Zantetsuken (10) - USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak aroma - roasty and a bit of caramel maybe. Black, dark tan head that didn’t last. Mild caramel, chocolate, and nutty flavors - nothing overpowering. Fairly sweet, not much bitterness. Full body, quite dark. Finishes a little weak for such a dark beer; makes you want more. Good drink-ability for it’s flavor. Soft carbonation. Don’t drink it cold.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big brown head. Opaque black body goes barely translucent dark red at edges. Aroma like an extinguished candle with chocolate and resin notes. Dry-acidic burnt extinguished candle taste with chocolate and wax notes. Some butterscotch, too. Fullish body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry-acidic waxy licorice aftertaste with resiny vinegary notes. Weird, and not really very successful. Ah well. (0.5l bottle. Batch #104.)
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Almost black with a light brown head. Good coffee and chocolate aroma. Quite a bit of roasted malts flavours, hints of tart fruit. Lightish body. Highly drinkable.
Ingevara (760) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tar dark. Brown-tinted head, not very big, and it vanishes after a while. the flavor correspond very well to the commercial decription with soft sweet licorice and shy coffee tones. the aftertaste is smooth and licorissy, no burnt feeling at all. A beginners-stout that anybody can like.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a tanned head that leaves small lacings.
The aroma is of roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Hints of caramel and fudge.
The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of loasted malts, coffee, licorice and fudge. The finish is dry with notes of caramel and sweet licorice.
Medium body with quite a lot of fizzy carbonation.
This is a decent stout. I enjoyed it. Not very complex by any means, but quite tasty.
pilsnerrogge (2400) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Colour is black, head is small. Toffee and liquorice aroma. Flavour is toffee, liquorice, cold coffee and charcoal.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black as a stout. But here ends the similarities. This one is thin and boring!
Nisse666 (3677) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2010-03-12, Göteborg
AR: warm smokey aromas, roasted malt
AP: dark brown body, 3 cm high Oboy colored head
F. fudge, english licoritse fudge, vanilla
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black with a large brownish head.
Roasted malt, toffee, some coffee, soy and licorice in the aroma. The same in the flavor plus a slight acidity. Body was about medium also medium carbonation. Short aftertaste. Drinkable but a little thin.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark dark brown with a small beige head. Sort of sourish aroma with notes of milk, chocolate and lots of salty liqourice. Flavor is salty liqourice, light chocolate, lots of metallic notes (blood, metal etc) and some milky sourish and acidic malt off notes. Ends on a sweet and sour note with lingering liqourice. Smooth and medium bodied. Rather off and unbalanced.