2011
Dark brown to black color, light brown head. Sweet,malty, roasted scent. Sweet, herbal, malty taste. Mineral aftertaste. Medium thin mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some licorice.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, big beige head. Smoky, sweet, creamy aroma. Medium bodied. Roasted, smoky, mildly sweet and junipery flavor, ending is dry with some hops. Roastiness lasts in aftertaste.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - sampled at the RBESP 2005
Toast and roasted coffee.
Jet black, brown creamy head.
Lightbodied cold coffee.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. Starts out very promisingly with a pitch black appearance and plenty of coffee and chocolate in the aroma. More of the same on the palate but there’s a lot of malt about and its not very roasty. And it ends up a bit thin. Still has plenty of flavour for a 3.8% beer but, as Duff says, there’s a definite similarity to an English mild.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (4,4%). Black colour, brown creamy head. Roasted malt and old coffee in aroma and flavour. A bit watery stout, with even some weak fruitish hints.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black colour with a baige head. Roasted chocolate coffee aroma and a light smoked roasted chocolate coffee taste. Medium body and a smoked finish.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Cask at Bishops Arms, Malmö.
Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee and cocoa powder with notes of mushrooms.
Roasted flavour of coffee and chocolate.
Light roasted finish. A bit watery.