janubio (279) - - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle. Black colour with a brown head, looks alike a Guinnes or some other stout. The head dissapears quickly, but all the while and some lace. Smell: At first it smelled to me like a red wine, then coffee, chocolate, hazelnuts and toasted notes appeared. Very promising, but... very thin in the palate, watery. And the taste, i don’t think the aromas transferred to it, only hints of chocolate, milk, coffee and hazelnuts Good, but it can be better, I’ll try it again in the future.
Foffern (728) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Has a dark nutty brown colour with a light brown medium head. Has a malty aroma with lots of nuts and wood, roasted malt and coffee. Light flavour with much of the same but more faint but with some dark fruits and hops. Has a smooth mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. Nice aroma but a bit light flavour.
Vargatul (131) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, from Carrefour, Madrid.
Brown liquid, beige head.
Aroma has notes of black olives, dried plums, raisins, alcohol.
Medium body, low carbonation, bittersweet taste, abrupt bitter finish.
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty resiny papery
aroma with chalky grainy notes. Dry sooty taste with faint
fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, chalky mouthfeel. Dry roasty
chocolatey aftertaste with mealy fruity resiny notes. Kind of
simple and straightforward, but no real off flavours. (0.33l
bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 L bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk. Small light brown bubble head. Dark mahogny brown body with good clarity. Mild dryish cocoa-ish nutty malt aroma. Taste is on the sweet side of bittersweet. Light watered down, with tones of malt drops and peppery caramel. Noticable earthy bitterness. Light caramel malty ending. Does not stand out, yet a pretty decent and quaffable Brown.
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle. Yeah, it’s a negra one. As good as black in the glass and it has a small quickly sidesticking bubbly light tan head. On the nose this reminds me of leather shoes - the once I use in weddings and Christmas tables. Also, some roastiness with lot’s of dark malts and and a little coffee-dryness. it’s quite average on the carbonation with a soft oily mouthfeel. Roasted and slightly burned "thin" flavors. It definitely tastes black. Some sweet type licorice and more leather also appears. Most likely psychological, but I also get a thin ink-like flavor. Really light drinkable actually. Yeah, I did not mind this one a bit. 12.10.2012
batneil (124) - - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Buenas Migas Focacceria. Very dark colour, treacly flavour to match. Slightly fizzy, thin head. Good.
gunnar (3584) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Valkendorfgaten, Bergen.Pours almost pitch black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma of toffee and dark chocolate.Taste is moderate sweet, light roasted caramel, and some strange artificial sidenote, light watery mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but nearly.
sfuen03 (138) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, tulip glass, aprox 10ºC. A little bit dissapointed by this one; Gardenia makes very good stuff but this one seemed not very worthy. Black brown, somehow sad appareance; decent brown head which dissapears fast. Nice but weak aroma, a little roasted chocolate & licorice. Nice but unoriginal taste, nothing to be remebered; boring aftertaste. Nothing more than decent.
altonbrownd (4208) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Carrefour in Madrid.Dark brown body with thin toasty head. Nose is sweet, chocolate and coffee. Taste is malts, quite bitter, then gets coffee and lemony in the early finish. Watery texture with sweet bits. Quite nice actually.