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Sigtuna Black October

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Brewed by Sigtuna Brygghus
Style: Schwarzbier
Arlandastad, Sweden

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2013
courtesy of Per - black beer under a huge foamy beige head; roasted aroma with notes of black chocolate, hints of ashes and vanilla; licorice too; fair carbonation, some sweetness and medium-bodied; light residual sweetness, more licorice and black chocolate in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, kaffe, karamell med toner av laktris. Svart med en lagom söt beska.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle, april 2012. Dark brown body, almost black, with a light brown lasting head. Heavy carbonated. Aroma of instant coffee, rye and roasted malt. Taste of coffee, caramel, licorice, with a matching bitterness, ends on the sweet side, with a light malty aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1085) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma: The smell is typical for heavy roasted malt, burnt bread, coffee, some anise and dried fruit.
Appearance: The beer is black. A cream colored foamy head, no lacing.
Taste: Initially sweet, raisins and dried dates, sour apples, some sherry, dark chocolate, nuts and cherry seeds.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, soft with small bubbles.
Overall: Really god, and really much beer for the relatively low ABV.
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-10-14.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2012
Draught at Stockholm beer and whiskey festival. Small light brown head. Dark malty aroma with just a hint of chocolate. Black roasted taste that dominate.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle a ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma weak, the only notes that sticks out are the burnt ones. Tastes burnt and unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2390) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2012
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours black with a beige head. aroma of licorice, roasted malt, some coffee and hints of dark chocolate and fruits. Malty and medium sweet with a balced bitterness. Lightly malty and roasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (941) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
Close to black body with a faint reddish glow when held upon a bright light. A huge, creamy, light-brown head forms very easily, so it takes quite some time to pour the glass. The head is long-lived and laces the glass well. Quite strong and very malty aroma, with heavily roasted notes, coffee and dark caramel. Also some light hoppy notes, traces of dark fruits and a whiff of tobacco. Light to moderate sweet taste, the same goes for the bitterness. Rather strong roasted to burnt aroma, coffee, caramel and a bit too much dry ashy yeast. Faint smoke and tobacco, even fainter dark fruits. Quite light body, too lively carbonation, and all the yeast gives both a dry texture and a light metallic feel. Still a very nice beer.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
50cl bottle from trade with SaintMatty, tried @ hotelroom. Pitch black, opaque color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell malts, dark malts, slightly caramel, hint of coffee. Taste malts, dark malts, slightly smoke, lightly oatmeal, slightly sweetish, a hint of caramel. Low body, low carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1061) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour with a medium beige head. Wonderful roasted aroma of leather, wood, oak, dark chocolate and hints of smoke. More roast in the flavour along with coffee, leather and dark berries. Light and silky mouth feel, and light bitterness. A fantastic and easy-drinking dark beer.


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