espenra (860) - Kurland, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 31.10.2012. Black colour with some dark brown notes. Huge creamy head that settled down fast. Aroma is laden with roasted malts, coffee, liqorice. Flavour feels thin and watery at first, but after a few seconds the coffee, cocoa and liqorice blooms. The alcohol is present, but not dominant. Short aftertaste. A decent beer, perhaps not the most exciting, but I’d try it again.
jolo (870) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml (Tasting a SaintMatty, thanks a lot) A dark brown colour with a small, good lacing, light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, fruit and chocolate. The taste is heavy sweet. A medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long duration.
SaintMatty (5079) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Roasted malt, dried fruit, cocoa and a hint of marzipan in the aroma. Roasted and slightly sweet taste with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and raisins.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/20/12. 22oz bomber thanks to Blazer06. Clear dark red pour with a big tan head that sticks... light lacing. Plain aroma of sweet caramel, oxidation, and diacetyl. Sweet caramel flavor with more diacetyl and a strange lingering bitterness. Eh.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours black with white head. Aroma is weak, notes of coffee, malts and dark fruits. Aroma is also weak with roasted malts and some fruits. Medium sweetness. Boring
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick sweet malt aroma that’s slightly musty. Dark brown color with a small dark tan head. Brown sugar sweetness that lasts to the finish. Light palate.
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black, beige head leaving lacing.
Aroma: malty, roasted, nuts, wood, slightly vinous.
Taste: roasted, nuts, licorice, creamy, wood, dry finish.
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Near-black, red-hued body, medium light beige head. Aroma is roasty malts and hints of licorice. Taste is roasty malts, hints of red berries and faint traces of licorice. Drinkable and all right, but very straightforward and lacking in complexity - a bit too simple, to put it simply.
zestytaco (34) - Niceville, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely dark reddish brown with decent head. Smells include roasted malts, coffee and just a touch of chocolate. Taste is a bit underwhelming with the roasted malts making up the main body of the flavor with hints of fruits (plum and apple) showing up in the end. This is a tasty brew that has its’ moments.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, SB. Pours deep black brown with a nice creamy dark tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, roasted, bready, nutty, fruity and a bit sweet. Flavor is roasted, malty, sweetish, dark bread, bitter, fruity and apples. Finishes bitter, roasted and malty.