jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fairly deep cigar, burning grass and wood smoked, soy, roasted. Black, low head. Smoked, roasted, dark chocolate, soy saltiness, herbal notes. Medium to light body, wooden dryness - slightly more chewiness would be good..
Inbreak (1387) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 06.05.2013, tap @ Bishops Arms, Copenhagen:
Rar røsta lukt med preg av mørk røsta malt, humle, grønsåpe, vått lær, kaffi, alkohol, maling, gras, tre, brent karamell. Lett tørr og sødmerik smak med preg av mørkbrent malt, humle, torv, vått lær, brent kaffi, kakao, brent karamell, gras, aske, grønsåpe, tre. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
SebastianBerg (4) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours black with a tanned brown head that disappears fairly quick.
Smells of charcoal and aromas I associate with sourness from dark malts.
Taste like an bitter ashtray.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin for the beer.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored beer with hardly any head. Aroma and taste of burned malts, coffee and pure chocolate. Oily, sticky mouthfeel. Some alcohol warming in the end.
hackobock (834) - SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Batch no 3, bottled 130225 so a fresh one. Pours black with a fizzy tan head with small bubbles that disappears quickly, leaving a flat surface. Aroma has sweet licorice, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is bitter chocolate and burnt notes, end is an increasing bitternes together with roasted malts and chocolate. Body is medium/full, carbonation quite fizzy. Will put a few in the cellar and see how they develops.
beer_est_deus (459) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart öl med riktigt stort brunt skum. Doft: Mörk kola, choklad, kaffe, citrus, rågbröd, kött, alkohol, ljung, stall. Smak: Kaffe, vanilj, knäckebröd, bränt socker, vaniljglass, mörk choklad, barr.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, malt, licorice, spices. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, spices. Full body. Nice beer.
andregoncalves (986) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to omhper. Lovely color with medium brown head. Carbonation is nice and soft. Taste is bitter but not too much. Aroma is highly coffeed and very very balanced.
thomat (1841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ölrepubliken. Pitch black with a medium brown head. malty and fruity notes. Malt, fruit, coffee and chocolate. Full body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.
mjs (4166) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch 2, bottled 12/2/12, BBE 13/12/12, courtesy of baggio, thanks Robert!, 20130405) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized, fizzy and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, dark chocolate and coffee Palate was full bodied and quite dry with surprisingly high carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, burnt malts, ash, soy sauce, liquorice, sweetness, dark chcolate, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, hoppy and bitter. A well balanced dark strong beer. A bit too burnt for my taste and alcohol began pushng through in the aftertaste but still an enjoyment to drink.