saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers 2008 version. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and oily palate.
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle at VV tasting, Odense. Pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is roasted coffee and milky chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and liquorice with some ashy notes. Smooth and full bodied. Vinous, oily and sticky palate. Rather simple - just damm tasty and drinkable.
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks. Black - brown head. Licorice, burned, syrup, spicy, nice hoppy, cocoa, brown sugar, sharpness, high malty, chocolate. Very nice !!!!
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Bottle, 22oz, thx to tarjei. A next to black beer with a small, tan head. Vanilla, alcohol, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma. The flavor is rather sweet, with alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts and coffee-like bitterness. Full-bodied and warming. Long, roasted finish with a good bitterness. A quite intense beer, maybe a bit too much, but really lovely and tasteful. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. 090508
Bottle, 22oz. It pours next to black, with a small, tan head on top. The aroma has mocha, licorice and some meaty scents, all well integrated and smooth. The flavor is lightly meaty, with roasted malts, mocha and a pleasant hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied and quite dry-ish. Bitter finish, both hop-bitter and roasted malts-bitter. Mocha too in the finish. A nice little Christmas beer this one. 100326
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (Konttori, vintage 2008).
Opaque black, tiny beige head. Strong licorice-tobacco, sweetish malty aroma. Full-bodied. Lots of licorice, sweet toastyness, some chocolate. High drinkabilty, very good.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty near black. Dense chocolatey, fruity aroma with fruitcake, dark malts and alcohol. Fatty, tangy body with loads of luscious malt. Chocolatey and dense, like a cheesecake. Somewhat unassertive, but some very nice and fairly unique flavours.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750 ml bottle) Pours a black body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some spices. Smooth, creamy palate. Flavor of rasted malt and chocolate. Enjoyable!
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, shared courtesy of jeffin7) Frothy tan head atop a brown-black motor oil body. Aroma is moderately sweet, semi-sweet chocolate, some bitterness, roasty, light vinous, faint alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roasty, alcohol, light coffee. Full body that holds the alcohol well.
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought at Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours completely black with a medium, staying, creamy, cappucino head. Lovely coffee aroma with some sweet chocolate and vanilla mixed in. Low carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Flavour begins with a lot of coffee, rather dry, chocolate and light viniousness, cocoa, vanilla and a little caramel. Lovely dry aftertaste, really balanced. The alcohol gets more pronounced as it heats up, giving me that good, warming and tingling Christmas feeling :o]
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Mels YEHA-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/roasty. Taste is dark malt-licorice/roasty, some acidic hops-slight bite. Occasional.