HULK777 (212) - - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Beautiful crown. Fantastic chocolate, coffee, and dark caramel aroma. Taste of coffee, bread, chocolate cake, and hints of red berries, very well balanced. A fantastic ale! (Rated at best before date, which implies improvement through maturation.)
klas (166) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a large frothy head. Aroma and taste of dark roasted malts, chokolate and coffee. Also taste of hops and bitterness. Very good.
SnakeTown (315) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med ljusbrunt skum! Massor med Humle och kaffe o lite bränd smak! Mycket god öl
ansalon (632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home. Pours black with quite a large frothy head. Aroma is rye bread, cacao nibs, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, honey, some spices, some floral notes. Quite decent.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, rich head. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee and hops. Flavour is very bitter and has notes of chocolate, roasted malt and toffee.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black beer with a big beige head. Coffee, malty, vnilla, hoppy and fruity aroma. Similar flavour with some metallic notes.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours almost completely black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate, malts, cocoa, resiny and peachy hops. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good dark malts, toasted, chocolate, light nutty with firm, fresh bitterness. Piney, grapefruit, peach, resin. Nice lingering bitterness. Very good.
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: roastiness, coffee, chocolate, dried dark fruits, alcohol, slightly floral, some earthy hoppiness coming through.
Ap: dark almost black body, medium creamy Brown head, lacing.
F: big bite, lots of coffee and roastiness, some ash, some weird note That I can’t put my finger on, alcohol, some undefined fruitiness.
P: medium to thin body considering ABV, very low carbonation, with not enough body it makes it feel a little flat.
T: does not leave a lasting impression.
Cunningham (3673) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black color with a creamy beige head. Nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Hoppy, some chocolate and deep malty.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a nice bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Hoppy, fruity, chocolate and a solid dark malt backbround.
Overall impression:What a nice ale. Felt more like an BIPA.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.