Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black colour with a disappearing beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, licorice and fruit. Flavor: roasted & sweet, a bit acidic, sweet licorice, caramel, cold coffee, faint smoke, some alcohol. A bit too acidic and unbalanced, but not bad.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with light brown head. Roasted coffee, dry sweet. No hops but slight metallic tone.. Dry after taste.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma with notes of pear and pineapple. Acidic with notes of alcohol. A bit clumsy.
Malty flavour with sweetness and acid.
Joakgust (1181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50cl - Opaque black beer with a brown head. Aroma is sweet malty with notes of dried cherries, prunes, chocolate and oatmeal. Flavor is malty with notes of coffee, sour dried fruits, metallic hops and cereal. Beautiful aroma, disappointing flavor.
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010 - Black with a tan head. Roasted and slightly smoky aroma with hints of plain chocolate. Roated taste with chocolate, coffee and malt. Tasty.
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 (6816) - 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 (5155) - 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 (863) - 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.