fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Dark black color with a huge, rocky, excellent lacing, fully lasting, brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, rum, vanilla, roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, salty notes, and with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ;o))
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle #18 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Pours dark brown to black with alacing tan head. Sweet and fruity hops aroma with a nice malt roasted malt flavour. Flavour is dry and slight smoked towards roasted malty. Fruity hoppy flavour following. Bitter and dry finish with a persisting fruity hops flavour nicely complimenting the mild roasted malt finish.
Ungstrup (34213) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of chocolate and strong notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, sweet drops, hops, and grapefruit, leading to a dry roasted finish.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at GABF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a huge beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee with notes of smoke and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of coffee, liquorice, hops and grape fruits.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (Thanks Degarth!). Black colour, big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans with some hints of burnt wood and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some slight hints of vanilla and hops. Alcohol shows a little bit in the finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours completely opaque black with a creamy beige head. Distinct burned malt aroma. Full-bodied with very burned malt flavours, fruit - melon - and a distinct malt bitter finish. 260708
anders37 (22676) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Dry roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hoppy hints. Dry roasted finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at AK BW fest 2016. Black color, big brown head. Coffee grounds aroma. Taste has coffee grounds and cocoa powder, dry finish.
cgarvieuk (21036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ... depp black ... nice tan head... sweet chocolate nose ... bitter chocolate front with some coffee ... quite dry with hoppy back bone thats maybe a bit heavy ...
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 IBU, 1073 OG
The color is absolute black, with a brownish creamy head on medium size. It has a mild aroma of bread and roasted malt. The body has a good strength, quite round mouthfeel, with a good flavor of roasted malt and dark caramel, the bitterness is a crescendo till the end, very nice; there is a trace of liquorice; long final. Very good, almost Imperial.