Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Dark briwn, thick briwn head. Aroma of burnt coffee grounds and bitter cocia. Taste is bittersweet cocoa and espresso.
yngwie (14774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It pours a more or less black body and a small, dense, dark beige head. Roasted, coffee-ish aroma with a touch of dark chocolate. Roasted, coffee-ish flavor too, also with some chocolate. Dry, full-bodied and quite pleasantly carbonated. Lasting roasted finish. Although a bit one dimensional, it’s a pleasant and tasteful beer I won’t shy away from drinking again. 110819
harrisoni (14693) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from GBBF 2011 and drunk at home. Black beer with thin tan head. Too roasty. Some decent choc. Too carbonated. There is that papery, newspapery flavour in get in some stouts like this that I just don’t like. Some juicy black fruitiness to balance and some hops on end to complement the carbonic acid bite. It’s just a touch empty. There appears to be no soul in this. It’s a stout by the numbers and not by conviction. Nothing wrong with it. Just not my kinda stout.
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice and hops. Nice and dry.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ J.C.G. Pours black with a small off beige head. Nose is roast, cocoa and coffee. A bit ashy and roasted flavor with cocoa and caramel. Medium and smooth. Pleasant drink.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Svea, Malmø. Black - offwhite head. Berries, roasted, chocolate, sweetness, rom/raisin, coffee, light wood notes. Plain.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Opaque black. Dark brown steady head. Brown bread aroma, slightly alcoholic. Coffee palate with roasted malt. Finish is thin but smooth.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Jerntorgets Brygghus, Gothenburg. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 250713
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Avanyn, Göteborg. Black color, nice lasting brown head. Malty, milky chocolate aroma, Bitter chocolate flavor, clear tar notes, cocoa and some licorice. Bitter finish with soms mint notes.
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo. Pours very black with a very large tan head. Aromas of chocolate and dark toast malt. Medium minus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and really dark malt. A bit thin, but otherwise a good drink. Seems astringent, which might equate with dry. Pretty tasty, but not to die for. I’d pick it over quite a few others.