cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... Thanks to Pat ... Deep solid black ... nice roast and lots of alcohol in nose ... roast malt ... bit bitter ... some hop character ... bit over powerful with the balance a bit off but still ok.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; big, creamy head. Aroma of malt, yoghourt, sweet. Good body strength, a bit oily, roasted malts, light liquorice, light paperboard. Bitterness given most of all by the roasted malt.
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Dempsey’s. Pours like motor oil, shiny and black, with a sizeable, firm beige head. Lots of roasted malts and dark chocolate in the aroma. Flavor was somewhat sweet, but the bitter chocolate, almost like baking cocoa, held things in check. Full bodied, chewy, with fine, soft carbonation. Lingering roasty dryness. Excellent.
rlgk (17301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. This is kinda funny. I have tried this beer several times, and I am pretty sure I have rated it once or even twice. But here we go again... Pitch black beer with a nice brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, fruity, raisins, cocoa, licorice notes. tar, coffee notes. Malty caramel flavor, vinous, raisins, figs, chocolate, grapes, cocoa, Cream notes, some licorice. Malty raisin finish with chocolate, caramel and some figs. Nice sweetish stout.
Rasmus40 (17004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansa, Malmö. Black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt, licorice and minor notes of rye bread. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 150414
harrisoni (16928) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rune and Finn. Drunk at home whilst watching jokes about camels. Totally black beer with thick tan head. It’s a thickish beer. Some molasses some liquorice. I prefer a more coffee and chocolate porter. It’s thick and quite tickley dry malty on the finish. Some dryness. It’s a tasty thick porter. Wow. it’s really intense.
Koelschtrinker (16429) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Danke an den Doppelbock für die Tauschabwicklung! Süßer, etwas kaffeeartiger Geruch. Cremiger Antrunk, ein süßer Unterton ist immer vorhanden. Von Anfang an ist das Bier röstmalzig, nähert sich gegen Ende hin auch einem Kaffeegeschmack. Ein herbes Aroma scheint nebenbei immer auf der Zunge zu liegen und ergänzt das Bier sehr gut. Weiterhin angenehm cremig. Köbes, noch eins!
Test vom 4.2.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,12,11,14,8,12 - 11,75
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a Finnish guy at Borefts ’13, didn’t catch your name - but big thanks, 28/09/13.
Mid black with no head.
Nose is roast malt, earthy, dark toffee.
Taste comprises cocoa powder, toffee, dark roast malt, earthy, light brown sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finish with roasty tones.
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (trade w/tbone_) Pours very dark brown, almost black, and is topped by a creamy, beige head. Fruity and slightly oxidized nose, with chocolate and roasted malt. The same goes for the flavor, but there’s a weak note of coffee there as well. It finishes quite dry, with chocolate, roasted malt, some fruityness and bitterness. I would like a fuller body on the beer, and also some more hops, but it is definately a nice beer. (070809)
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice and hops. Dry finish.