saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, roast malt, licorice and hops. Nice and smooth.
AlbertC (274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is soya, roasted amlts, some dark fruit but mainly chocolate and coffee. Taste is dry, coffe and some chocolate in the and rather bittier.
kingstoni (1265) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a brown disappearing head. Aroma is smoky malt and peat with a little hops and liqourice. Flavour is smoky malt & caramel. Lightly bitter finish.
Countbeer (3873) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks to VsXsV:
Medium brown head, which changes quick into a vast airy and sticky small brown head/lacing.
The beer poured dark brown but is black in the glass.
Smell gass, a slight hint of apple, hint of liquorice. When the beer has chambred a bit the gass notes are still there but there are also notes of light roasted malts, a hint of coffee and hints of clay and glue.
Taste is strong spicy/bitter (even sharp, but not in a mouthfeel way) the first second and is completely gone the 2nd second.
Than the taste changes into a mix of light smoked malts, low to medium bitter, some light liquorice,light roasted malts, some hops.
The bitterness turns more bitter towards the aftertaste. There are also hints of roasted malts and light dry roasted herbs.
Low to medium carbo, light spicy mouthfeel, medium watery body and a light watery texture.
Not bad but not great either, a good inbetweener I guess.
thomat (1838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a heavy, brown head. Malty with fruit notes. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice, balanced finish.
dnoaksson (651) - , SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beskan är vass som en cirkelsåg och fräser ut kanterna med brutal precision. Materialet i sig är av rätt typiskt snitt, stabilt och pålitligt men utan den där extra finishen.
Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 0.33l bottle from Systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm. A black beer. Yeah, it’s just pure good old black and it has this really big and really fluffy-lasting light mocha head. The aroma is not to extreme, but it has some both sweet and roasted coffee tones, hoppy and I sense some fruity rhubarb tone in this one as well. Lots of cold coffee in the flavor blended with a stingy and pungent forest-hoppy flavor. Stingy almost. It has a lively - almost aggressive carbonation level that’s disturbing the pleasure in drinking this a bit. Ends with even more cold - or should I say old - coffee, and with lots of Belgian chocolate. An OK one I guess.
0.33l bottle. This one pours a deep dark brown onr with a really massive and quite impressive looking brown top that’s really lacing down the whole glass with a symetrical patern. Looks really good this. On the nose its light roasted with some sweet milky chocolate. Traces of dark caramel and ice cream. Quite elegant non-extreme aroma. The taste is quite burned and roasted. Most the first, but I feel the mouthfeel lacks the punch needed to coap with all those burned flavors. A bit thin and almost watery mouthfeel actually, and it does not help that the carbonation level is a good pich above average. It’s well hopped as well, and there are notes of ripe fruits in between the roastiness. Ends with bitter cold coffee and some dark bitter chocolate. Not bad. 09.02.2013
finol (1943) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark brown with a huge tan head.
Nice drinkable porter, bit rosted malt and a hint of smoke.
Sparf (85) - Östersund, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge head. Pours really black with only a tiny red tone. A thin aroma, heavily roasted and with som metal and pepper. Very dry and thin taste, dominated by coffe and liquorice. Slightly burned. Aftertaste is short and dry with ashes and a quite good bitterness.
SirLimpsalot (1909) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doft: Kola och gummi.
Smak: lite besk, sälta, bränd malt men inget att hurra över. Tunn vätska