yespr (39411) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Sweet, toasted malty and breadish to caramelish. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.
joergen (25587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Papsø.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, licorice and dark chocolate.
Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, licorice and dark chocolate.
omhper (22883) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned, from Systembolaget. Completely black with rich beige head. Aroma of treacle and toffee. Sweet with full body and rounded, albeit syrupy mouthfeel. Thick treacle and molasses dominates, notes of metal and oak. Peppery finish withj evident alcohol. Simplistic. Don’t know why I keep trying new SKA beers, when I am constantly underwhelmed by them.
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty chocolate and caramel finish.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with small sized brownish head. The aroma is mild; there is some roasted malt, ashes, cheese (Brie). Roasted malt flavor, with some coffee; the mouthfeel is smooth and rather dry; the body seems lighter than expected; the grape added a bit of sourness, but not a fruity evidence; the alcohol can be perceived clearly.
Good smooth stout, nothing special.
Leighton (17754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Thirsty Monk during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours red brown with a creamy, tan head. Tasty stuff with light smoked malts, burnt sugar, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with burnt sugars, well toasted bread, chocolate. Nice.
rlgk (17116) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned, from Systembolaget. Label says ABV 7,5. Pitch black beer with a very nice beige head. Roasted cocoa aroma, woody, licorice, grapefruit notes, vanilla, dark bread, coffee, orange peels, some soot, some hazelnuts. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, vinous, grapes, orange peels, coffee, oak, smoked notes, dark bread, raisins, some soot, some licorice. Very smooth and balanced beer.
bhensonb (13726) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from LetsPour.com. Pours very dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Med body. Now I get the vinosity - coffee, chocolate and then the grape sort of stirs in all up into a very different taste. Very interesting. It finishes pretty dry, and my mouth thinks its pretty bitter. Maybe thats oak. I wouldn’t say a lot is going on in this, but I am having troubling with my sorting.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can, pours black with a fairly large light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt predominantly, wood and dark chocolate. Flavour brings out notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts and wood upfront, with little notice of the oak or grape juice, at least until the grape juice shows up on the finish. Very smooth, chocolatey palate, and very well-balanced. Much better than the average ratings would have you believe. Great stuff.
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish. Did’nt really notice any grape character.