Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
thomat (2167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with a medium, tan head. Fruity with liqorice tones. Fruit, chocolate, malt and liqorice.Full bodied with a long, bittersweet finish.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Dark brown to black and pouring with a medium brown head. The scent seems sweet roasted malt, dark fruit and notes of smoke is sensed. The relatively high alcohol content perceived in both fragrance and flavor. Taste follow your nose. the aftertaste is slightly bitter and relatively dry
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle thanks to tbadiuk. Best before 14.09.2013.
Appearance : Deep black with medium brown foamy creamy head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with hops. Light coffee. Light chocolate. Not much alcohol.
Taste : Quite a lot of hops with some alcohol. Roasted malt and light coffee. Finish has great notes of dark chocolate with hops.
Overall : A bit too much alcohol on the first part of the finish. Second part is very nice with hops and nice dark chocolate. Not much smoke. I really think there’s a bit too much alcohol on the finish. Still it’s an enjoyable. Alcohol smooth out a bit at the end. I’ll let my second bottle age a while.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma has a lot of sweet smoke and milk chocolate. A bit of soft cherry fruitiness along with some light cocoa. Fresh and chocolatey with a bit of soft pepper cutting through the finish. Very nice stuff.
saxo (14243) - 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 (10870) - 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 (10176) - 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 (8755) - San Diego County, 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 (13458) - 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.