JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this beer on tap at Smoqued BBQ in Orange, CA. This jet black pour with a cocoa-puff brown head was very tasty. It’s a palate pleasing combination of coffee an chocolate flavors. I really enjoyed it.
pilsnerrogge (2349) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a lacing head. Dry espresso aroma with notes of toffee and licorice. Smooth mouth feel. Flavour is coffee, licorice and dark chocolate. Long, espresso dry finish. Nice one!
wisdomsolo (155) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This was fantastic. The aroma was toasted coffee, malts, toffee. The flavor was sweet yet just a touch bitter from the big coffee notes. Super smooth on the tongue. Loved it.
jesperhammer (2511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
30-NOV-2013, bottle @home, brought by Erik, from Systembolaget.
Black with tan head.
Aroma is roast and coffee. Taste is roast, coffee, more berry-like, and some soy.
Very full body, soft carbonation, sweet but with a bitter espresso finish. Big brew. Thx. Erik.
alobar (2502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid black pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, espresso, and anise. Roasted malt and espresso dominate the flavor with licorice and chocolate. Exceptional!
Countbeer (3651) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks to Gothgargoyle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small brown foamy head, which disappears quick and leaves a headless black colored beer.
Aromas of espresso, coffee beans, chalk, coffee roast, anise, some bay leave, some light liquorice tints, roast and wood roast.
Flavours of espresso, coffee roast, some spices, some brown sugars, creamy, bitters, chalk, liquorice wood and wood roast, some raisin and dark chocolate.
Aftertaste is a good mix of roast, espresso, coffee beans, bitters, light spicy and some brown sugars.
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy thicker light oily texture.
TBone (11161) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 650ml PBFVIII
Opaque brown color, small brown head. Toasted, coffeeish, bready aroma. Medium to full bodied. Lots of coffee, toasted flavors, finish has hoppy bitterness. Nice long coffeish aftertaste.
SlackerMads (852) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Warming, coffee, roasted malt, coffee grounds, alcohol. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Heavy sweet and bitter. A bit rough.
gruberm (268) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black liquid and a dark brown head. Strong and obvious chocolate smell. Creamy taste with strong odd astringent twinge and a bitterness likely from the espresso. Pleasant.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dazz3 (1422) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, smoky with a coffee, roasted malt mild bitter finish.
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: tons of espresso, rich roastiness, cocoa, licorice, dry and lots of acidity, woody, soy sauce.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
T: coffee, coffee and then some more coffee, big bite, salty, rather dry for a beer with this ABV, lots of alcohol.
P: fullbodied, soft carbonation, bitter, roasty and warming finish.
O: I love the original, this was not as enjoyable for med personaly.