rarbring (1959) - 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.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Bottle 2010. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, coca cola, coffee, caramel. Flavor: roasted malt, dark fruitiness, coffee, caramel, rye bread, licorice, light bitterness. A bit stout/porter like. Light mouthfeel. Flavorful, but easy drinking. Very good with bacon and eggs. Re-rated 101008.
teddybeer (2932) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Black colour with a frothy and wuickly diminishes tan head. Aroma is black coffee, roasty and strong licorice. Flavour is toasty, roasty, strong dark coffee, some spicy notes are perceptible. Body is medium to high. Carbonation is flat to soft. Texture is oily.
SaintMatty (6159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Black in colour with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, plain chocolate and some faint smoky hints. Roasted taste with coffee, chocolate and some very light smoked hints. Very enjoyable and it has lots of body. Nice and smooth and easy to drink.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle bought at Systembolaget in Linköping. Steady, tan coloured head. Almost mahogany in body appearance with great clarity. Rich and attractive aroma of cocoa malts. Earthy malts in flavour developing into the smooth taste of chocolate, cocoa and a few hints of cinnamon spices, and ending with notes a bitter roastiness. Rounded mouth feel. Well made and a pleasure to drink (shared with Finn, Tromsø 01.12.2009).
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2011 2011-01-18, bottle, 1 or 2 years old, 7-4-8-3-16=38
Black color, with medium sized creamy head, and apparently high carbonation. The coffee aroma is truly convincing. Dry mouthfeel, smooth too; delicate, harmonious coffee flavor, chocolatey; the aging added a light yeasty (cheesy, ammonia) touch, creating a delicious result.
2009-10-20, draught at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 7-4-6-2-13=32
Dark mahogany color. Nice aroma of roasted malt and chocolate, with cereals and nuts, a bit dusty too. Medium body structure, actually thinner in the end; dark caramel flavor with sme chocolate, possibly too dry in the end; there is a very light final liquorice touch; correct bitterness. Elegant but nothing special.
Borresteijn (5648) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl Bottle via trade with SaintMatty, thanks Matt. Black colour, off white greyish head. Aroma of coffee, leather, ash, dark malts. Flavour is light sweet, coffee, leather, malts, nuts, dry light hoppy bitter finish with some roast. Light bodied. Smell is more pronounced than the flavour, but I liked this one a lot.
pilsnerrogge (2680) - 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.
Linnet (1391) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black colour, small tan head, lacing. Aroma is heavily roasted and a bit acidic, coffe and smoke. Flavour is rich, roasted, coffee, smoke and with a nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with small bubbles. This is really good! Sigtuna is very much an up and coming brewery at the swedish micro brewery scene.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,5l delt med Rune. Dyprød/svart på farge. Veldig høyt kremaktig skum med litt farge. Sterk aroma med litt ristet malt & kaffe. Deilig på smak: Kaffe & ristet malt. Langvarig ettersmak i samme gate. Minner mye om en porter. Kanskje litt uvariert - men bevares: Denne kunne jeg ha drukket mye av. KI=2