faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottella. Thanks to Emil/Sk8viking and Joergen for sharing. Black colour good steady light brown head leaving a good lacing. Roasty maltiness in the aroma with chocolate. Very good mouthfeel. the flavour has a a good soft roasted maltiness with chocolate, some liquorice and soem coffee. Roasty bit dry chocolatey finish. Tasty brew indeed.
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, hop, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is alcohol, hop, coffee, roasted malt, oily, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.
Maria (10120) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Nbutler11, thanks Nick. It is a vintage 08 and now it’s April 09. It is pitch black with a dark brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, dark, preserved fruits and light alcohol. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, preserved fruits and light wood. It is smooth, harmonic and delicious and a light bitter finish.
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Chocolate, roast, alcohol, coffee and berries in the aroma. Flavour of chocolate, roast, caramel, alcohol, herbs. Full bodied. Very smooth and silky on the palate. Cocoa, sweetness and bitterness in the end. Very balanced and easy to drink. Very nice one.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer, brown head. Malty chocolate aroma, tar and cocoa, fruits, figs, some raisins. Malty chocolate flavor, figs, some grass, tar notes.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle shared @ jbrus’s place. Pure chocolate and cacao powder in the aroma. Pure chocolate, coffee and oily hops in the flavor, the latter lingering on in the aftertaste. Delicious and well balanced.
Re-rate 2008 bottle. Pitch black and opague. Coffee and milk chocolate in the aroma. Creamy roasty bitter flavor with coffee, anis and dark chocolate. Roastbitter finish with some berries. Laurel. Huge beer, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Aroma of chocolate liqueur. Tate is thick syrupy chocolate and booze.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured a nearly opaque black with lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, light carmel ands light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry fin ish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light oak and a hint of licorice with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle received via trade with bmartin08. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, coffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, and tar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from crackedkettle.com - black coloured and with a little elusive beige foam; fair aroma of roasted malts with strong notes of black chocolate, some licorice, prune and hop presence too; quite thick, solid malt backbone and a robust sweetness; some balance comes from the hops; bitter/sweet finish with strong notes of chocolate, licorice and a touch of vanilla