yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty, chocolate, roasted and breadish. Mild tarish, dark roasted, chocolate and solid bitter. Ends dry, bitter and almost herbal. Thick malty and caramelish. Mild tarish, rather dry.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov); bb 2013/05
Black color with huge brown compact head. Roasted malt aroma, but also something else that could be strange. Smooth mouthfeel, over carbonated; strong flavor of roasted malt, followed by some dark chocolate, light coffee, and liquorice; correct bitterness; the final has some roasted nuts, and it starts being a bit metallic.
Good, but not necessarily impressive.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fork & Bottle, Zürich. Black with a creamy beige head. Nice milky chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate, hints of roasted flavours. Nice.
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks Bov! Black, rich beige head. Aroma of chocolate and tobacco. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Rich flavour of salty licorice and chocolate. Long bitter finish. Pleasant and harmonious.
lundy (43) - - MAR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mostly opaque with a very thin brown head that lingers. Reddish-gold hue when held to a light. Most prominent aroma is molasses (sort of like good shisha :), some vanilla, some dried fruits as well. Something in the nose reminds me of frost, perhaps some oxidation, but it’s not unpleasant. Bitter taste, full-bodied, mouthfeel is a bit oily. Very dry finish.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cl, bought at Hako during a tasting with the brewer, Tom.
Pours a viscous black with a tan head.
Smells strongly of dark chocolate, with a ton of malt, and some coffee.
Tastes of a strong bitterness with a medium sweetness, and chock full of malty goodness.
Full bodied. Creamy smooth texture. Soft carbonation.
Finishes with a mild lingering espresso bitterness.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of the Erzbierschofs - pitch black beer with a fast collapsing dark beige foam; pretty roasted coffee aroma with notes of licorice and herbs; very sweet and full-bodied; thick and oily; a late and very robust bitterness with a long coffeish and chocolatey finish with lingering notes of licorice; salty and nutty notes - a bold and very nice beer