abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler from bottle at Nærbø Ølfestival 2011 at the Cardinal stand. Deep mahogany with a light brown rim. Raisin, wood and vinous notes fill the nose. Medium to full body. Syrupy texture. Sweet, fruity, alcoholic and bitter. Notes of prune juice.
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Literally black with a big stable tanned head, chocolatey and toasty nose with a subtle fruitiness underneath; moderate to solid , not extremely dry , bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, smooth; drier malt-bitter and chocolatey-fruity finish. Well, well, well.......
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pitch black in color. light brownish khaki colored head. low head retention with a very small amount of lacing if any. huge aroma of rich, roasted malts. some toffee, chocolate, coffee, along with some black licorice and hints of molasses. solid stout. great roasted malt flavor-bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee, and coffee. medium bodied, lots of complex flavors but smooth and mellow mouthfeel.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co., London. Brown pour, light tan head. Nice sweetness, pleasant cocoa notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet yet restrained roast in the finish, some mocha lingers. Very good.
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on Angs birthday. Thanks to Nic. Black. Its a choccy fruity beer. Some choc sponge some dark fruits of the forest. Competent
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a creamy brown head. The aroma holds almonds, glue, dark caramel, dark fudge, creamy chocolate and light coffee alongside a light off-note of green apples. Undertones of raw meat, raisins, gingerbread, fruity cocoa, vanilla and light burned/smoked hints. Creamy and full malt nose. Earthy hops with a dash of citrus. Light touch of doughy yeast. The flavor is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of creamy chocolate ice cream, fudge, nuts, light hops and soft spices. The mouthfeel is creamy, round and velvety with a light, soft carbonation. The finish is light burned from the malt and light bitter from the hops alongside a robust chocolate tone. Medium bodied.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 29/06-2011) Chocolate aroma, good taste, but the taste fade rather quickly.
Rasmus40 (17542) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Very nicely balanced. 290611
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
A: The beer pours just about black with a finger of tan colored head.
S: Something is obviously amiss right away. Green apple, booze, vinegar, and nail polish remover. There is some roasted malt aroma in there too. Maybe a bit of char and coffee.
T: This is a beer that hurts to drink. An enormous amount of nail polish remover and extremely acidic. It burns the throat and tongue a bit. Some harsh roasted malt and maybe coffee, but it’s sort of hard to tell/care.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Simply painful and atrocious.
madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, light chocolate, coffee. Chocolate, coffee, sweetness, roast, liqourice, spice, cocoa in the flavour. Medium to full bodied. Has a dry roasty bitterness in the end. Very nice.