saxo (12773) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, roast malt, chocolate, caramel, notes of smoke and hops.
HenrikSoegaard (9745) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some dark fruits and smoke present. Moderate bitter nice smokey flavor with chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s pitch-black with a light-brown, creamy head, and the aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, light smoke and dark fruits. The mouth-feel is fat. The flavour is sweet with notes of roasted malt, licorice, light smoke and dark fruits. Initially it’s fantastic, but after a while it seems to lack a bit to go the entire mile.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL shared with Travlr at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, Sweden. The pour is a deep, deep ruby with a thinning, tan head. Not much retention and weak lace. Aroma is not too smoky, more salty, pimento, olives. Really just giant black olive nose. Taste is bacon, smoke, alcohol, Baileys Irish Cream, meaty, sweet maple, spicy chocolate. Really just outstanding. Palate is sharp, big carbonation, prickly, but ends up oily.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, great recommendation from staff. Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma of French roast coffee. Taste is dark cocoa with a burnt edge. Subtle and complex. Great stuff.
dink (49) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is near black with butterscotch beige head. Getting a lot of smoke, iodine, burned wood. Big smoky flavours, char, tobacco, sweet malt and salted black licorice, but also a bit of wet grass/hop/peat aroma. Creamy taste, sticky mouthfeel. Not overly sweet, dry ash finish.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and roasty aroma with molasses and light dark fruits. The flavor has roasted and smokey malts, with sweet molasses and dark fruits. Nice.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with esp0r at Ölrepubliken. Massive black color, tiny nut colored head. Aroma of burned wood, bacon and coffee. Malty kind of messy taste of licorice and coffee.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ölrepubliken shared with Daje. Black, no head. Some lacings on glass, so it’s not ugly :) Smells of bacon, smoke, burned wood and some foot sweat. Taste is egg and bacon. Some sweetness. Too much smoke i’m afraid. Oily feel. Finish is not very hoppy.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of BBQ, smoke and roasted chocolate malt. Taste of BBQ, smoke, coffee roast and roasted chocolate malt. Smoky.