gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is hop, roasted, smoked, chocolate, coffee, malt . Nice beer.
Leighton (9638) - 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.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Deep black coloured. Has a small chocolatebrown head. Liquorice, malt, fruits, roastyness and chocolate notes in the nose. Roasted coffee, fruits and a light bitterness in the flavour. A light liquorice touch. The alcahol is superply hidden. The flavours are well balanced. This beer kind of grows when you drink it. Man this was worth waiting for. It kind of took a long way from Finland over Evansville, Indiana to Copenhagen. Thanks Raindog.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg on tap at The Poshoorn, Maastricht. Black with tan head. This beer seemed to be the guest beer in several Maastricht pubs on the day, a great find. Full of heavily roasted malt giving strong coffee notes with chocolate malt bitterness, in fact intensely bitter. On the beer warming up a slight tartness developed giving further depth. Yum.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Same batch as Capflu, best before June 27, 2003, but bought in Indianapolis. Deep dark beer with perfect thick intimidating moka head. Light chocolate aroma with some fruitiness, and demara sugar. Chocolate malt like malted balls, with coffee finish. Caramle squares is a good descriptive Todd! Not exactly oily but does fill your tastebuds! Yummy.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick brown head, enough of which hangs around for some good lacing. Aromas are sweet malt and licorice with a nose of plum and raisins. Sweetly bitter flavor with coffee and plum hints. Slight metallic feel on the palate, otherwise a full-bodied porter. Paired very well with a spicy meal.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very dark colour, big creamy black-tainted head, nice lace, black chocolate and dark fruity aroma, full-bodied, strong bitterness with a long dry chocolate finish
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle poured a nearly opaque reddiish black wiyh a long lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, some vinous notes, a bit of coffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and a hint of smoke with a smooth, lingering bittersweet finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... A&K’s4thAHBT... Totally black ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. The nose is chocolate, vanilla and roasted nuts. Well-balanced flavor, but it doesn’t match the roastiness or richness of the aroma. A touch burnt and tangy. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes crisp and fairly clean.