jmgreenuk (5530) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of sic1314. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is big roasty smoked malt, dry coffee, red berry fruit, caramel and alcohol. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a moderate, smooth light alcohol, light fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Looks great, smells awesome, but then it all faded away.
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a big brown head. Aroma of roast, licorice, near burnt notes, dark chocolate, dark fruits and spices. Flavour is over moderate sweet and fairly heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4751) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries and toasted malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, light cocoa, light liquorice, quite smooth.
CPH2200 (325) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7.5% abv. Brown head, pitch black. Chocolate and vanilla notes, dry bitter aftertaste. Not bad but no very xmas-like either, actually somewhat dissapointing.
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium high lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee choccolate vanilla aroma. Creamy roasted malt coffee choccolate flavour with a nice bitterness and a touch of liquoriece. High carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish. Solid body. Alcohol well hidden. Well balanced.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (BB July 2014). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (cocoa, roasted grain, coffee), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Pretty mediocre...ordinary aroma and pretty sour in the mouth.
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kiddo & Ko tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, spices, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel). Flavor medium+ sweet, medium spicy and bitter. Almost full body. Raelly nice.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasted malt, spices, coffee, caramel. Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, spices, coffee, caramel, chocolate, orange. Full body. Nice beer.
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with off-white head. Aroma of coffee,roasted malt, alcohol and caramel. Flavor is sweet and warming with some coffee, caramel and roasted notes.Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hint of chili. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a chocolate and light chili finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.