Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with red hints. Pale nougat coloured head. The aroma is medium to heavily roasted with burned notes. Tones of salty soy, new asphalt, burned/smoky rubber, cigar ash, green pepper/gravel/parsley-like coffee, dry cocoa/dark grainy chocolate, burned caramel, dark bread, nutshells and salty black liquorice. The nose is dry and clean with some “green-ish” hops lurking in the background. The flavour holds some sweetness alongside light to medium bitterness. Tones of caramel, sweet liquorice, soy, dark bready wort, coffee and chocolate (what a surprise). Hops are earthy and green. The mouthfeel is clean and light peppery with a near medium carbonation. Mild earthy roast, light mint and sweet liquorice in the finish. Light to medium bodied.
finol (2981) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours black with a tiny brown head.
Sausage, coffe and some smoke, porter like.
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 Bottle. I love smoked licorice. I love this beer! Lots of flavors (chocolate, coffee etc.), yet easy to drink and refreshing.
pilsnerrogge (2786) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark (almost black) colour, small-ish head. Coffee and liquorice aroma. Dry and toasted flavour with notes of coffee, hops and smoke. Long dry aftertaste.
esp0r (2679) - NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, big brown head. Smells of roasted malts, hints of caramel and coffee, quite fruity. Taste is malty with good sweetness, some roastiness and coffee. Very drinkable. Quite dry and watery on the palate. Nice roasty bitterness
Lilja (2608) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, kaffe, karamell med toner av laktris. Svart med en lagom söt beska.
RuneStumo (2542) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
04.12.2010. 0,5l Bottle from Systembolaget Charlottenberg, Sweden. Black colour with off-white head. Malty aroma with smooth bitterness. Medium body with roasted malt. Nice beer with good flavours.
TheJestersBeer (2371) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dense, dark, reddish-brown, verging on black, with a thick brown head.
The aromas signal smoothness - roasted malts, milk chocolate, cappucino rather than coffee, smoke, licorice, hops, ashes.
Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness, lively CO2.
Roasted malt and coffee dominate the taste, chocolate, hops, licorice, ashes.
There’s an acidity, most likely from the roasted malt, that leaves the finish a bit astringent, and it feels as if a bit more body would have been great. Still quite nice and balanced. (2011-11-05)
bergstaden (2269) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a light brown head - aroma of roasted malt - tastes the same, roasted malt , hints of smoke and ash, hints of hop bitterness in the background - finish of roasted malt - nice beer
rarbring (2216) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.