Travlr (20335) - 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.
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Black color. Very nice aroma, roasted malt, creamy, smokey, light liquorice. Good body, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt, smooth, seducing. A touch of vanilla, liquirice, smoke. Excellent.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle shared at Partizan - many thanks to Paul! Pours oily brown with a rich, creamy tan head. Burnt meat in the nose, good roast, mild cocoa, dark sugars. Medium sweet flavor, balanced smoked malts, meat, dark fruits, raisins, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild bitter earth finish, dark chocolate, faint tangy raisins, some torched wood, mellow smoke. Delicious beer. (4.3)
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a fine, beige cream head. Lightly smoked dark malts in the nose, some charred meat. Medium to big sweet flavor with mellow smoke, ham, faint dry cocoa, hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Nice smoked meat to finish, with a bit of burnt earth bitterness, hints of tangy dark fruits. Great balance overall but still rich. (3.9)
rlgk (17130) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, V:a Hamngatan, Göteborg. Black beer with a brownish head. Coffee and licorice aroma, tar, sweetish, roasted. Smoky burnt sweetish flavor, strong, bitter notes, tar and licorice.
Rasmus40 (16743) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate smoked wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily and smooth. 210412
yngwie (16392) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick tan head, looking really gorgeous. There’s some smoked notes in the aorma, almost like a blend of smoked fish and bacon, but in a nice way. Burnt malts, peat, some alcohol and sweetness as well. The flavor is rather sweet, with roasted, peaty malts and a faint note of vanilla. Full-bodied and pleasantly warming. Long finish with sweetness, burnt malts and a little vanilla. There’s some dms as well in the beer, but just a tiny touch of it, else it’s a quite wonderful one, sure didn’t expect this from Iceland a year ago. 090720
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 thanks to Jan for this one.
Black with a thin tan head that clears to a film.
Nose is dark malt, light booze, medicinal notes, smoke, wood, vanilla.
Taste comprises brown sugars, light chocolate, smoke, toffee, sweet tasting.
Fullish body with fine carbonation, dry finish,
Good stuff - plenty of depth and the alcohol is kept well at bay!
saxo (16189) - 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.
TBone (15712) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark opaque black color, small beige head. Smokey, bacony aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, sweetness, smokeyness, tar, bacon. Feels less than its ABV.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nearly black in color with a tall tan head. It’s certainly smokey. There is quite a bit of roasted malt and a touch of salted nuts. Pretty simple and straightforward aroma. A light sweetness on the palate; some toffee and a bit of chocolate to go with lots of roasted malt and smoke. There is a slight alcohol flavor in the background.